Question about Coby MP-C883 MP3 Player
I got my coby to turn on finally with a new battery and finally got it to work but the only way it would download songs was by connecting the cord to the mp3 and the computer because it wouldn't work by putting the mp3 directly into the port. it let me download my songs and it let me listen to them for a while but then the next day it would play but it wouldn't advance to another song i would have to manually forward it to get it to play. the next day even with changing the battery again, it won't play at all. you can here a little bit of static sound but thats it and thats only when you can get it to stay on. and now when i plug it in either way it won't register on the computer like that usb drive doesn't exist. i've also tried a different computer. HELP!!! I've been shafted.
Jan42 this isn't actually your solution but for the others who said <same problem> It may be theirs. So every one else try it. Next for you Jan42, the problem for you I can be is simple. The player is bad. It is not unual for them to do what your having. I keep seeing this a recurrent and The warranty on these is next to useless. Read this solution below. Some of it may apply. Don't toss it tillyo try it K?
I had this problem and gave a detail on how to solve in one of the solve pages on the site you posted but I'll write it to you and hope you get this.
The problem is two fold.
1. the player doesn't actually recognize mp3 files. Mine did at first the it didn't. I solved this sort of. Since the player will recognize wma format if you use the media player converter to change the song format to wma and sync them it will play them. If you load a song that is incorrrect it will cause the light to go solid an not play. If you get to the point where the light goes out and the song play will not advance past a certain point it is a format issue. Note not all songs will convert properly and the media player will warn you about converting. save the files as <same name .wma> in a different file your originals will remain untouched.
2. License. If the songs you are trying to load do not have the license the player will not play it no matter the format and it is the one problem that usually shuts the mp3 player off. I have used this to solve several units and the problem is the Coby players have poor programing and it is easily disrupted. Never plug your player into a PC while it is on. The best way is to remove the battery first.
I'd be interested if this solves your problem email me either way, so I can eliminate what units it works for and not. My one is a MPC883. It took hours to figure out but these steps do work and tell Tech the problem is programming and hardware.
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
How long have you owned this for? If not that long I'd highly recommend to run back to the store in order to swap it out. It appears lots of similar issues with MP3's not just this model in particular have had issues with the fuzzy sound...then nothing happens at all. It's not a good sign when the computer usb port does not recognize the device. I'd suggest to re-install the software just to be on the safe side [unless yours does it automatically some require software]. But otherwise notify the manufacturer of the situation to see if they can repair it or replace it since it appears to be a defective unit if the other solutions do not help this problem.
Some times the manufacturers can give you idea's to fix the problem to over the phone by just contacting the manufacturer directly. I've ran into that with plenty of electronics.
Let us know how it goes. Sorry to hear about your problems and looking forward to hearing back on how things go for you.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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