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Why my coby mpc833 won't work

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.

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  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008






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  • Anonymous Aug 09, 2008

    I can transfer music just fine but when I disconect it from the computer and try to listen to it, it won't even turn on. All it will do is give me a red light sometimes. I have never been able to listen to the music except for when it's in the usb connection with the computer.

  • coolcowgirl Aug 09, 2008

    I just bought the mp3 player. I can transfer things just fine but then when I disconnect it from the computer, put my headphones in it and try to listen to it, I can't at all. I will get a red light sometimes. It won't turn on at all. I've followed the manual instructions as to changing the battery and stuff but I continue to have difficulties.

  • scaycediarie Dec 16, 2008

    I downloaded songs from my computer to my mp3, the problem is it won't play when I wanted it to play then If I play it on the computer it does play but not with my mp3 at all

  • Jeff195 Feb 04, 2009

    I sometimes get static if it bumps something the wrong way and I have to power cycle it to get it to work again. Also though recently I have been stuck with the same play list because when I plug it into all 4 usb ports I have it doesn't even turn it on, but the usb ports all work as they work for other devices. IDK. This mp3 player is sub par anyway as I've found I either need to hold it in my hand while walking or wrap it in cloth like a facecloth and stuff it in my pocket because with the slightest bump on the battery door it turns itself off. Slightly shoddy.

  • sharedblessi Apr 08, 2009

    I have a COBY MPC883 and files are showing up on the computer but they will not play.  It is formatted in Mac Extended Journaling now that I erased all the files using my MAC.  I erased all the files because just dragging them to the trash did not seem to take them out.   No space was left even though nothing was showing up in the file.  I have transferred new info.  in MP3, AAC, and WMA formats but it is not playing any of them.


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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.

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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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