Question about Dell DJ MP3 Player
SOURCE: Firmware Problem
I had this problem as well and found help. I tried the suggestions below and the problem was fixed! What you can try is this: Open up Control Panel Click on Performance and Maintenance Click on System Click on Hardware tab Click on Device Manager button If you see a Yellow Exclamation mark beside something that looks like the DJ then double click on that. If you see something that says to Update the driver then do so. If it asks to checked Windows Update, choose this option!! If this fails then delete it from your computer by pressing the Del key then clicking OK. Restart the computer, connect your DJ and see if it works properly. If not, open up Device Manager again. This time remove ALL your USB ports, everything under Universal Serial Bus controllers. Restart your computer, let it reinstall your USB devices, connect your DJ with its done, hope it works... If not, open up Add/Remove Programs Click on Show Updates box in the top middle if your running Service Pack 2 Scroll all the way down until you see Windows Media Player 10. If more than one WMP 10 item is showing then remove those first. After your PC restarts remove WMP10. If removed successfully then your computer will now have WMP9 installed. Open up WMP9, click on Help, click on Check for Player Upgrade. WMP10 should be displayed. Let it update... After your computer restarts, install the Windows Media Format 9.5 Runtime from this sticky Restart your computer, connect your DJ and hope it works....... Or you can just take it to another computer running Windows XP and WMP10 and if it recognizes correctly then put back a v1 firmware, I recommend 1.02.01. Download it from this FAQ Hope this helps you as much as it helped me.
Posted on Feb 04, 2007
SOURCE: dell dj firmware
I had the same problem and it turns out the firmware did get loaded, the program just didn't close out properly. If you go to Settings & Info-->Information on your DJ you should see that it is the updated version.
Posted on Feb 21, 2008
SOURCE: Dell DJ Gen 2 Won't connect
if your Dell DJ player is no longer recognized by the upgrade firmware even with the correct, original device driver installed, then you will need to install a windows 'MTP' driver by doing the following. Note that this applies to Windows XP only.
1. make sure you have the SP2 XP upgrade.
2. Install Windows Media Player 10 or roll it back to version 10 if you are using a later version. You can roll it back by going to 'Add or Remove programs' and uninstalling any WMP upgrade from the 'Change or Remove Programs' dialog window. Note: don't uninstall WMP enitrely from the 'Add/remove windows components' dialog.
3. Go get this file: fixup.zip Unzip it in a temporary directory and run the fixup.cmd by double-clicking in explorer or using the windows 'Run' command. Follow the instructions it prints in its DOS window about deleting the Dell device in the hardware manager.
4. plug your DJ player into the USB port. XP should now say 'Found MTP device' or something similar.
5. Get the Dell DJ 1.02 firmware from their support site appropriate for your player. Run the firmware upgrade. The software should detect your player this time.
A good reference for the Dell DJ stuff is here: gotzune.com
Note: I can't personally recommend the 'PlayForSure' firmware as I have not been successful upgrading to it. WMP 11 does not seem to work with the Dell DJ but WMP10 does and the device Sync function works just fine.
For almost ALL of the MP3 players out there that seem bricked due to a firmware upgrade failure or some other reason, they can be usually restored in a simlar way by installing a basic 'MTP' driver which allows windows to at least send a file to it, and by putting the player into a recovery mode as defined by the manufacturer.
Posted on Aug 11, 2008
SOURCE: Firmware Reload
well, after a lot of research and frustration, I found a site that had links to the right firmware versions so I could fix it! I also had to dig into the pit of despair that is my storage bins and thankfully I was able to find the CD that came with my DJ to give my computer the drivers it needed to recognize the DJ...
http://www.gotzune.com/forums/showthread.php?p=60383#post60383 go to that link and look towards the bottom for the link to your version of firmware that you need... ftp://ftp.dell.com/app/R74011.exe <--- that one worked for me!
thankfully, I was able to fix it by doing that, but not before I had to delete all the data from it in a sad attempt to make it work when it was stuck in recovery mode :( but I have all the good stuff on my computer, so it's probably better that I cleaned it up because I had too much **** on there that I didn't listen to anymore...
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
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