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YP-Z5 The YP-Z5 doesn't show up in my desktop ,how can I get it ?

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  • alex mack Sep 15, 2008

    My yp-z5 is not identified as attached hardware when connected to any PC I have tried, although it does seem to still charge the battery. It still works with the existing music and picture files on the unit, which are now to be found through the Browse Files menu. Samsung suggest reformatting the unit and loosing all the stored files. If you have any better suggestions I would be grateful. Besides, I don't know how to reformat it.

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Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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SOURCE: other way to sync the yp-z5 withought windows media player

Hi, I recently spoke to the tchnicians from Samsung who put me onto the Samsung website where you can download the Samsung media Player. That also allows you to sync the unit. Thanks

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I need a replacement usb cable to connect my samsung YP-Z5 MP3 player to my computer


You can purchase a replacement USB cable for Samsung YP-Z5 MP3 Player from amazon >>LINK

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I have a samsung yp-z5f but i can't get in menu and it keeps freezeing.i reseted it but sill nothing.can you help?


A firmware upgrade may solve the issue. To upgrade firmware follow these steps:

  1. Download the firmware file from the Samsung Download Center by clicking here.
  2. Remember to save the file to your desktop or documents.
  3. Uncompress the downloaded file in a folder (use winrar or winzip). DATA file will be displayed.
  4. Connect the player to your PC with the USB cable.
  5. Right click on the Start button, and then left click Explore to open Windows Explorer on your PC. [Samsung YP-Z5] is displayed in Windows Explorer.
  6. Select the uncompressed files and drag-and-drop it into the Samsung YP-Z5 Data folder.
  7. Disconnect the YP-Z5 from your PC. After disconnecting the USB Cable, the upgrade screen appears.
  8. Select [Upgrade] to upgrade firmware.
Try it and see.



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Apr 18, 2008 | Samsung YP-K3 MP3 Player

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Connection to my computer


UMS mode allows the Z5 to interface to the computer as if it were a removable hard drive. You can then use Windows File Explorer to manage the files in the Z5.

To get into UMS mode, connect the Z5 to the USB port while simultaneously holding down the "return" button (the top of the square keypad) while connecting. This will put the player into UMS mode for that connection period only.

If you upgrade to the new firmware, you have the option of making it always connect in UMS mode.

The steps to install the latest firmware are:
(1) Download version 2.37 or newest of the Z5 firmware http://www.samsung.com.

(2) Unzip it to get the file named "Z5Update.dat".

(3) Disconnect the Z5 from the USB port.

(4) Reconnect the Z5 to the USB port while simultaneously holding down the "return" button (the top of the square keypad) while connecting. This will put the player into UMS mode for that connection period only.

(5) Open a File Explorer window, and find the YP-Z5 device.

(6) At this point, make sure the Z5 is fully charged and has at least 30MBytes of free space.

(7) Copy the file "Z5Update.dat" to the root directory of the YP-Z5 device.

(8) Now disconnect the Z5 from the USB port.

(9) The Z5 will display the option to upgrade to the new software, or to cancel.

(10) Select "Upgrade". This will power off the Z5.

(11) Connect the USB cable to the Z5. Now it will upgrade the firmware under USB power. DO NOT DISCONNECT THE USB UNTIL THE UPGRADE FINISHES. After finishing the upgrade, new firmware will be started automatically.

(12) Check the version information in the "Settings > System Info > Version" tab.

Now you can turn on the UMS only option.
Settings / System Info / UMS Only = On

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have you tried waiting a few minutes after this appears? because if you turn it on for the first time, or you have turned it on after resetting it, it takes a few minuted to load. so if you wait a few minutes the main screen should come up.

Oct 15, 2007 | Samsung YP-Z5 MP3 Player

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Samsung YP-z5 won't connect to the PC!


This might help getting it connected to the computer.

UMS mode allows the Z5 to interface to the computer as if it were a removable hard drive. You can then use Windows File Explorer to manage the files in the Z5.

To get into UMS mode, connect the Z5 to the USB port while simultaneously holding down the "return" button (the top of the square keypad) while connecting. This will put the player into UMS mode for that connection period only.

If you upgrade to the new firmware, you have the option of making it always connect in UMS mode.

The steps to install the latest firmware are:
(1) Download version 2.37 or newest of the Z5 firmware http://www.samsung.com.

(2) Unzip it to get the file named "Z5Update.dat".

(3) Disconnect the Z5 from the USB port.

(4) Reconnect the Z5 to the USB port while simultaneously holding down the "return" button (the top of the square keypad) while connecting. This will put the player into UMS mode for that connection period only.

(5) Open a File Explorer window, and find the YP-Z5 device.

(6) At this point, make sure the Z5 is fully charged and has at least 30MBytes of free space.

(7) Copy the file "Z5Update.dat" to the root directory of the YP-Z5 device.

(8) Now disconnect the Z5 from the USB port.

(9) The Z5 will display the option to upgrade to the new software, or to cancel.

(10) Select "Upgrade". This will power off the Z5.

(11) Connect the USB cable to the Z5. Now it will upgrade the firmware under USB power. DO NOT DISCONNECT THE USB UNTIL THE UPGRADE FINISHES. After finishing the upgrade, new firmware will be started automatically.

(12) Check the version information in the "Settings > System Info > Version" tab.

Now you can turn on the UMS only option.
Settings / System Info / UMS Only = On

Sep 29, 2007 | Samsung Yepp YP-Z5AB / YP-Z5AS MP3 Player

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