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S3 won't allow file transfer.

I just got a Samsung YP-S3 and just managed to install the driver.
But now it won't transfer the music files onto the mp3 player. I tried using WMP11, Samsung Media Studio and the old Drag and Drop method but it then says that the 'device is not functioning' and the "Do not disconnect during the transfer' appears on the player's screen. It also freezes on that screen so I have to reset it.
I'm operating on a Windows XP, SP2

Does it have to do with the fact it's an MTP?
Help is appreciated.

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  • S3frustrated Aug 25, 2008

    I have the same problem. The Samsung Media Suite software does not highlight the portable device icon (player) and therefore doesn't allow file transfer to the player. I have downloaded the updated Firmware from Samsung's site, but it still doesn't work! Any info appreciated.

  • kymbie83 Sep 09, 2008

    I have the same problem. The Samsung Media Suite software does not highlight the portable device icon (player) and therefore doesn't allow file transfer to the player. Any info appreciated.

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2008


  • luispania Nov 28, 2008

    my screen froze and it will not turn on

  • 303Poet Nov 29, 2008

    The portable device option is not available. I believe this to be a malfunction in the usb cable or the software. I called the 800 num. and got the impression that there is an error in the device. I tried for hours to get this device to work. I am just going to return and go with a Sony brand MP3 device. I only got it because of the touch screen.

  • condom50 Dec 03, 2008

    Ive Down Loaded The CD & The Samsung Media Studio But That mp3 Thing Aint Coming Up . And Its say It Not Put In The USB Thing But It Says Connected To Computer On The Mp3?

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    plz provide me a proper idea which can help me

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    yea, i got sort of the same probelem, it lets me charge it and install the software, but wont let me put anything on it, telling me that the device is full, despite being empty when looking at the properties...

  • angelbaby17 Dec 22, 2008

    I have about the same problem except i don't know how to transfer or what to go to to transfer them.

  • deathmach979 Jan 08, 2009

    how can i transfer file from ma computer to mp3 player

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    i've bought samsung yp-s3. in the firt month I can transfer all things but noow I can transfer anything.I trying to reinstall the cd but nothing.Please.Help me

  • lb09 Mar 06, 2009

    I just got a new Samsung 4GB S3JAB mp3 player from the company Samsung after a faulty T10 I had and it works great! Except for converting videos into SVIs...I have the Lame codec pack, the K-lite codec pack and all the others and it still doesn't work! It keeps saying 'pending...' and not doing anything about it! This is with the new Emodio program.

    Help please?

  • fabio_mazzo Mar 15, 2009

    i've got a samsung mp3 player model YP-S3J QB and i don't find everywere the driver for Windows xp.

    with my computer is impossible comunicate with the player

    Thank you and sory for my bad english

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    My Samsung S3 is not recordnized by my computer and I am unable to transfer files "drag and drop", the device is also not seen under itunes devices.???

  • kaosmyth Apr 10, 2009

    I have had my samsun YP-S3 for about 4 months and it was working quite fine and all. Bbut about 2 weeks ago I plugged it into my desktop and on the lower right hand corner a window popped up saying USB Device Not Recognized. I have searched all over the internet for solutions, downloaded many links for firmware and updates for windows media player and all that and still nothing. I even tried the solutions listed via this website but got nothing. So its either find a solution soon, or return it to the store lol.


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SOLUTION FOUND!!! NO DRIVER PROBLEM ...Right click on my computer,go down to properties window click the hardware tab,then click on device manager...right click and goto properties on ALL your "usb ports"...goto power management and uncheck the power saving box for every usb port,and click ok,then restart.!

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Just install Windows Media Player 10 or 11, it has the MTP correct drivers!!

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I got the same thing - my computer would charge the device, but not recognize it to allow file transfer. it was the same for all USB ports. I tried using the USB cable from my old Samsung YP-T9, and it actually worked immediately. So it is not the device itself, but the USB cable, for some reason. I don't know how to solve the problem with the YP-S3 cable, though.

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Hi all.. im a samsung yp-s3 owner.. heres my fixes for it!
these should help you!
here my blog whereyou may find fixes for it!

cheers, merry christmas!

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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Hi there, regarding my problem with the S3 , the issue that I had was the device not being recognized after installing the software. I found out that the problem was me not having a high speed 2.0 USB port. Yes it says this inside the manual, I always check the sys. requirements on the package, and USB 2.0 was on the inside not the outside packaging. And the software the emodio and the media studio software is useless. You can just use WMP 10 or better.

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