Question about Dell DJ MP3 Player
Ok My DJ 20 gen 2 has a loose phone jack. I was able to remove the botom and the battery.The circuit board however comes out a 1/4" and then stops I do not want to wreck it as it still works. what else do I need to unhook remove or move out of the way to get it out so I can solder the connection. any help would be awesome thanks
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
You must first install the driver, don't plug in the jukebox until you rdone with this, then install the dj explorer v2 and then connect your DJ. I really have had no problems whatsoever except I had to use virtual XP to mess with my playlist. email me if you have any problems.
Posted on Jan 27, 2010
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