Question about Dell DJ MP3 Player
How do I get my dj 20 to with vista
In case there are still people like me out there who are having trouble getting Dell DJ to work with Vista, here's what worked for me: I went to the Dell.com support page for Dell DJ Gen 2 and downloaded this driver: 1.02.03 Driver for Dell DJ (Gen 2) / Pocket DJ. It downloaded as R88925.exe. Once I ran that executable and then ran setup from its destination folder, I connected the Dell DJ and had to direct Vista to look for the driver in C:/Program Files/Dell/Digital Jukebox Drivers. After that, it worked fine.
Posted on Feb 29, 2008
Just run the driver from the dell website, open the folder you extracted it in and run the setup.exe file with xp compatibility (compatibility tab in properties) and run it as an admin.
Posted on Oct 08, 2008
I've had 6 of these players....JUST download Play For Sure vs 2.20.07 on Dells website...install it with you unit USING a pc running XP then plug it into your pc running VISTA and install the drivers you've downloaded into a file and extracted and run using the 'run as administration' option when you right click it. It's that simple!
Posted on Jul 18, 2010
One work-around if you still have your install cd's for XP would be to install the free download for Microsoft Virtual PC and use the XP drivers to sync your Dell DJ to your new computer. Here is the link for the Virtual PC home page:
Watch the demo, it explains the features of VPC. MS is touting it as a solution to software compatability issues with Vista.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
I'm not sure if this will help all your issues but I bought a Dell Digital Jukebox and found that Vista did not support this item. Most USB items are plug and play but every time I tried to install the softwaretthat came with it, it would get to about 91% and freeze up.
OK, the solution. One thing I've found with Vista is that it will support a lot of things that will not load. You need to go to properties and select, "Run as Administrator". What I did for this problem is I went to Dell.com, typed in my Jukebox ID #, located the Windows XP driver for my Jukebox and downloaded it. Then before I ran the setup I right clicked on the icon, went to properties and selected run as administrator. Wah-la, this did the trick. It loaded the software and I'm off to the races. I was able to upload music and manage my files.
I hope this helps your issue.
Posted on May 08, 2009
Dell did not update the driver needed for the DJ. I have a 20Gb that can't be used in vista till they decide to or get around to the driver needed. They will let me know when it's ready.
Posted on Aug 20, 2007
Thought I'd share what worked for me... I just got a dj20 ( 2nd gen. model no. hvo2t rev. a02 ) on ebay and all it came with was 2 usb cables (which look nothing like the ones in the manual I downloaded from dell!) I tried plugging it into my vista 64bit laptop with no luck, then googled and found that it was only supposed to work on xp/2000 so I plugged it into my xp desktop but still nothing. I searched some more and found a download of the cd that should have come with it which allowed xp to see it at least. Windows media player told me the driver was too old so I searched again and tried a few different drivers but it was updating the firmware from 1.02.01 to 2.20.07 that finally did it. Just for fun I plugged the dj20 into the Vista laptop again and it worked there too!
Posted on Feb 21, 2010
I was having the same problem. Vista could not find the drivers to install for the Dell DJ. I seem to have found an easy solution. All you have to do is install the real player, then connect your DJ once the install is complete and search for the drivers again. It should show up after that. I tried it on both my computers with Vista and it worked. You can then uninstall the real player if you don't want it. Hope this works for you all also.
Posted on Jan 25, 2010
Download the MediaMonkey software, then run the driver for portable USB drives. Your dell DJ will work as such next time you boot.
Posted on Jul 06, 2009
For DJ, we need to update the firmware for playforsure.
Files given next the DJ.
Firmware update will only happen in Windows XP.
Once the firmware update if finished on XP, then DJ will work on Vista , and there will be Removable Drive Icon in my computer as soon as DJ is connected in Vista.
Please not that Music match 9 will not work with DJ anymore after this update, cx need to use Windows Media Player 10 or above.
Here is the procedure to sync DJ with WMP11.
Sync Your Digital media to a Portable Device.
Set Up Your Device
When you connect a device for the first time, the Player selects the sync method (automatic or manual) that works best for your device:
After your device is set up the first time, if you want to, you can switch between automatic and manual sync.
To set up a device
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
Most likely you need to upgrade the firmware for your device. go to the dell website and find support software for your player. download the new firmware and install it.
Posted on Jul 30, 2007
Just tried my DJ 30GB on Vista, worked fine. I have the firmware version 2.20.07.
Just tried my DJ 30GB on Vista, worked fine.
I have the firmware version 2.20.07.
Posted on Oct 17, 2007
Um I have Visa and a Dell DJ 30GB....installed no problems. Try getting any Vista updates and try the site again...again mine is working on Vista with no problems.
Posted on Sep 10, 2007
When you can't connect the device to the PC how can you update the firmware?
The most hassle free solution is of course, don't use Vista. I now use Ubuntu Linux exclusively on my HP laptop (over one year now) and hate using Windows these days
here's a simple how to for Ubuntu users
And the short answer
sudo apt-get install gnomad2
Posted on Aug 12, 2008
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