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Vrcd400-sdu error code 13

My stereo shows an error 13 when I try to play my usb. Does anyone know what the problem might be.

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  • Norteno Nov 08, 2007

    VRCD400-SDU shows a error 13 when using the USB port..USB dirve lights for a second or two then nothing happens and the "error 13 apears

    thanks ahead

  • sammyjay1 Nov 09, 2007

    hey, got the same problem 'error 13' the sd card slots doing the same thing, can anyone help??

  • nymbus3 Dec 06, 2007

    Same thing!
    Just installed the thing! worked fine for a couple of days...
    Error 13 on SD card OR usb drive
    so frustrating!

    Any ideas anyone!?

  • sbsnowbird Jan 02, 2008

    Hi, i got the same problem with an error 13 code when i insert sd card in my vrcd400 sdu unit. Worked fine for 3 months but i recently removed card to edit play list and when i plugged card back in, i get error 13 code. Tried other sd cards and get same error. Tried the reset button. No luck. Anyone find a solution yet??

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008

    I have the same problem and a reset the stereo and it continue with the same problem? Anybody have a solution?

  • lobban Jan 09, 2008

    I have just installed a mt1105usb head unit into my fiat punto, radio and cd player works, but when i plug in usb or mp3 player or a sd card into the slot all i get is error 13.

    please help it broken tried reset button but still nothing.

  • BarbieGirl22 Jan 17, 2008

    got a new VRCD500-SDU stereo. bought the plug in for the wires and all, adapter for the antanta every thing works great, lights up looks great but NO SOUND... whats up with that any great would be appreciated. Barbie

  • Kamimark Feb 01, 2008

    same prob different radio

    Bluesky - BCR716
    usb stick gives error 13
    before it was working fine
    i tried reencoding with different bit rate, id3 tags and still same problem.
    any solution yet?

  • kbrown5523 Feb 09, 2008

    Same problem with usb, on a car stereo, not amp, worked fine for awhile. Then I would randomly get the error. New batteries in device seemed to help once, but then it started up again and even new batteries didn't help. Now happens all the time. The funny thing is that I was using a battery powered mp3 player, finally got an iPod and it gives the error 13 and won't play music, but it will charge it.

  • Cascarrabias Jun 29, 2008

    I have a car stereo VRCD400-SDU and when I insert the USB flash drive it gives error code 13.

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  • Georgi Yordanov Jul 09, 2012

    Erro 13 on VRCD500-SDU can be fixed. The causes are:
    1. Not a proper formating of SD card and USB flash memory. Make sure that their formating is FAT or FAT32 ( see owners manual).
    2. Dirty contats inside the USB and SD sockets. Just open the radio it's easy and carefully clean with a brush and alcohol.
    Success !



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For those with the VRCD400-SDU, not exactly a solution, but the manual states that . . .

"Error Code 13 = Defective USB / SD Card Reader"

This most likely means your USB and SD card days are over until you can get this replaced. I would call VR3 (1-800-445-1797) their customer support is usually great, however if your warranty is up they might not have the answer your looking for.

I just purchased this unit and installed it yesterday, so far so good (except it won't read my SDHC cards). I'm going to keep my fingers crossed and try to minimize switching SD cards. Of course for the $50 I spent on it I can't complain.

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Does your usb device use batteries,some device require.

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