Cannot transfer music..unit charges but computer does not recognize unit to allow music transfer
Have a sony NWZ-A816 mp3 player. When I plug the unit via the factory supplied cable in to a USB port, the unit will charge but the computer does not recognize the unit and therefore I am unable to transfer music. I tried pluggin to differnt USB ports...even tried different computers and also the way I was plugging it in...It did not work. Please help?
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MP3 players can only play music files in mp3 file format.You can download mp3 music files from the Internet toyour computer and then copy them to your MP3 player.For your CD collection, you need to convert your CDs tomp3 music files onto your computer or download them from the Internet and thencopy them to your MP3 player after you have connected the USB cable tothe MP3 player and the computer. You can do this using Windows Media player and Rip the CDs - Media Player willcreate a MP3 music file for each music track.Click on this link for instruction on converting musicfiles to mp3 file format :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r5798418-creating_transferring_mp3_music_files
you can try formatting it and if that doesn't work try replacing the battery.if you don't know how to format email me at [email protected] would try to format it first.(you will lose all of your songs but i will tell you a way to get free music fast and easy
okay, try plugging it in.
Go to Startmenu, right click 'My computer', and select properties.
Go to the 'Hardware' tab, then Device manager.
Down at the bottom, you should see a section of the tree that can be expanded, entitled 'Universal Serial Bus Controllers'
Find the Unknown device part. Select that, then go to 'Action','Uninstall'.
After un-installation, the computer might restart. Unplug your walkman.
When windows is back up, plug it in, and see if that works.
if not, I have an alternative solution
if it doesn't sync, don't worry just open the folder where the music files are stored on your computer, connect your Sony Walkman to your computer and highlight the music files you want to add to the Walkman and select (copy these files) a windows will open for you to select the place you want to copy to, select your mp3 player and click on copy to copy the selected music to your Walkman
NOTE: if you Sony Walkman has a specific folder for music files, you need to move the songs you copied from your hard drive's music folder to the music folder on your mp3 player for the player to recognize the songs in order to play.
I had the same problem my mp3 would not charge.To fix connect the mp3 to your computer with the usb cable, go to Device manger open up portable devices you should see a small yellow triangle (this is telling you some thing is wrong) right click over walkman and choose up date driver .windows will use hardware wizard on the net to fix the driver.This worked for me i hope it fixes your problem