I have had my ilo mp3 player for a very long time. it is the orange/white/black one that was one of the first 1gb players they made. it has worked wonderfully for the entire time i've owned it and i've absolutely loved it. about a month ago, it started shutting itself off after about 10 songs had been played, and then it would turn itself back on, read "searching song files" acrossed the screen, then start back at the beginning of the playlist. i did a system check, i defraged the volume, i've replaced batteries, everything but straight throwing the damn thing away. Any ideas on what could be happening?
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Re: Random Shut Off and On
This is the worst mp3 player ever invented - i have to tell you this up front. There is no driver, the company does not support the product anymore - I would return it now while you still can.
Either the device is bad, the pc port is bad, or the software is faulty. Try connecting to different usb port, then a usb port on a different pc with a compatible os. If still not recognized, then there is physical damage to player.
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
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Whenever I try to download music and I plug in my mp3 player, it always says, "It is not possible to to change the sync settings at this time. Please try again later." I try again later and it still doesn't work. I am using Windows Media Player and I can't do it on iTunes. What do I do?
There are two ways to format an Mp3 player - one on the computer
itself, and one in Windows Media Player. Both methods will end up
erasing all the songs on the player, but the player will be "good as
new" after that. Sometimes reformatting in this manner will override
the player's native formatting and cause problems - this can be
reversed in most cases by updating the player's firmware. Firmware
upgrades are available from most manufacturers' websites. WARNING: The following procedures will erase all songs on the player.
Check if the file system is NTFS. If yes, format it to FAT or
FAT32. - Connect player to computer, double-click my computer, right
click on icon of mp3 player and select format. This only applies to
Windows-based computers. You can also format the player in Windows Media Player itself: Connect your Mp3 player to the computer and open Windows Media
Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath
the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking
on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "name of
Mp3 player here 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select
"Format." - this should erase everything. -Tha Mp3 Doctor