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Unable to connect to my device

When ive connected by samsung player to the computer and ive gone onto the samsung media studio which ive installed. The portable device icon is not active and does come on.

Posted by yaz186 on

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  • yaz186 Dec 05, 2007

    Thanks for the advice but it sounds a bit risky and complicated for me. this problem has not happened before as it did work fine it just does not seem to connect recently.

  • ijautp Dec 18, 2007

    I have the same problem recently. I cannot recharge the battery because device is not detected by the computer.

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    Green Trolls answer was helpful but .. i couldn't find any "MTP device" ..give me please the full name ..or another device to click on ..please help

  • rach 91 Jan 01, 2008

    cannot connect tryed to download the driver but cant find it

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    i put the samsung yp-u3 but he dosen´t work what can i do ?

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    no mtp device, no driver, no've been wrapping my head around this all's like this damn thing has alien origins

  • pam_132 Jan 09, 2008

    when ive connected my player into the usb port the green icon arrow thing should appear at the bottom of your screen however this does not happen in my case so when i want to remove my portable hardware from my pc i cannot do it safely as it doesnt show but the device is connected and does appear on my computer but i just cant eject it safely,

    any ideas.

  • iANH74 Jan 25, 2008

    i have the same problem

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2008

    Samsung YP-U3 MP3 Player

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2008

    when we plug the mp3 player in the icon to transfer the music onto it doesnt show up ..

  • vanniemd Mar 12, 2008

    I have the same problem with my YP-U3 MP3 player. when i plugged it in the USB port, it doesn't light up anymore, the green icon doesn't appear that its plugged in, and the device doesn't show up when i enter the Samsung Media software...

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2008

    will not transfer music to my yp-u3 player

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2008

    my computer does not connect to the device too

  • michelle v Apr 02, 2008

    yep - same problem - software iunstalled, but doesn't seen to recognise device - nor does windows media player

  • quirkles Apr 22, 2008

    My mp3 player (Samsung U3) says it's charging when I plug it into the computer, but also says it's disconnected. Nothing shows up on my computer to say it's connected and the portable icon in the program is not active. So I can't put music on it. Please help.

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2008

    I am having the same problem, I even have the original cd that came with it. It works on 1 laptop I have but is not recognized on any other , even though I installed the software. Device says no driver.....

  • tiffany3188 May 03, 2008

    when ive connected by samsung player to the computer and ive gone onto the samsung media studio which ive installed. The portable device icon is not active and does come on.

  • Anonymous May 08, 2008

    Hi. Having the same problem. Thought maybe it was a faulty USB drive, so i actually exchanged it for another, only to find the same problems. I plug it in, it says "connecting" and only seconds later, it says "usb disconnected" and theres nothing you can do to get the computer to read it. I'm about to try out some solutions posted here... I'll see how i go!

  • ben_tripin May 12, 2008

    error ins

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth May 29, 2008

    I have the same problem. My mp3 player has worked normally for over half a year, but a week ago it decided not to connect anymore.

    I've tried the first solution, but it didn't work.
    It was recognised in the hardware tab in the control panel, but it doesn't show up anywhere else, not on My computer, not on the samsung media studio, not in windows media player.

    Are there any other solutions exept disassembling stuff?

  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    same problem it seems - ive installed the software that came with the YP-U3 and the portable device icon does not show in the studio editor program - ive tried updating the driver, rolling ball the driver, downloading it again over the net, everything i can think of short of shoving up samsung- think ill take it back and try another brand - why cant anything just work these days without it being a major headache!

  • Anonymous Aug 01, 2008

    I think I got it guys. forget WMP 9,. 10 , 11... I run win xp service pack 2 and could not install the samsung yp-u3 player. I kept having it found as a new hardware {portable device} but as we all know this software has no drivers, and the windows update produces MTP device error. Resulting in you not being able to see your player in XP. Well go to windows update site and search for a file called "mtppk12.exe" I'm pretty sure once you install that file and reboot, you will no longer have MTP device errors. However, I installed this at the same time i installed windows media player SDK. So maybe both files are required. Finally after 2 days of troubleshooting i got mine to work.

  • Hackett7 Aug 05, 2008

    Thanks Guest 01 August 08.

    I have uninstalled the Samsung software, downloaded Windows Media Player 11, mtppk12.exe and Windows Media Player 10 SDK.

    Lap-top now recognises the MP3 player and I have finally been able to transfer my songs.

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008


  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    when ive connected by samsung player to the computer and ive gone onto the samsung media studio which ive installed. The portable device icon is not active and does come on.

  • sajeer_amc Aug 09, 2008

    I have the same problem ..... its fully charged and media properly installed ..... but PC is not detecting the player ......

  • ksgrewal123 Sep 07, 2008

    when ive connected by samsung player to the computer and ive gone onto the samsung media studio which ive installed. The portable device icon is not active and does come on.

  • christine701 Sep 07, 2008

    I have the same problem, I have installed the Samsung Media Studio but it does not show the Portable icon at the top

  • Anonymous Sep 07, 2008

    this mp3 player sucks

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    This sucks I have the excact same MP3 player.... but lucky my mum is getting me a different MP3 player!! IT IS SO ANNOYING BECAUSE I GOT MY MP3 PLAYER AS A B-DAY PREZZIE :(

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    i can open Samsung YP-U3 MP3 Player

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    excly da same aas u guys problem??

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    i cant connect the usb

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    i cannot uninstall

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    i have a problem with samsung u3. it says OK Disconnected when i plug it on the usb port.i tried to find solutions on the internet that said about updating drivers from device manager tab. But the problem is that as the player won.t detect how would it show under device manager.

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    whe i try to get songs from my computer onto my mp3 its says my mp3 is not connected or reconigzed and i lost the installation cd



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I had this problem with my YP-U3JZB, and this worked:
Plug player into USB port. Then do: Control panel > System > Hardware tab > Device manager > Portable devices (expand and locate name of device, eg "Samsung YP-U3") – right-click and select “Update driver”, follow prompts.

This worked without installing the Samsung media player – Windows Media Player 10 or 11 will then recognise the device, for syncing, etc.

(found this solution in another forum, can’t now locate – anyway, props to them!)

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Go in Control Pannel ->Add Hardware -> Next
Then choose Yes, I have already connected the hardware -> Next
Select MTP device form the list (it is somewhere at the buttom) -> Next
And finish the instralation
Then go to Control Pannel -> Portable Media devices and you will see your mp3 player there.
It is now connected to your computer and you can put your music on.

I hope this is the solution to your problem
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This is a common problem that is usually generated by flashing the wrong firmware
to the player. All you need to do is to get your player into ADFU state, that is to make it connect to the pc no matter what the firmware tells it to do. To do that you must
disassemble your player and short the memory chip pins or the tantalum capacitor on the board.
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First you must connect the player to the PC and wait 30 seconds. Then
you must short the capacitor's wires with a screwdriver or a bent
paperclip, but only for less than a second. Do not let it short for too much
or you will burn the chips!

Alternatively, you can short the flash chip's pins with a paper clip. Short both sides
and slide down with the paper clip but do NOT insist. Your player should turn off for a
second and then turn on again. I repeat, do not insist or you will burn your player's flash.
Just slide fast, but be care full not to break the pins.
As soon as you do this and the player restarts, after maximum 1 minute it will be detected by your computer and the PC will ask for drivers. Now you have to browse to MP3 Player utilities folder, tipically under “C:\Program Files\MP3 Player Utilities
4.15\RDiskUpdate\driver\” and install “ADFUUD.SYS”. The PC will then install it and you'll be able to run the firmware update program and update the fiwmare.

If you think I helped you then please rate me.
My name is Karatela.

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Whe I plug in my devise is charges but when I try to sync my music or add songs to my devise it says it is disconnected. So I cannont add music on to it.

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Its a program your missing that the mp3 needs to work
install the following or higher
-Internet Explorer 6.0
-DirectX Version 9.0c
-Microsoft.NET Framework 1.1
-Windows Media Player 10

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Can you try a different copmuter?

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