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Dell DJ Ditty fully charged but shutting off due to "low battery"

My 5-year-old son's new Dell DJ Ditty will not stay on. It says that it has a low battery and shuts down. However, it was connected to my computer for at least 3 hours. Per the manual, it should be fully charged. Can anyone tell me what went wrong and/or what I can do to make it work? Thanks for your assistance.

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Some USB ports don't have enough power to recharge the Ditty. I have to hook mine up to a USB hub with an external power supply to charge it up.

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Charge your player and reset and try again if not works
then replace battery of your device that is damaged

Posted on Dec 25, 2009

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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/P97347/om/OM.pdf - manual

http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=dce_djmusic&thread.id=47830 – How to Troubleshoot the Dell DJ Ditty – from Dell

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Also make sure your operating system is Windows XP - it won't work on anything before or after.

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Format using Windows Media Player:
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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/P97347/om/OM.pdf - manual

http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=dce_djmusic&thread.id=47830 – How to Troubleshoot the Dell DJ Ditty – from Dell

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=PDA_MP3_DJ_DITTY&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid= - Firmware for Ditty

Did you run the installation CD first? If you don't, Windows will load its own, possibly wrong, drivers.

Make sure you didn't accidentally press the player's lock button:
The keys on the Dell DJ Ditty have been locked.
Unlock the keys by pressing in on and holding the
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Reset method - Insert the end of a thin object, such as a straightened paper clip, into the reset button (near the headphone jack).

Also make sure your operating system is Windows XP - it won't work on anything before or after.

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Format using Windows Media Player:
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Click the Sync button on the top of the menu.
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Disconnect the DJ Ditty and power it back on.

Reload or upgrade the Firmware:
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