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Portable MP3 woe!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Chuffy, 13 May 2008.

  1. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Help!
    My MP3 player (4gb, Goodmans cheapie) is playing silly buggers. The display is showing various albums but they don't show up when I plug it in to the PC. Hence I can't delete them. I'm assuming that the player's software is corrupted and needs a reinstall. However, silly old me has lost the cd that came with the player and I'm damned if I can find the software online....
     
  2. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Another purchase ahead I guess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Hit it with something! :smile:
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    I hope not, they're not cheap enough to be disposable yet! Should just be a software issue, but I can't find the damn stuff anywhere...:smile:
     
  5. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Hmm...have a look on Goodmans website and see if they have downloadable versions of the installation CD.
    Worth a try.

    Do you know anyone else who has the same MP3 player?
     
  6. Lardyboy

    Lardyboy New Member

    Unless there's something on the player you've deleted off the pc then it'll probably be quicker and no doubt cheaper now to buy a new one Chuffy. If you can get another identical player then you've got a backup player and the cd again.
     
  7. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    Is there a reset button on the player? A tiny little pin sized hole you shove a paper clip in? Normally when mine plays silly beggars it needs a reset, there's no actual way of re-loading it's little operating system.

    Depending on how it got its knickers in a twist you might need to reset it alone or reset it attached to the computer.
     
  8. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    I had to format mine when it was skew wiff.
     
  9. redjedi

    redjedi Über Member

    Location:
    Brentford
    Go and buy the same one from a large chain (eg Argos, Dixons) take it home, copy the software, then carefully re-package it and take it back within a couple of days, and get your money back. (make sure it looks as good as new when you return it)

    Sorted.
     
  10. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Anyone with a duff USB mp3 player in the drawer..heads up.

    You can use them as a memory stick. Ive had 2 cheapies that stopped playing...but plug them in and you can still use them for data storage / transfer.
     
  11. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    Does it have a removable memory card? I had a similar issue until I realised that the PC could point to either the MP3 player's internal memory, or the removable memory card.
     
  12. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    I used to have:
    moby
    Palm handheld
    mp3 player

    Now I just use phone as phone and mp3 player*, and it has (affordable) net access thru' t-mobile, so can do calendar, email etc thru' google, so no longer use the palm.

    with regard to the mp3 player, it's got 400+ songs on a removable card, and draggin' and droppin' the tunes couldn't be simpler! Also download the odd podcast and bung that on there too.