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installing driver for mp3/mp4 player on XP

by EDempster / January 2, 2009 9:50 AM PST

So, I took the bait and bought one of those $30 fake iPod nanos from Hong Kong off eBay. It *says* it's 4gb, but I know enough not to trust the little sticker on the back. Anyway, that's not the issue.

I know next to nothing about computers (and absolutely nothing about mp3 players) so my apologies if most of the information here is irrelevant.

My problem is in getting stuff onto the player. The "manual" included with the player was a small sheet of paper pointing out which was the volume button and which was the play button. When I used the included USB cable to plug the player into my computer (Windows XP), I could upload the sample pictures and sample songs from the player, but it didn't automatically install the driver and I couldn't figure out how to put music, pictures, or video on the player.

There was a mini CD-R included in the package, and when I loaded it onto my computer, I got a list of 10 files: "(1.5-1.8 inch screen MP3 Driver)", "(1.8-2.2H inch screen MP3 Driver)", "(4.00--1.8 inch screen MP3 Driver)", "2.4", "98Dirver", "AVI-TOOL", "Direct X9.0", "game files nes", "Telbook utility", "USB", and a program called LRC Editor that's completely in Chinese but seems to be a lyrics editor.

I clicked around in the files for a while, and downloaded a few of the more obvious-sounding programs ("Setup", etc.), none of which seemed to do anything.

Sorry for the rather verbose posting, but has anyone encountered a similar player or have any advice for how to transfer files onto this one? Thanks!

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Never mind
by EDempster / January 2, 2009 11:33 AM PST

Well, it looks like the iFake was registering on the computer as Removable Disk (H:), not Mobile Device like I thought.

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D & D ?
by fihart / January 2, 2009 5:57 PM PST
In reply to: Never mind

So I guess you can just drag and drop music files onto the machine.

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by kilowatt13 / February 7, 2010 7:13 AM PST

I also bought an Mp3/Mp4 player off ebay, and I too can not get it get it to load any more music or video files. It seems as though they are being copied but when I attempt to play them the file wont load. I would like to find a solution to this problem. I believe there is one out there.

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That's a different problem.
by Kees Bakker / February 7, 2010 7:21 AM PST

The OP found out how to copy files to the player (it became drive H:) and had no more issues.

You apparently do the same but with less than succesful result. Maybe (because you say "any MORE music or video") it's just full. Delete all files on it and try again.
If that's not the issue it might be a warranty issue. Or at least something to ask their customer service. No customer service, no warranty? Bad luck.


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fake mp4
by lumbyh / April 6, 2010 8:04 PM PDT

i bought on ebay a fake ipod frm china.. it came without a disk and now my computer cant install it. what should i do

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Return it and get your money back.
by Kees Bakker / April 6, 2010 8:06 PM PDT
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If not feasible: bring it to your local recycler for an environmental friendly destruction.


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fake ipod
by lumbyh / April 6, 2010 8:37 PM PDT

so there is nothing i can do?cant i just download the software?

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What does the installation manual say ...
by Kees Bakker / April 6, 2010 8:57 PM PDT
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about downloading drivers or software?

If nothing in manual, contact customer support from the shop where you bought it. Maybe they can send you a copy of the disk or mail you an pdf of the manual.


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2010 9:01 PM PDT
In reply to: fake mp4

Does the real thing work?

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