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USB does not recognize


I have a portable Napster YH-920 MP3 player. It connects to my laptop using a USB cable. However, now the computer does not even recognize the player or USB connection! I cannot transfer files anymore. The USB port DOES work, because I attached my digital camera and it immediately recongized it. I have tried the installation CD, restarted, etc. . . to no avail.

Looking for some ideas . .. Thanks.


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Have you considered that

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the cable may be bad?????

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You haven't told us...

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What Windows version you are using or much else about your system as everyone is ask when submitting a post. If you have Win98 you may not be able to read some newer hardware that use USB 2 - Similarly if you have win98se or later and you haven't installed the USB 2 drivers this may also cause problems. You can get the drivers from Microsoft.
If these devices use a High speed-USB the same applies.

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You must use the (latest) correct driver for the operating system which also matches the USB version - you should get these from Sony's web site or who ever made your play station.

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Well, the cable being bad . . I'll have to check it out. It is pretty new.

I am using XP . . . I've used this MP3 player with USB cable for 5 months, no problems. The USB is compatible and so is the MP3 Player. Just today . . .all of a sudden it hasn't worked. Ocassionally, I would get a message saying Data Direct Sequel Link Agent has had a problem, then I "Send an error report" but I can't figure out what to do. Still unrecognized . . . As we all know, Tech help direct from the company is quite expensive . . . do I need to call them?


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Try the following

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1/Look in the "event viewer" in the admin tools folder - if you are logging error it should show up in the programs and system sub folders - the error message will be the same as you received when it happened but maybe a bit more info AS well as you cant follow the links to M$ "help and Support"
2/ Have you looked in Device manager to see if everything is working OK
3/Also look in accessories/sys tools/sys info - in particular look in the hardware folder and look at "problem devices"
4/ You sure the play station power is turned on !!!
5/ Try using a restore point.
6/ Try another USB port and remove all other non essential peripherals.
The above should keep you busy - let me know how you go.

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