Re: (OT??) MP3 player
On Monday, 2 בJanuary 2006 18:21, Shlomo Solomon wrote:
> I bought two USB MP3 players for my children. They both worked and we
> were able to transfer MP3s from the computer to the USB devices in
> both Win98 and Mandrake LINUX.
> After about an hour, my kids' Win98 machine crashed while transfering
> MP3s to one of the devices. I don't know if Win98 crashed the MP3 or
> if the MP3 crashed Win98 (the chicken and the egg), but now that
> device is no longer recognized by the computer.
> Jan 2 17:42:47 shlomo1 kernel: usb 1-4.2: new full speed USB device
> using address 15
> And I can't mount the device.
> So, am I correct in assuming that this is a hardware problem, or is
> there something else I can try?
It seems like the device is broken to the point where it doesn't even
register as a usb mass-storage device.
> BTW, the users manual suggests formatting in case of data corruption,
> but with no /dev being assigned, I have no way to do that.
I don't think this is a simple case of data corruption. Is the device
recognized under Win98 ? I assume you installed the drivers that came
with the device if you use Win98 - even if the device appears to be
recognized correctly w/o the drivers: the win98 USB implementations is
broken in more ways that I have room to describe..