I know that this might be a tired topic, but I just recently purchased an 8gb mp3 player, the Sony NWZ-A818 player.
However, I have been unable to connect to my computer, nor does it charge via USB. The player turns on, but then turns back off after non-use.
My computer: Windows Vista Home Premium Asus P5VD2 motherboard, Intel Celeron 1.6GB 7 x USB 2.0 ports 1GB memory Windows Media Player 11
What I've tried with no positive results: - resetting the player - formatting the player to erase the files - different USB ports on the computer, front and back - rolled back WMP to 10 - when WMP10 didn't work, I upgraded back to 11, which still didn't work - I installed the latest chipset drivers (although I haven't upgraded the BIOS just yet) - tried to upgrade the USB drivers, but Windows Update couldn't do so
In every case, the "new hardware detected" window pops up, and windows wants to install drivers/software for the unit, but obviously, there's nothing that I can install.
If there's anything I can do, please let me know. I would greatly appreciate any and all help. If there's anything else you need to know, please ask. Thanks in advance for any help.