I have several other flash drives full of music. Some are SanDisk; some are not. Some are larger capacity; some are smaller. Some even have a mixture of music, video, text and program files, but they all play music in my car stereo without any problem.
When I put this particular flash drive into my car stereo, it comes back with “Unit Error”. The flash drive works fine on my computer, but it does nothing on my stereo.
All of the files are .mp3; they were all put onto the drive in the same manner that I always use. I have not reformatted the drive or fiddled with it at all. It did not come with pre-installed software.
About two years ago I had a different brand of flash drive (Kodak) that gave me a “unit error” message. I dropped it into my console and ignored it for a while, then one day I forgot that it did not work and I stuck it back in. It worked fine and never had a problem again. I did try that this time as well, but it has been over 3 months and I have not had any magical transformation from broken to fixed. I did not actually think it was likely that it would work anyway. I have no idea why it worked the first time.
Do you have any idea why it will not play music and/or what I might be able to do or install to make it work? Obviously, I will try almost anything.