06-28-2015 01:19 PM
Also when connecting it to a pc, use a rear usb port and connect directly. Some front ports put out too little power. Don't use a hub or usb extension cable. If using a notebook, make sure the notebook is conneccted to power before connecting the player. Some notebooks cut power to the usb ports when running on battery power, and there isn't enough power coming from the slot to get the player to connect.
06-28-2015 06:22 PM - edited 06-28-2015 06:33 PM
OK. I've plugged it into my WIndows 7 box and it mounts as K:. However, it tells me it needs to be formatted, but then fails the formatting when requested. ("Windows was unable to complete the format.")
I've tried chkdsk from the command line, but that fails, too. ("The type of the file system is RAW. CHKDSk is not available for RAW drives.")
I've tried connecting via USB cable with and without holding the center button. Same result in either case.
Under "Properties" it tells me it's a "M200Plus"--for whatever that's worth.
06-28-2015 07:07 PM
Tried formatting with gparted in Linux--but FAT32 not available.
Tried to format in Windows 8.1, but same fails as under Windows 7. It gets about 2/3rds of the way thru the format and fails... CHKDSK failed with the same RAW message...
06-29-2015 01:47 AM
Seeing M200Plus is an ominous sign. It might mean the player is toast. You should ask Saratoga about that. I think there might be a way to reset the player, however it might have to be opened. Ask Saratoga first before opening it.