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Old 11-16-2009, 10:25 PM
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So anytime I have my P3 plugged into my PC with the USB cable, the P3 is "dead". It does display the USB connected screen, but it will not power on or off, play any media, or do much of anything at all.

Is this normal? Is the P3 non functional while charging or connected via USB?
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:50 PM
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well. i might be wrong but plug it in and than hold down the hold button. the screen will flip than u can play music etc. this may only work with usb ports not connected to a harddrive but try it. u can use any usb port to do this
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:08 AM
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It's normal, purchase a USB charger from wall socket, then you can use it at the same time as playing music etc. You can also plug the USB socket about half way into the PC, be careful as it's a fine line of adjustment between being disconnected or data being connected (no music), this is what I do. Can still charge while playing music.
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:30 AM
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Thats what i was trying to say. thank you for saying it in a more clear way.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:05 PM
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well. i might be wrong but plug it in and than hold down the hold button. the screen will flip than u can play music etc. this may only work with usb ports not connected to a harddrive but try it. u can use any usb port to do this
no. you can only use the device when its being charged by a wall charger. when charging via USB, you cannot use the P3
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Old 11-18-2009, 03:52 AM
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If you look at the USB Connector, there are 4 Pins. Put an adhesive tape over the 2 Pins in the middle. In that way the P3 is only charged via USB.
If you have experiences in soldering, you can build an adapter for it. 4 Pins in-> 2 Pins out.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:28 AM
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If you look at the USB Connector, there are 4 Pins. Put an adhesive tape over the 2 Pins in the middle. In that way the P3 is only charged via USB.
If you have experiences in soldering, you can build an adapter for it. 4 Pins in-> 2 Pins out.
well, you could do that, but unless you had another cable around somewhere, you couldn't transfer files from your computer...
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Old 11-18-2009, 03:07 PM
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well, you could do that, but unless you had another cable around somewhere, you couldn't transfer files from your computer...
The main idea of adhesive tape is, that you can remove it easily.
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Old 11-26-2009, 02:28 PM
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put the computer in sleep mode, it will charge and play music. if its in sleep it will supply power but the harddrive wont be able to access it until it comes out of sleep.

In laptops set the power scheme to "go into sleep mode when i close my lid" than you can plug it in and listen while you charge. You can then hold down the power button on p3 the screen will flip to say charging. push it again to listen or do what ever.
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Old 11-26-2009, 02:59 PM
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actually, I've found that my computer stops charging when it goes to sleep -.- but that is just my computer...
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Old 11-26-2009, 03:26 PM
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Same, my computers always did too. Some provide power to the USB ports while in sleep but not many from what I have experienced.
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:41 PM
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or maybe it was hibernating. i don't remember which one actually, but anyway it works so Yay me
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