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Third Party => Repairing and Upgrading Rockbox Capable Players => Topic started by: fargburger on November 14, 2017, 12:55:47 PM

Title: Samsung YH-925 power and usb
Post by: fargburger on November 14, 2017, 12:55:47 PM
I just bought a samsung yh-925 off ebay to give to my daughter for Christmas (because I'm that good of a dad).  I wanted to get rockbox on it. The device came to me with just a black USB cable and the device.  The cable plugs in fine and goes to a screen saying "Samsung" "BootLoader ver 1.10", but I don't think it's the right cable for the machine - I don't have a windows XP machine handy to make sure it doesn't work (according to the manual) so I figured I'd ask here.

The device is not recognized by windows.  The drivers from samsung don't install because windows says it's for an older device.

I've tried using windows XP through virtualbox, but I can't forward non-working USB drivers to it

In linux (not virtual) I get

> usb 1-1: device descriptor read/64, error -71
> usb 1-1: device not accepting address 31, error -71
> usb 1-1: device not accepting address 32, error -71
> usb usb1-port1: unable to enumerate USB device

showing up on the console, nothing shows up when I run "usb-devices"

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My main question is: what cables do I need to plug in the Samsung YH-925?
Title: Re: Samsung YH-925 power and usb
Post by: saratoga on November 14, 2017, 02:10:04 PM
If the cable plugs in it is almost certainly the right cable.  I don't have that device, but the rockbox manual says to put it in UMS/MSC mode for installation, so you shouldn't need a driver.
Title: Re: Samsung YH-925 power and usb
Post by: b0hoon on November 15, 2017, 03:22:57 AM
There is no additional driver for this player. It should appear as a plain mass storage. The system doesn't matter, i'm not hundred percent sure about windows 10, but it works on windows 7 for sure. Two options: cable may be damaged or disk may be dying. Put your player by your ear as it starts, if you  hear constant clicking, the disk is dead. Any cable like this should do the job:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=samsung+yh+cable&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xsamsung+yh-925+cable.TRS1&_nkw=samsung+yh-925+cable&_sacat=0