has the player been connected to all the computers at one time or another??
No, it was only connected to my desktop PC, since my wife is not tech savvy at all.
i am sure you have done this but check the cable thoroughly, ensure it is pushed in tight to the player and the right way round, dont be offended, just covering all areas here
Both cables are in fine working order, and work for other devices I have that use that style of mini USB.
shine a light into the ends of the USB cable and ensure all the pins inside it and OK, not bent or corroded in anyway
Done, and done
They look fine.
[quote]can you check device manager for me when the player is plugged in, do you see any reference to S:flo, nationite or anything ]
Nothing shows up. Zip, ziltch, zero, nada. I scoured every area in device manager as well as computer management (under disk management) and there's nothing. It's as if it doesn't exist
Here are some pics I took as I was writing this response, for proof haha (I get to use my new toy, Panasonic Lumix FZ2
Nothing under USB or storage controllers or anything