It does not turn on anymore whether by hooking up to usb cable to back of computer (like usual) or by AC to USB cable that came with player (never did charge it but at least turned it on for some reason) nor does it turn on by way of power button. It cannot be the usb cable I believe as while I was out and having discovered the player did not start, I stopped by a store and convinced a associate to let met try a cable hooked to a laptop to see if it worked... nothing.
It was working fine without any hint of problems up till about four hours before I tried to turn it on again to watch some episodes. I had it hooked up by usb cable to computer using openSuse 11.3 and transfered files to it and charged fine. I unmounted the device and the player then changed from charging to usual screen and saw battery at 99%. Did not check to see if the player played the uploaded avi files or not as I powered it down shortly after disconnecting from computer.
Never did update the firmware since I got it back in March as I know it had V8000HDS.SC1020.0205 a
I now cannot get the player detected by either openSUSE 11.3 (worked fine with 11.1 before also) nor my Windows XP install, however the XP install is outdated since I mainly used Linux for the past few years.
I tried to run the Livesuite as mentioned in V8000HDV Upgrade Guide http://www.mp4nation.net/forum/viewtopi ... 69&t=16905
but whether I tried using the old firnmare or the most current v8000hds20100730 it always gave errors like "i/2 usbdriver failed" and "CopyDriverFile failed ! 123" and then "InstallRootEnumeratedDriver" then "add device failed!"
I tried turning it on by doing the buttons as mentioned on end of guide several times.
2. Then press and hold the ESC button tightly.
3. Connect to the USB port.
4. While still holding the ESC button, press the power button for 3 seconds, let off for 3 seconds, then quickly press the power button 3 times. (In rapid fire succession)
5. Release the ESC button.
Since the player may technically still be off I guess waiting for the battery to deplete method may take awhile.