Installing a Driver for a Coby MP3 Player

by Mitchell White

Introduction

The Coby Electronics Corporation is a company that produces electronic products such as audio centers, portable DVD players, televisions and MP3 players. In order to sync a Coby MP3 player to a computer, it is necessary to obtain USB drivers. This is special software that tells the computer and the MP3 player how to talk to one another. Once these drivers are obtained and installed, it will be possible to use the sync cord to transfer music between the two devices.

Finding Drivers

In order to download the right driver for a Coby MP3 player, you'll need to go to the Coby website support page where you can download software drivers (See Resources). To find the driver you need, you first need to identify which device you're using. Select "MP3 & Portable" under where it says "Select a Product" on the first box on the left. In the second box, it will be "MP3 & MP4 players." The final box lists all of the MP3 and MP4 players that Coby produces. You'll need to find your MP3 player in this list. The designation will be letters and number such as "Mp200". It should be listed on the box. Once your MP3 player is selected, clicking on the "Submit" button at the bottom will cause the text "Available Downloads for Mp200" (or whatever your MP3 player is called) to appear towards the bottom of the screen. Underneath, there should be a link for "Driver," if there is one available for your player. Clicking on that will allow you to download it.

Installation

If you click "OK" on the download screen, your driver should install. It will likely be in a ".zip" format, which means another program is needed to "unzip" the file so that you can install it. An example of such a program is WinRAR (See Resources). This program needs to be installed first, before it can be used to unzip your driver file. After you've downloaded the program, opening the installation file will begin the installation process. Choose a directory for where the program will be installed. After installation is complete, you can go back to the ".zip" driver file. Double-clicking on the file will bring up a new window. You can now drag your driver files from inside the .zip folder to any folder on your computer that you wish. There will be a file marked "Setup" among the unzipped folders. Opening this file should allow you to install the drivers you need on your computer.

About the Author

Mitchell White has been writing about fighting spyware, malware and other computer hardships for various websites since 2009. His work also includes research and articles on scientific and medical topics. White holds a Bachelor of Arts in English, with a specialty in writing, from Messiah College.

Photo Credits