USB Device not mounting.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by CHAOS STEP, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. CHAOS STEP macrumors 6502

    CHAOS STEP

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    I recently got a mp3 / mp4 player / emulator just for giggles.

    It's an ONDA VX737 and connects via USB for file transfer.

    Problem is, I connect it and activate the link, but the device does not show itself on the desktop, devices sidebar or disk utility.

    The device is receiving current via usb as the battery meter shows that it's charging.

    In addition, I can 'see' it via system profiler, see the attached screen print.

    The official site is no joy (aside from being all in Chinese).

    Is there any way I can make a connection with it?
     

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  2. sOwL macrumors 6502

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    Are you sure this USB Device you got acts like, let's say a USB Flash disk? Because if it doesnt, its more likelly that it has a CD with its drivers to install. If thats the case though, its pretty unlikelly to have Mac drivers in it.. good luck
     
  3. CHAOS STEP thread starter macrumors 6502

    CHAOS STEP

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    Thanks for responding.

    It should simply appear as a usb flash drive, but it don't. :(

    The unit was shipped with a (mini) cd with drivers for xp/98/me, but nothing for Mac, also I looked at the official site for a bit and they have zilch for the Mac.

    There is also zero on the net about this, which is weird because the manufacturer do a Touch clone and I found someone somewhere post that that, just popped up as an external drive.

    However, since I first posted this I have a temporary partial solution;

    I plugged this into my PS3 and it shows up OK on there and I have been able to transfer mp3's and pics across to it.

    Unfortunately the PS3 is restrictive in how it allows you to manage any USB device as I can't transfer just any old file to it - for example I can't put Nintendo Roms on there.

    That said, the device had some NES games on there (but no SNES ones) already, so it will tide me over.

    I may be getting a copy of XP to install on my Mini, so I would then be able to get more interactivity.

    I only got this out of curiosity, so it's not the end of the world, worst come to worst I may have to borrow someone's PC for 5 mins.

    Here's a piccie;

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