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Originally Posted by RandomCanadian View Post


So I got less lazy and repeated troubleshooting one by one with testing after. 
- reloaded the firmware
- formatted the card with the X3
- reloaded the files on the SD
- refreshed the media library
- replaced the adata 64GB SDXC card with another and tried it all again - this fixed it

Seems it was the Adata SD card that crapped the bed. Wish I checked that first.

Thanks for the input folks. I'll be less lazy before posting next time smily_headphones1.gif


This description matches what I was seeing. Maybe your SD card has also soiled itself. 

I'm not slamming any manufacturers, but I've read about more than one issue with Adata cards. On the other hand some people love them. Go figure. wink.gif
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Buy genuine Sandisk smily_headphones1.gif
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Ok well I've had nothing but problems since I got this Fiio and I am very frustrated.  It is probably me as I'm used to iPod but anyway I don't know what to do.  My questions are:

1. I have transferred some of my Artist Folders on my mac onto the disk but when I go to the Fiio and click on the particular artist the device just freezes.  Then when I check the folder it says zero bytes and just has some weird execute type screen as the folder icon. What is going on and how do I fix this?

2.  Do you always format your discs before you use them? I checked my disc and it is already formatted as MS DOS which I believe is the same as FAT32 so it should be right.

3.  What are tags I keep hearing about and how do they work.

 

Sorry for the questions but I am getting really frustrated.

 

Thanks 

post #14104 of 14114
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Originally Posted by CarstenF View Post

The X3 so far does not have an option to turn off charging from usb when in usb dac mode.
I use the X3 as usb dac with an ipad 3 but I have an (unpowered) camera kt/usb hub in between which basically lies to the ipad. Ipad and iphone check for the power consumption of usb devices. The usb hub misreports power consumption I believe and therefore allows the X3 to work.. starting with ios6, and improved with ios7, it is possible to use usb dacs.

It would be great if Fiio could add an option to turn usb charging off when in usb dac mode so that usage with portable devices like iphone is improved.

Wait, so it IS possible to use the iPhone as a usb DAC? I don't mind using a hub to get it working.
post #14105 of 14114
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Originally Posted by Niadh View Post

Ok well I've had nothing but problems since I got this Fiio and I am very frustrated.  It is probably me as I'm used to iPod but anyway I don't know what to do.  My questions are:
1. I have transferred some of my Artist Folders on my mac onto the disk but when I go to the Fiio and click on the particular artist the device just freezes.  Then when I check the folder it says zero bytes and just has some weird execute type screen as the folder icon. What is going on and how do I fix this?
2.  Do you always format your discs before you use them? I checked my disc and it is already formatted as MS DOS which I believe is the same as FAT32 so it should be right.
3.  What are tags I keep hearing about and how do they work.

Sorry for the questions but I am getting really frustrated.

Thanks 

You should insert your card in the X3, navigate to the settings menu, select format (this will properly format the card), load your music, and then update the library. The only thing loaded on the card should be folders and music files.

Tags are indentifiers embedded in the file such as the name of the artist, the album name, the year, the composer, etc,. You can see them when you right click on a track and select 'Get Info' in iTunes.

If it still doesn't work try a different card if you can.
post #14106 of 14114

Cheers Relic

I formatted the disk as you said and it seemed to work.

Thanks for the reply :)

post #14107 of 14114
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Originally Posted by odedia View Post

Wait, so it IS possible to use the iPhone as a usb DAC? I don't mind using a hub to get it working.

No it's not possible to use the iPhone as a DAC. What might be possible is to use the x3 as a DAC for your iPhone wink.gif
post #14108 of 14114
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

No it's not possible to use the iPhone as a DAC. What might be possible is to use the x3 as a DAC for your iPhone wink.gif
Yes, that's what I meant smily_headphones1.gif. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by odedia View Post


Yes, that's what I meant smily_headphones1.gif. Thanks.

Yeah, I thought it was  :beerchug:

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So, I formatted mine first to fat32 since I won't have the x3 for a few days. All my music is already loaded to the sd card, you guys are saying this may not work? I can just transfer it to a new folder on my external and RE format in the x3 when I get it if that's likely to cause no issues. It's a 64gb class 10 brand new SanDisk btw
post #14111 of 14114
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Originally Posted by hemipowered007 View Post

So, I formatted mine first to fat32 since I won't have the x3 for a few days. All my music is already loaded to the sd card, you guys are saying this may not work? I can just transfer it to a new folder on my external and RE format in the x3 when I get it if that's likely to cause no issues. It's a 64gb class 10 brand new SanDisk btw

Why don't u try the card as it is once u get x3...maybe update the music library after u insert the card with music on it already and for some reason it causes problems transfer music to laptop then format card inside x3 then transfer files again
post #14112 of 14114
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Originally Posted by saj2001ind View Post

Why don't u try the card as it is once u get x3...maybe update the music library after u insert the card with music on it already and for some reason it causes problems transfer music to laptop then format card inside x3 then transfer files again

Well that was/is the plan. Thing is I'm forced to wait for the x3 until Xmas. Me and the wife decided we'd buy our own gifts but wait to open. So, I want to try and have this thing ready to go. I'm very impatient and want to do whatever's going to get the x3 going the fastest. So if from experience here, if it seems letting the x3 format it before loading music is best I suppose I'll do that. But it'll take a while to then load 62 gigs back onto the sd card. Anyhow sorry for the rant, just really looking forward to my first (but far from last) dap besides my iPod touch.
post #14113 of 14114
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Originally Posted by hemipowered007 View Post

Well that was/is the plan. Thing is I'm forced to wait for the x3 until Xmas. Me and the wife decided we'd buy our own gifts but wait to open. So, I want to try and have this thing ready to go. I'm very impatient and want to do whatever's going to get the x3 going the fastest. So if from experience here, if it seems letting the x3 format it before loading music is best I suppose I'll do that. But it'll take a while to then load 62 gigs back onto the sd card. Anyhow sorry for the rant, just really looking forward to my first (but far from last) dap besides my iPod touch.

It'll take around 45-60min to transfer 62gb connected directly to the X3. If using a card reader it'll be much faster, but make sure you format it with the X3 first. This will save a lot of headache down the road.

So set it to transfer, eat some breakfast, then enjoy! wink.gif
post #14114 of 14114

I just got my X3, I opened fiio.net to authenticate my device but seems the site is redesigned and I cannot find the link to authenticate...can anyone pls give me the link to authenticate my device

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