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HDD ERROR Hi, i disconnected the player safely using "safely remove hardware" and it said it was fine to disconnect but i did so and it wouldn't turn on at all at first then i charged it for 24 hours and it displays HDD ERROR. looking at the manual it says it means theres something wrong with the hardware. Can it be fixed? please help thanks Daniel

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Sounds like a hard drive problem and only the manufactuer mostly handle these repairs as its not worth for the repair centers to buy all the parts and stuff like expensive equipment as they have so many types of these units. Please contact the factory at 1-800-237-4277, 1-800-BE SHARP Good Luck

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Everytime when i switch on my gigabeat f20, it shows this error.NO SYSTEM FOUND ON HDD. i've tried formating but once this error appears, you can't do anything. Sometimes it shows SYSTEM ERROR.

Hi theofrimp109,

This error usually happens when the firmware has been corrupted or deleted. The easiest way to correct this is by updating the firmware. You may also try to restore the firmware data by following the steps below.

1. Connect the gigabeat to your computer using a USB cable.

2. Start Explorer on the PC.

3. Open the folder in which the gigabeat room is installed.
--> The folder in which the gigabeat room is installed can be opened by clicking [Start] [All Programs] [TOSHIBA gigabeat room 2.0] [gigabeat room 2.0
Program Folder]. Usually, the folder will be found in C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\gigabeat room 2.0.

4. If you can't find the folder, please go inside the gigabeat then click on [tools], [folder option], go to [view tab] then select [show hidden files and folders].

5. Now, inside the gigabeat root, copy a folder named "GBSYSTEM" located in the folder that was opened in Step 3.

6. Use "Safely Remove Hardware" and disconnect the gigabeat.

Hope it helps.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Jun 28, 2011 | Toshiba Gigabeat MEG-F20S MP3 Player

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Sometimes unplugging your MP3 player will disrupt it's file system if 'Safely Remove Hardware' or 'Eject' is not used. Following these instructions for fixing your Coby Mp-610 MP3 Player will fix your MP3 players file system.

Feb 06, 2010 | Coby MP-610 MP3 Player

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I was updating my Sansa e250 player while connected to my computer (windows xp), and then when I disconnected it (using the "safely disconnect hardware button), the usual message appeared on the Sansa --...

You will need to get your player into Recover mode.

1) Move "Hold Switch" to "Hold"
2) Press REC switch and power on switch untill the display shows "Recover Mode"
3) Then connect your player to your PC. The player should now show up as a removable drive.
4) Open "Notepad" on your PC and save an empty file named sansa.fmt on that removable drive.
5) Safely remove the drive and move "hold" switch to "No-Hold"
6) The display should say something like "formatting"
7) Then your Sansa will restart in MTP mode.

May 14, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Reconnect ipod to pc..After ipod says connected in computer remove hardware click on ipod..wen says safe to remove hard ware look on ipod to it saying disconnecting..Afetr full disconnecting push and hold pause/play button down for more than 5to 10 seconds..Should work properly..

Apr 04, 2009 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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An error occurred while updating data

put it back into the craddle and wait it is recognized by windows as a drive again. than start the software you used before. this error occurs when disconnecting the player without telling Windows. Use always 'Safely Remove Hardware' in the taskbar!


Oct 18, 2008 | Olympus m:robe MR-100 Digital Media Player

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The Safely Remove Hardware dialog box does not appear

not really, you may be able to select the option, if you right click on the drive in my computer, but they don't always disconnect the hardware anyway, so just remove it as lons as you know there is no activty

Aug 24, 2008 | Coby MPC895 MP3 Player

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SD Card Error

I had a similar problem and after a bit of tooling around, I was able to get this to work for me. There are a couple of steps. Basically the problem is that the memory card wasn't properly disconnected from the player at some point so it's reading filesystem errors on it as a result. (Kinda like pulling out a USB key from a computer before you've "safely removed hardware". While your computer will tolerate this, your zen will not.) Here's how to safely remove disconnect your SD card after copying files to it. 
1. First, if possible, reformat your SD card. This is not critical, but is a good practice so that you can sart from scratch with a totally fresh card.
2. Next, plug in your SD card to your player and turn it on. Navigate to the memory card menu, and place the memory card in "removable disk". 
3. Plug the Zen into your computer, and go to "my computer". There should be a new disk called "removable disk" which is now shown along the rest of your hard drives. (Kinda like when you plug in a USB key drive. You're essentially doing the same thing here.)
4. Copy your files to the "removable disk". 
5. VERY IMPORTANT: When you are done, right-click on the removable disk and choose "eject" fromt the menu that comes up. When a popup appears saying that your hardware is safe to remove, you can unplug the zen from the computer. 
6. Now navigate to your memory card using your zen player, and choose "browse". It should come up now without any error. 

Jul 08, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Digital Media Player

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Can't disconnect

Try this Open Mycomputer>right click the device there and select Eject, if still the same problem you can really unplug it without the safely remove hardware.

May 12, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Philips mp3 player sa6045

This player shows the "Do not disconnect" message when it is doing something critical such as transferring tracks or updating firmware, which could corrupt the player if disconnected part way through.

The player shows the "OK to disconnect" when it is idle. As the message says, it's ok to disconnect, as the player will not corrupt if disconnected when it is idle.

These messages mean that the player does not need the "Safe to remove" procedure.

It is ok to disconnect part way through charging. Also the player will condition the battery once it is fully charged, so it's ok to leave it charging.

Occassionally batteries can "memorise" when constantly disconnect and reconnected without fully charging and discharging. To help prevent this, fully discharge the player (leave on until dead) and fully charge and condition (leave charging for about 12 hours) every couple of weeks or so.

Feb 11, 2008 | Philips GOGEAR SA6045 MP3 Player

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Stuck in recovery mode and i don't know what to do

I recently had a similar problem, and nothing I did helped; what I eventually did sounds pretty simple and possibly won't help ( I have a feeling that it might have been a USB port issue, more than anything). I have added the description of my problem below my 'solution'.

I disconnected the player from my PC, restarted the PC, disconnected & reconnected the battery from the Muvo2, turned the player on (just to check if it was reading the music) then turned the player off. Then (with the Muvo2 powered off) I reconnected the player to the USB cable; the darn thing was recognised immediately and was working fine...

My problem:
The player was working fine, Windows (XP Pro) recognised the device as a Muvo2 & I could transfer files no problem; I clicked on 'Safely remove hardware' and removed the player. However, when I now try to reconnect the payer Windows gives me an error message, that one of my USB devices failed to connect and that it doesn't recognise the device. It suggests reconnecting, which does nothing...

The Muvo2 screen displays the 'connected to computer' image. If I disconnect using the 'Safely remove hardware' and unplug the cable, the player display says I need to connect to my PC and run scandisk. I can't get the computer to recognise the device, so I can't run scandisk. Removing and reinserting the player's battery got rid of the 'Scandisk' message & the player worked again, but it's still not connecting to the PC.

Jan 27, 2007 | Creative Labs Nomad MuVo2 FM MP3 Player

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