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My mp3 player can't HDD intialize can this be repaired or replaced

My mp3 is turning on but it makes a clicking sound and then a message appears on the screen telling me that it can't HDD intialize a have checked my mp3 players maual to try and find a soloution to this problem but so far can't find one if anyone knows about mp3 players or HDD repairs can you please help me.

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  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2007

    i have Samsung digital Mp3 player model no is YH820MW 4 GB

    when swich on the play botton the mssg will be appear

    Device Can`t HDD initialize Device will be turned off so many times

    Re- instal the software but same problem

    please help me

    my email is


  • rboilis Nov 19, 2007

    "Device can't HDD initialize. Device will be turned off." This is what I got when I switched on my YH-820 5GB MP3 player.

  • Brhan Nov 20, 2007

    device can't HDD initalize device wiil be truned off

  • Brhan Nov 20, 2007

    my mp3 device can't HDD intialize well be truned off

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2007

    My mp3 is turning on but it makes a clicking sound and then a message appears on the screen telling me that it can't HDD intialize a have checked my mp3 players maual to try and find a soloution to this problem but so far can't find one if anyone knows about mp3 players or HDD repairs can you please help me.

  • gwar251 Jan 22, 2008


  • sovaddhana Aug 19, 2008

    device can't HDD initialize device will be turned off

  • dammy oguns Sep 09, 2008

    having d same problem, need solution

  • dammy oguns Sep 09, 2008

    My mp3 player can't HDD intialize

  • tilsripada15 Sep 30, 2008

    device can't initialize HDD device will be turned off

    what is solution for this?

  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2008

    same problem. crappy machine!!!

  • asadalikhan Nov 08, 2008

    kindly tell me how can i fix my problem im worry from my Mp3

  • dani Nov 25, 2008

    my mp3 says that it can't hdd initialize how can this problem be solved

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    won't hdd

  • sondh8 Feb 15, 2009

    it won't hdd



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Without a personal look it's hard to say but it sounds like the hard drive has died. It's not surprising really. The player gets carted around all over the place whilst a Computer hard drive normally sits in one place. What could've happened is if you carry the unit with whilst jogging or running with it switched off the hard drive heads could knock against the platters causing a tiny dent. As the platter is only thin aluminium it's not hard to do. This dent then causes the heads to jump when it's spinning and when it lands it causes another dent and when the heads hit that dent it jumps and causes another one etc. etc. That's when you end up with a dead hard drive. That's looking at the bad side but you could be lucky and all it needs is a reformat and reinstall of the software. Being an MP3 player I'm not sure how you'd do that. If indeed you can. Seeing as how it would appear as a mass storage device on your PC it should be able to be formatted the same way as any other Computer based hard drive. Maybe the software you need came on the CD supplied with the player. First step would be to see if the computer recognises the player and take it from there. BMW

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