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Hard drive is broken

My hard drive is broken and i need a new one. where can i geth this from? x

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You need a 1.8" zif format hard drive samsung and toshiba both have models that will work for you, but you need to do a downgrade upgrade trip with the firmware in order to get the archos to use the new hard drive! her is the link to how to do the downgrade upgrade to the firmware

http://frenchyaz.com/av500.aspx

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i hope that helps, bye

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