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Coby MPC951 Hi I recently changed the hard disk of Coby MPC951 since the old disk had some problems. But the new disk is just formatted and does not contain the firmware files in it. I have connected the new disk to the player but I still get the message "HDD read error" and if I connect it to the PC vis USB, the player itself is not getting recognized. How to I install the firmware in it now? I'm able to connect the hard disk to the computer separately using a ZIF connector and read the drive. My email is

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my mp3 wont turn on any more it use to say read HDD error every time i turn it on and it would just go to the radio.

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The LCD seems to have got disconnected from the mainboard. Please open it up and re connect the ribbon cable to the LCD. It happens to be press fitted. To give this connection more stability, reinforce it with cello tape. If you feel faint then seek some professional help. It is a matter of five minutes.

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my mp3 wont turn on any more it use to say read HDD error every time i turn it on and it would just go to the radio.

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It isn't too much different from converting Wave files to MP3, though there is a learning curve. Take time and don't try to do everything at once. Download the program one day, read the manual the next, try converting a file the next. It just takes patience.

The Coby displays pictures just fine, both BMP and JPEG. Movies are always a little more complicated.

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