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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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