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Error message When i switch on the player it gives me the following error message - "Device cannot HDD initialize", and then will not switch off or go to the menu, the error message just remains on the screen. Does this mean that my players hard drive is damaged, and if so is said damage repairable?

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  • shivram Dec 02, 2007

    Hi,

    I am receiving the same error Device cannot HDD initialize. I have a Samsung YH-J70. I tried opening the device, removing the battery and reinstalling it but the error stil remains. There is some talk in some forums about connecting the HDD to the motherboard. How do I check this in yh-j70? I have not used the device roughly and have not even dropped it once so there is no way the HDD can be damaged. Can anyone help?

    Rgds
    Shivram.

  • josuegneiss Dec 24, 2007

    yes, i have the same problem but i live in Peru . PLease answer me.

  • weskander Sep 23, 2008

    Same problem here. HDD not accessible, either via booting the device or through connecting to my computer.
    Is it possible to replace the hard drive? and how?


  • keith2000 Sep 23, 2008

    MY Samsung Player also Says Device Can,t HDD initialize. I have taken battey out and tried to reset it . My computer does not reconise it. When i1st turn it on i get a few seconds of noises from hard drive

    Regards Keith

  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    I have the same problem, can anyone tell me how this can be solved?

    Regards

    Jeroen

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The message "Device cannot HDD initialize" is usually a sign that the hard drive has failed. The sole solution is to install a new hard drive; the one installed in most YH-J70s is a Toshiba MK2004GAL. I have heard unconfirmed suggestions that a Compact Flash card can be installed in place of the hard drive and that it plugs in but I have not tried this.

@auntieannie2: replacement batteries are easy to find in the UK at least - try Googling for "samsung yh-j70 battery pack"

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Did you try pushing the reset button and/or reinstalling the software? sometimes that helps. Also, I have a question for you: I am thinking of replacing the battery on my yh-j70, as it is getting weak, was it easy for you to open the player and can you then simply pull out the battery or do you have to solder? Would you happen to know where batteries can be bought for this unit? Thank you

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