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Initial fail error

I have a samsung digital audio player YH-925. When i turn it on it won't work, i get a message that says.... Initial Fail The device cannot initialize HDD. Please connect to adaptor and try again and will be turned off. Any ideas why this happened?

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  • amolinro Dec 08, 2007

    have a samsung digital audio player YH-925.
    When i turn it on it won't work, i get a message
    that says....

    Initial Fail
    The device cannot initialize HDD.
    Please connect to adaptor and try again
    and will be turned off.

    Any ideas why this happened?

  • Jovhenel Feb 29, 2008

    I've followed already the solution #1 but it is still not working? what should I do? I do want to fix it as soon as possible, please help me...

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    i have same problem


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The HDD is disconnected from the player. When you open up the player just carefully push the circut board thing on the gold foil behind the hdd in untill it clicks.

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Comments: Apr 04, 2008- i just changed the battery in mine and got the message saying "Initial Fail {device cannot initialize hdd, please connect to adaptor and try fix"

i found out i'd dislodged the hdd connector on the main board so i reconnected it and all works fine again.....

if the music studio software above did not work then undo the 4 screws on the back of your player and take off the back

than get a stanley knife or another thin tool and lever the hdd out by inserting the knife in only a fraction "because circuit board 10mm back" between the main mp3 player housing and the rubber on the hdd and prise it out....then check the hdd is connected properly to board by pressing lightly on hdd connector....should click if its loose, the click is it inserted correctly.....if not working after checked connector i'd personally remove hdd cable from board then reconnect just in case of a dirty or faulty connection....

hope you get your problem sorted...post here if you do....jed

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I followed the above directions and my player worked right away. Unscrew the 4 screws on the back and pull off the plate. I pulled on the 2 loose rubber tabs though which pulled out another panel. I then just pushed it back together and then turned on the player. It worked right away.

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SOLUTION: HDD out, see how it clicks, pressing it in, works except for there is nothing to keep pressing it in. Took a book of matches, cut 1/2 off the end of it (just the cardboard) and stuck it between the gold connector and battery, so that when lid is back on, it will press on it. For mine, this wasn't enough so i took another match, ripped of the head, and laid it between the actual cover and ontop of the rubber, diagonally between the cover and the rubber. Had to put the screw in really hard, cause you're basically squishing the cardboard, but there is constant pressure on it now, and no problems. Good Fix .. THANKS!!!

Posted on Jun 07, 2010

  • racingfan_20 Jun 07, 2010

    Ok, sorry here is how it SHOULD read:

    Recapping what was said before, with my own 2 cents worth.

    From Jed1969:
    " ...undo the 4 screws on the back of your player and take off the back then
    get a stanley knife or another thin tool and lever the hdd
    out by inserting the knife in only a fraction" ..."between the main mp3 player housing and the rubber on the hdd and pry it out" NOTE: PRY IT OUT WITH THE RUBBER INTACT, DON'T TRY TO REMOVE RUBBER FROM HDD ..."then check the hdd
    is connected properly to board by pressing lightly on hdd
    connector....should click if its loose, the click is it inserted
    correctly" ..."i'd personally
    remove hdd cable from board then
    reconnect just in case of a dirty or faulty connection...."

    This was indeed the problem for me, now

    you could also take some of that sticky rubbery foam **** like in cell phones and electronic devices, and place it between the gold sheet and the hdd, but shoving something between the two things seemed to be asking for mishap, so the match stick thing, (or anything of comparable dimensions, a folded up piece of paper, or anything.

    Thanks for the good advise, as usual, long time reader, this place has many good answers, and the answer to my problem this time was no exception.

    Thanks also for all of you who tirelessly post and repost to give feedback and help to us. If it were not for your dedication to help, live would not be nearly as easy.



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I have the same problem...I did replaced the battery and I have the same message: INITIAL FAIL.......the device can't initiate.....HDD.....I tried all the 3 solutions buy I didn't get any progress....any more ideas?

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

I hit the reset button at the rear. It worked after 2 hits in the reset. Now I wonder if it will last....

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