I haven't used my device much since purchasing it new. It is never been dropped. Recently I turned it on to play and after playing 3 or 4 songs normally the screen displayed "Hard disk error". Then the device would not play any more music and a knocking sound started. Am I totally out of luck? Or, is there anything to be done to remedy this?
Same exact problem let sit for several months went to turn on and all i could see was a "hard disk error" message flash very quickly and then turn off. after months of no help online i decided to open
my jukebox 20 and there are 4 ni-cad batteries inside. i removed batteries and replaced with 4 "AA"
regular energizer batteries and it works fine. at least until i extract my 1000 songs and put them on another device so i ll never lose them. GOOD LUCK.
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The Apple iPod shuffle is a digital music player that contains a single indicator light that relays information about the device's battery condition, computer connection and any errors the device is having. The indicator light is capable of blinking red, green or orange as well as displaying a steady red, green or orange light. The iPod Shuffle includes a Universal Serial Bus interface and buttons on the front of the device for controlling music files.
Blinking Orange A blinking orange light indicates the iPod Shuffle is receiving an update via iTunes to the device's internal components. The update could include a patch to repair an error the player encountered once before, an update to the player's file-saving software, or a combination of security, repair and software updates. Updates are free and automatically sent directly from Apple through iTunes to your iPod shuffle before a sync process starts. Disconnecting iPod Shuffle When the player's light is blinking orange, do not unplug the device from your computer's USB port this will stop the update process and possible corrupt the device's internal hard drive. Let the update process and sync process finish before clicking "Eject" within iTunes and removing the player. Disk Use Enabled If you use your iPod Shuffle as a flash drive and not as a music player, a blinking orange light means that the device is connected to your computer and ready to accept files. The "Disk Use" enabled setting is changeable within iTunes if you decide to use your iPod Shuffle for music storage instead of file storage. When set up as a flash drive, the iPod Shuffle is assigned a drive letter by your computer's operating system and the drive lets you "drag and drop" files to the device. b> Charging If your iPod shuffle's battery is completely depleted or low on charge, connect the player to your computer immediately for charging then leave it connected to receive any updates to the device's software and internal components. Its indicator light may or may not blink orange until after it is fully charged. If the battery is low on charge or completely depleted, you may receive an error stating that the iPod is corrupt or needs restoring, close the error message and let the device fully charge.
It sounds like it might be the hard drive has failed on the device. If you are handy you can replace the hard drive. There are kits sold online for this. As far as cost it might be easier to just purchase a used or new iPod. Your broken iPod still has value, there are plenty of online sites that buy unusable players for repair.
hi there, open iriver again and take new drive out (reinstall hard drive, just an adjustment process). close it up and try to download / play a file.
now if this process dont work, save iriver software to pc and format the hard drive (this will erase the hard drive songs and all)..now reinstall the software from the pc...download your songs back to iriver and you should have a brand new Iriver ihp-140............if heplful feel free to rate
i'm thinking the hard drive is messing up... you know when i dropped my
gigabeat S30 it wasn't working n it was freezing and the video files
weren't playing at all. it would freeze when i turn on or play video.
then i turned it off and then back on using the battery switch. it said
"contact the manufacturer for repair" with a yield sign. i really
thought i killed it...but i still had my hopes high to fix it myself
somehow n i really thought it was from the hard drive. so i took it in
my hand and gave it a shake on my palm. like i actually hit it on my
palm for once n then i turned it on and it worked =D fineee.... i was
so happy n now it still works fine ;)
This problem seems to occur when the device overheats. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but all my videos set at 720 by 480 wont play when the device is left running for a long period of time. The smaller video files, however, still play. I think it deals with the amount of system resources required for such files to play. If you turn the device off completely by going to menu, power, and turn off device, and leave it sit for 30 minutes, all files should play properly when you turn it back on.
As a suggestion, DO NOT leave your Archos powered on and on the dvr station. This causes the device to constantly run, and if you havent noticed the Archos operates at an extremely high temperature.
Any clicking of a hard drive means physical damage. Have you ever dropped the Ipod? Is it still under the Apple care warranty? If your ipod has been dropped or received considerable shock, it's most likely effected the internal hard drive, especially to the point to where you can hear it?
The back rear side of the ipod has a serial number. Enter it at the bottom of the page for the link provided. If the Ipod is still covered by the warranty and has NO signs of user fault, then I would take advantage of the warranty.
I was able to access the play list using Windows Media Player. I was trying to get the computer to recognize the player, and it wouldn't do it. I even downloaded the Lyra Personal Audio Player updater... that didn't work or recognize the player. Try the programs that are on your computer for playing MP3's.