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Nomad Jukebox 3

I have a nomad jukebox 3 play that I dropped. Now I cant play music files anymore. The device does turn on, however I cant get to the menu that view playlist or files. Since then I have purchased another player. However I would like to know if there is a way to retrieve mp3 files stored the nomad jukebox 3 player. Please help!!!

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  • Jamel Embree Aug 03, 2007

    The firmware doesnt launch and my pc doesnt seem to see the files on the player. However my pc does notice that a device is connected.
    Also what I have is the Nomad jukebox 3 40gig player. The picture above is not the actual one I have. I have to model that a bigger.

  • Jamel Embree Aug 05, 2007

    Do I need to remove the hard drive from the device? If so How do I do this?
    I do have a 40 pin to usb adapter cord. Will this hook up to the hard drive when I remove it.

  • Jamel Embree Aug 16, 2007

    How you found a link that explains how to open the nomad Jukebox 3 player?

  • Jamel Embree Aug 16, 2007

    Has anyone found a link that shows how to open up the device



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If you plug the USB cable into your PC and turn it on what happens?

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    Gecko Smooth Aug 03, 2007

    I will see what I can find out.
    I am thinking one would find out what type drive it has, and if we can interface it ( maybe in another Nomad?)

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    Gecko Smooth Aug 03, 2007

    Got another angle.
    The hard drive is a laptop one.
    This has a good and bad side.

    The Bad: Now I see why they don't reccomend it for jogging, a laptop drive does not like vibration ( or drops ).

    The Good: If you can get hold of an external drive enclosure for a laptop drive, you can put your hard drive in it and USB it to your PC.
    If the data is worth it, there are many companies that can recover the data from damaged laptop drives.

    Sorry I can't give you an easy/cheap solution, but that is the nature of damaged drive problems.

  • Gecko Smooth
    Gecko Smooth Aug 06, 2007

    Yes, you will need to remove it to get a direct link to it.
    Despite some hours of searching, I have not yet been able to find specific instructions on opening it up.
    Having never had one in my hands doesn't help!
    I will post more when I find out.



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Hi J...welllll....I dunno what kinda internal damage your player may have suffered, but let's try a couple of exercises and see if we achieve success. 1) Have you tried resetting your player? To reset your player, insert the end of a paperclip into the Reset Hole. Under normal circumstances, resetting your player will not cause any data/file loss. 2) Click on the URL below, and download the latest appropriate software for your OS, also download the latest firmware for your player. My intention here, is to attempt to sync your player with your computer, which will allow you to control your player via your pc, and ultimately enable you to transfer your files from player to pc. However, success using this theory is relying on a simple loss of your Firmware/BIOS information contained in the EPROM from the jolt.®ion=1&Product_Name=NOMAD+Jukebox+3&Product_ID=296&modelnumber=&driverlang=1033&OS=10&drivertype=0&x=33&y=12 Please update your post with specifics on any failures or progress....meanwhile...I'll toss your dilema around in my head until I learn of your status......good luck my friend

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