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Nomad Jukebox 3 Hard drive

What to get data from this player that I drop. I got a response stating that I could get an external enclosure to assist with this. 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.

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If you dropped the player and the screen is not displaying but the player still works, you can use the Creative software to get the music off in most cases.

If you don't get anything when you plug in the player, chances are the hard drive is damaged.

I've had success reviving players with 'blank' screens just by disassembling the units and gently pressing on the top of the LCD panels to reseat them. The connection must be VERY minimal.

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