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Hard Drive problem

I recently turned on my mp3 player, it worked and than it reset and the trouble menu popped. I hear the hard drive ticking (softly) and it goes into the rescue mode. While I tried tapping above the menu buttom, nothing happened. Can It be true? Did my Nomad break? I appreciate your input.

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I just had the same problem (Nomad Zen 20GB), the hard drive was stuck. Tapping while it boots didn't help so I took off the back cover and removed the cover of my hard drive (5 screws), then helped the drive to start spinning when the player was booting. Now it works again just fine. Make sure you take it apart in a clean environment (no dust) and don't touch the disk itself, only the center hub. Just be careful, if you damage something then the drive is gone.

Posted on Sep 25, 2007

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Put in new hard drive it is just a notebook hard drive.i had 40 gb and made it a 60 gb.

Posted on Sep 11, 2007

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My Hard drive ticked just the same as yours...but try tapping it on the right side upon boot in the problem posted within these pages 'My MP3 player has a hard disk problem and won't...' the Menu option did'nt work for me but tapping it did.... thanks a bunch

Posted on Aug 26, 2007

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If it's making cliking noises then that's a sure sign of a dead hard drive. Probably the best thing you could do is get a new one, or call Nomad tech support and see what they have to say about it.

Posted on Aug 18, 2007

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