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Fried Hard Drive

Does any one know how to replace the AV500's hard drive

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  • llysty Jan 16, 2008

    Me too! and apparently there is no solution as Archos lock the device to the particular hard disk!

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2008

    fried

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