Dell Harddisk problem...solved...
I dropped my Dell DJ 20g Mp3 player today at work, and it would not reboot out of "rescue" mode. I tried to performe all of the options on the rescue page and recieved the "harddisk error" response everytime.
So... i took the back off, removed the battery pack, pulled out the hard drive and examined it. seeing nothing visibly wrong i replaced the hard drive and pluged the batt pack back in, still able to view the HD. when i turned the unit on i could hear it start to scan then suddenly stop and then start to skip, a kind of clicking sound (i could also hear this sound while the unit was still intact)
With the battery pack plugged in, i lifted the HD up (still connedted) and gave it a few thumps with my screwdriver. i looked back at the screen and it was playing a song ;]
I have no idea why the unit started to work again, just dumb luck, nor do i think this will work all the time (let alone again for anyone), but i thought i would share my story and maybe help someone who has lost all hope. So if you get as pissed off as i did, take it apart and beat the crap out of it ;] you might save some money.
on Aug 18, 2007 | Dell DJ MP3 Player