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Turn on hangs on opening logo screen..center button="Read access error! Can't read from hard disk."

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1 The hard drive within your player has failed, not uncommon and a real pain to fix for all but the real hands on techies. requires replacement hard disk likely same size required.
(unfortunately most likely problem) it will probably be accompanied by an unusual clicking noise coming from the player when held to your ear.


2 The hard drive within your player has become corrupt or something similar and requires formatting. Simple for any IT person to do. I'm no expert on this model and am too lazy to check but even holding down the reset button for 30 seconds or so may fix it.

Good luck hope i helped.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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