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Iriver h340 i have an iriver h340 and am using it as an external hd. More specifically, Time machine backups for leopard on my mac. now, when i press the play button, nothing happens. If i keep pressing it, eventually i can here the hd spin. The screen stays black.It clicks inside slightly (has always done this just before it turns on) and then stops spinning and nothing happens. If I press the reset button, the same happens. Plugging it into the power adapter doesn't work. I really need the info thats on it, and am not worried about loosing the player, its 2 years old no warrenty left so really don't mind taking it apart to hook it up to something else if thats possible.. pleas please help!!

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Have you tried a program such as drive rescue (I got a portable version (for PC)from
Likewise roadkill's unstoppable copier(google it, sorry no link) I don't know of Mac equivalents.

From memory the hard drive is a 1.8" Toshiba drive. If this is the case, you can get a USB enclosure to plug it into. (I got one on eBay for a similar situation with a faulty X-drive) You will need to pull the h340 apart before you buy it because there are a couple of pin configurations for 1.8 in drives. If you have to resort to cracking it open there was a video on youtube (I think) showing you how.

MisticRiver For iriver Enthusiasts would have more detail, I am going from memory and has been a long time.

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