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Using a ARCHOS AV420 harddrive on a laptop/PC

My MP3 Archos av420 broke, and its full of MP3 music, i took the hard drive out and wondering is their any way of getting it to work on my Laptop as a normal Harddrive??

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  • daveirl Feb 06, 2008

    My Mp3 broke, and the harddrive within it is full of Music, i took the hard drive out of the mp3 player now im wondering is their any way of gettting the hard drive up and running as a normal hard drive for the laptop?

  • daveirl Feb 06, 2008

    My Mp3 broke, and the harddrive within it is full of Music, i took the hard drive out of the mp3 player now im wondering is their any way of gettting the hard drive up and running as a normal hard drive for the laptop?

  • Fazlul Fazal May 11, 2010

    Tell me its dimension. And can u post some picture of the interface?

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