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The device cannot initialize HDD?

When I turn on the player it says "Initial Fail - the device can not initialize HDD. Please, connect to adaptor and try again..." And my PC won't detect the device either.

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  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2008

    I have the same problem!


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Remove the back panel of the player you will probably find that it will work fine. I did this to my daughters unit and found that the panel was pushed in and depressing the reset button all the time. I rescued it out of the garbage when she bought an i-pod, now I have this unit for myself and it works great.

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8. when you feel it snug or snap, your MP3 should work now.
9. turn on the mp3 player to make sure it loads.
10. if it does, then you have fixed your "problem"
11. reassemble player accordingly.

I hope that helps
Please rate accordingly
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