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Acer laptop 5290 won't boot up.. keeps saying "disk read error occurred" cannot get anywhere but to that screen saying that.

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


Possible causes and solutions

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.

Jul 24, 2009 | Archos Gmini XS202 MP3 Player

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Cannot access the content inside the player


Unfortunately it sounds like the hard drive or flash drive in it has gone bad. You didn't specify if it was a hard drive or flash memory based player so I am assumong it is hard disk. A bad drive would cause that problem and unfortunately if the drive is bad the computer can't detect the drive in it and it is unaccessable. If it is still under warranty, send it in for repair or replacement before the warranty expires. If it is out of warranty, Phillips may have a reasonable repair charge, but in most cases I have seen, if the unit is out of warranty, manufacturers repair costs make it not really worth fixing and for a little more than the repair charge you can get a new player.
If you have a friend or relative that is a computer or electronics whiz they could probably replace the hard drive, if it is a hard drive based player, for a reasonable cost. A 1.8 or 2.5 notebook drive is usually less than 100 USD for an 80 GB.

Cheers

Dec 29, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Touch MP3 Player

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SD Card Error


I had a similar problem and after a bit of tooling around, I was able to get this to work for me. There are a couple of steps. Basically the problem is that the memory card wasn't properly disconnected from the player at some point so it's reading filesystem errors on it as a result. (Kinda like pulling out a USB key from a computer before you've "safely removed hardware". While your computer will tolerate this, your zen will not.) Here's how to safely remove disconnect your SD card after copying files to it. 
1. First, if possible, reformat your SD card. This is not critical, but is a good practice so that you can sart from scratch with a totally fresh card.
2. Next, plug in your SD card to your player and turn it on. Navigate to the memory card menu, and place the memory card in "removable disk". 
3. Plug the Zen into your computer, and go to "my computer". There should be a new disk called "removable disk" which is now shown along the rest of your hard drives. (Kinda like when you plug in a USB key drive. You're essentially doing the same thing here.)
4. Copy your files to the "removable disk". 
5. VERY IMPORTANT: When you are done, right-click on the removable disk and choose "eject" fromt the menu that comes up. When a popup appears saying that your hardware is safe to remove, you can unplug the zen from the computer. 
6. Now navigate to your memory card using your zen player, and choose "browse". It should come up now without any error. 

Jul 08, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Digital Media Player

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Phillips mp3 player


Connect the player to the power adaptor and connect to the PC.

On the player press and hold "Power" & "Vol +", this should reset the player.

Wait for PC to recognise player.

If this doesn't work try the following:

Connect the HDD6330 to the mains adaptor and the PC.

Before the computer has a chance to recognise the player, press "Power" and "Vol +" to reset the player.

As soon as the player resets (screen goes blank) press and hold "Vol -" until the PC recognises the player as a removable drive.

Try to access the player through "My Computer" as you would the main hard disk.

If the computer recognises the player, then it can be restored by copying the system files directly on to the player.

Feb 14, 2008 | Philips GoGear HDD6330 MP3 Player

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Go gear not working


Install and run Device Manager from the product CD.

Select the repair option, and follow the on-screen prompts.

NOTE: ALL FILES LOADED ON TO THE PLAYER WILL BE LOST.


If this doesn't work then it may be that the hard disk is faulty. There is an easy way to find out. The following procedure allows the player to connect to the PC as a removable drive. If the Pc reads the drive, then the drive is ok.

Connect the HDD1630 to the mains adaptor and the PC.

Before the computer has a chance to recognise the player, press "Power" and "Vol +" to reset the player.

As soon as the player resets (screen goes blank) press and hold "Vol -" until the PC recognises the player as a removable drive.

Try to access the player through "My Computer" as you would the main hard disk.


Feb 07, 2008 | Philips HDD1630 MP3 Player

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NEED HELP RIGHT AWAY


You should reformat your disk so that the error goes away, in the menu please find the format the disk, or connect the stuff to the computer then format it using the computer. (all files will be deleted during formatting)

If this not work you can replace the disk of your stuff.

may this help! regards, melnavz

Feb 06, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Replacement space for COBY MP-C951


i player reads hdd read error, when turned on. I cannot move it off of the radio selection and the palyer is not registering when plugged in the computer with the usb plug .

Jan 23, 2008 | Coby MP-C951 Digital Media Player

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Yellow triangle


Install and run Device Manager from the product CD.

Select the repair option, and follow the on-screen prompts.

NOTE: ALL FILES LOADED ON TO THE PLAYER WILL BE LOST.

If this doesn't work then it may be that the hard disk is faulty. There is an easy way to find out. The following procedure allows the player to connect to the PC as a removable drive. If the Pc reads the drive, then the drive is ok.

Connect the HDD1630 to the mains adaptor and the PC.

Before the computer has a chance to recognise the player, press "Power" and "Vol +" to reset the player.

As soon as the player resets (screen goes blank) press and hold "Vol -" until the PC recognises the player as a removable drive.

Try to access the player through "My Computer" as you would the main hard disk.

CLICKING HARD DISK is usually a sign of a problem with the hard disk. If this is the case it will have to be replaced.

The HDD16X0 series use a standard 6Gb Microdrive which are readily available, and much cheaper than the official Philips replacement. The new drive would need to be "Repaired" using the Philips Device Manager.

Nov 18, 2007 | Philips HDD1630 MP3 Player

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Klackitey Klack


If the drive is ticking, it suggests the actual HDD is dying. You can try the following to see if you can fix any disc errors through your PC, however if your PC does not recognise a drive has been attached you may be unable to do anything other than have it repaired elsewhere. If you have problems with the file system on your Gmini you can try to fix it using the DOS utility, check disk (chkdsk). Do the following; ? Make sure external AC adapter is powering the Gmini. ? Quit all running applications. ? Properly connect the Gmini to your computer ? Wait patiently (up to 5 minutes) for Windows XP to show the local drive as mounted. ? Open a DOS window. Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt. ? At the prompt, type chkdsk e: /f. Use e: or f: or whatever drive letter is representing your Gmini. The /f argument tells the program to automatically fix errors. ? Be patient, this may take a while. ? When it is finished, exit the DOS Window and properly disconnect the Gmini from your computer. Try using the device now and see if makes any difference. This method should help to fix any disc errors that have occurred within the FAT and help your PC recognise it again. If you have more problems, try formatting it using a DOS prompt. You MUST make sure NOTHING is trying to access the disc before you can format it - this includes windows explorer.

Apr 04, 2007 | Archos Gmini XS 100 MP3 Player

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It won't come on properly. Somethings very wrong. Please help!


CLICKING HARD DISK is usually a sign of a problem with the hard disk. If this is the case it will have to be replaced.

Check the hard disk as follows:

Connect the HDD to the mains adaptor and the PC.

Before the computer has a chance to recognise the player, press "Power" and "Vol +" to reset the player.

As soon as the player resets (screen goes blank) press and hold "Vol -" until the PC recognises the player as a removable drive.

Try to access the player through "My Computer" as you would the main hard disk.

Jan 21, 2007 | Philips GoGear HDD6330 MP3 Player

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