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Archos 604 hard drive problem

Mine dropped, and now the hard drive is disconnected. Can you describe how the hd connects with the ribbon piece, or point me to somewhere i might see instructions for this. Much thanks, as I've enjoyed this for several years and not quite ready to part as it ahs been working fine.

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There is a nice pictorial dissasembly at this site:
http://archos.grimchuck.com/disassemble-tuto/EN/index.html

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Archos 604 (not wi-fi) does not recognize the hard disk in any mode

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