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millie murray Posted on Dec 31, 2005

Yh-920 My player displays something like device can't initialize HDD, and to disconnect the adaptor ad try again but that doesn't work either. Please tell me it isnt dead!

  • ksand Dec 05, 2007

    mine does the same thing... so I disconected the HDD and reconected it and it says the samething then shuts down... i tried to plug it into the computer and try to acess the HDD but that didnt work either... What do I do now?

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First remove the screws on the back then remove the hard drive silver metal part with a black plastic edge and then put it back in then replace the cover the back and put the screws back in and this should fix the can't initialize the HDD problem well it did for me

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I had the same problem. It said the device can't initialize. I had just replaced the battery and I brought it back to the store. The guy said there was nothing he could do for it. It had to be repaired. After reading these messages, I opened it up, took the hard drive off and unplugged the battery. Then I realized, the stupid guy at the bateries plus store had put the hard drive in backwards. The copper part was on top. So it wasn't connected to the device. I put it back and now it works fine. Save me from buying a new one. Especially after I had already bought the new battery.

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Thanks very much. We were about to buy a replacement but have now fixed it. The most difficult bit was getting those screws out!

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Thank you, worked for me, even though I am not very technical....

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Hi Millie, I had the exact same problem with the exact same message on my YH-920. Don't bin it just yet!! My problem began after I replaced the battery, so I did as ammarakaak suggested; removed the back casing then carefully unplugged then replugged the HDD - After that it worked fine. It could be that your unit has had a knock and somehow dislodged the HDD from it's connector socket. It's not a complicated job, believe me I'm hopeless with all thinhs technical. All it requires is a small Phillips screw driver to remove the casing and a steady hand to unplug then replug the HDD. Good luck!! Mark

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If your HDD MP3 player displays "Device can't initialize HDD", it indicates a hard drive failure and the unit will require service. To check the warranty status of your MP3 player, enter the serial number in samsung site. To obtain service, please contact our Customer Care Center at 1300 362 603

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