My mp3 player can't HDD intialize can this be repaired or replaced
My mp3 is turning on but it makes a clicking sound and then a message appears on the screen telling me that it can't HDD intialize a have checked my mp3 players maual to try and find a soloution to this problem but so far can't find one if anyone knows about mp3 players or HDD repairs can you please help me.
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Without a personal look it's hard to say but it sounds like the hard drive has died. It's not surprising really. The player gets carted around all over the place whilst a Computer hard drive normally sits in one place.
What could've happened is if you carry the unit with whilst jogging or running with it switched off the hard drive heads could knock against the platters causing a tiny dent. As the platter is only thin aluminium it's not hard to do. This dent then causes the heads to jump when it's spinning and when it lands it causes another dent and when the heads hit that dent it jumps and causes another one etc. etc. That's when you end up with a dead hard drive.
That's looking at the bad side but you could be lucky and all it needs is a reformat and reinstall of the software. Being an MP3 player I'm not sure how you'd do that. If indeed you can. Seeing as how it would appear as a mass storage device on your PC it should be able to be formatted the same way as any other Computer based hard drive. Maybe the software you need came on the CD supplied with the player.
First step would be to see if the computer recognises the player and take it from there.
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Your laptop has to have a USB 2.0 port. Many laptops do not even have enough power to properly run an mp3 player. If your laptop is definitely compatible, here is the method to force recognition (note: the Philips HDD series of GoGear needs a proprietary adapter, so if your model # starts with HDD, make sure you have the original adapter):
Disconnect the Go Gear from computer. Press the reset pinhole until the player turns off. Hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard. If this pop-up does not appear, reset the player again WHILE connected to the computer. Open the Philips Device Manager, and go to Repair Tab. Reset the player one more time while connected to computer. Follow the repair instructions.
A key system file has been deleted. Go to Philips website and attempt the firmware upgrade, but it probably will not work. You may have to replace this player.
Recovery Mode for Philips' GoGear Open the Philips Device Manager (Start à All Programs à Philips Digital Audio Player à SAXXX à Philips Device Manager) and click on the “Repair” tab.Then click on the “Repair” button to start the repair process.Most of the time, when your player is in that state, the Device Manager will not recognize that your GoGear is plugged in.If this is the case: Disconnect the player from the PC, and make sure the mp3 player is turned off. Hold in the volume + button on the mp3 player, and reconnect the player to your pc while holding in the volume + button. Continue holding the volume + for 10-15 seconds until a "Found New Hardware Wizard" pops up. It should recover your device if there isn't anything internally wrong with the player. Warning: this procedure will result in your songs being erased off the player, so they will have to be reloaded. -Tha Mp3 Doctor
Make sure that your hdd is connected to the power supply
with the AC/DC adapter. Launch the Digital Media Manager DMM
application on your PC.
Click PREFERENCE to enter
the preference menu, click BROWSE to select the folder where you keep
all your music files. Click OK and then DONE to get the music into the
Click EASY UPDATE at the bottom of the Library/Device view to activate the easy update screen
Click the UPDATE LIBRARY or UPDATE BOTH icon to transfer new content from the music library of your computer to the hdd.
the update finish you may click on the removal icon on the task tray to
stop and eject the jukebox. When a message saying the USB device can
now be safely removed from the system appears click OK.
Unplug the hdd from PC and enjoy your favorite music on the move.
I had the same problem with my mp3 player. The problem seems to be that the charge had been depleted - even though the screen said the charging was complete when I plugged it in. Disregard the screen, charge your machine for two hours, and if your player is like mine, it will be functioning properly afterwards. Hope that helps.