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 Post subject: gmini 500 died
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:06 pm 
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....yes i think it did. had it for a few years now - totally solid and reliable performer. tried switching it on the other day and got a "read access error - cannot read from hard drive". ok so i tried formatting. it can't cause guess what - it say it cant read from the hard drive. connected it to my pc. it sees a drive but there's absolutely nothing i can do with it. figure that's the end of the mini500. any miracle cures cause i think i'll have to bin it? lucky i've got all my stuff backed up. don't think i'll buy archos again.


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 Post subject: Re: gmini 500 died
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:17 am 
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identified the problem. it has to do with the western digital hard drive that archos have installed in these players. these drives are not that great apparently. from this very informative website http://www.datacent.com/datarecovery/hdd/western_digital/WD400UE-00HCT0 - the damage is identifed as spindle seizure. so that's it - my archos is dead. :(


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