Old 05-26-2012, 04:08 AM
ryufan ryufan is offline
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Default x7 might be dead....

I've had my X7 now for just over a year. I have seen multiple issues with the devise, but it remains to be one of the best mp3 players I've owned.

Despite it flaws, it has now come to harddrive issues.

I have just tried to update to the v2.09 firmware. The player (about 3/4 filled to its 160 capacity) had not been recognising basic mp3 files. it would freeze then pop up a message saying invalid file. so to resolve these importing issues i formated the flash disc and added the 2.09 files.

now the player is stuck in "updating database" for hours - up until the battery ran down. I noticed a strange noise - the harddrive starts up and then makes a sound like it is suddenly stopping and restarting.

I have attached the player back to the computer - it seemed to have "2.09" on the updating database screen, but continues to make the harddrive noise and stuck 3/4 of the way on the database bar. So now the computer cant see the HD or Flash disc, so I cannot format either of them.

Is there a way to resolve this issue, or will it mean replacing the player (as i have been unable to find a mp3 player of the x7's spec that isn't an ipod). I'm guessing i need to, somehow, format the HD? (which has not been done while i have owned this player, only the flash disc and firmware)

Thanks in advance
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:57 AM
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HDD now formatted

putting my music back - but every now and then this hardrive noise (like a popping sound) happens and the file is "copied" but is unreadible by the player. It freezes my computer when the player tries to read the IDV tags in Windows explorer. I'm guessing this could be a hardware issue - as the firmware has been updated.

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Old 07-22-2012, 09:12 AM
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Disappointing to hear, thinking about getting one. My 2003, DMC xclef 500 80gb just wore out the hd in jan after around 45,000 hrs of use.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:10 AM
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That's definitely a failed/failing drive. The warranty on the X7 lasts 15 months, let's hope you can send it back to Cowon for a repair. Unfortunately all drives eventually fail, there's not a lot Cowon can do about it, let's hope they can fix yours up good as new.
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