Old 05-14-2012, 03:57 PM
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Default Hard Drive Upgrade, Please Help!

Well I finally got around to fixing that broken X7 that I disassembled, but I have a new hard drive in it and I can't get it to start up. I originally backed up the files off of the original drive but my hard drive crashed and I lost everything.

So, can anyone upload a copy of their X7's hard drive files minus the music? hulkshare, mediafire or sendspace?

because right now I can't get it to boot past the first screen, unless anyone knows of a recovery mode I can boot into. Thanks for the help!

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Old 05-14-2012, 04:53 PM
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zip or rar file should be fine, I'm so close to getting this working again
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:35 PM
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Please be patient. There's not a lot of X7 owners I see posting here so it may take a while before anyone sees this that is able to help. I see you've posted the same appeal on iAudiophile. After that I can't think of much else you can do besides wait. Give it 24 hours and try bumping this thread if you haven't gotten a response in that time.

Good luck, hope someone is able to help with this soon.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:41 PM
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The visible files on a Cowon player's memory should be automatically recreated, even after a format - they aren't really 'vital'. Maybe you should try updating/re-applying the firmware instead.

Or maybe the new hard disk you put in it is formatted to NTFS - the player expects a FAT32 disk.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:04 PM
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sorry skip, just spend all day soldering and repairing this thing, just a little flustered. Sadly the X7 won't boot at all, it just cycles the start up screen and doesn't connect to the computer at all. I have an external zif drive case, that's how I'm going to upload the files to the drive.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:17 PM
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Well, when I disconnect the hard drive now I can see the Flash Drive and it connects to USB, sorry everybody, I'll get this figured out
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:35 PM
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sorry to talk take it somewhere ese but you assembled it already?
is it possible to take a picture of the hard drive and its connectors? im soon to try to fit a 1.8 ssd into that and it would be great help.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:51 AM
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Hi Oakfan

I'm in the process of fixing my hard drive.

It had gotten stuck on "updating database"

I've had it over a friend of mine who is experienced with electronics. He formatted the HDD. The player now turns on, but now when I turn it on only the Flash Drive is shown. Also when I connect it to my PC only the Flash drive is shown.

Can you advise me as to what the problem is. I was thinking that maybe it was formatted in NTFSC as opposed to ExFat32. Would reformatting in that format resolve the issues? I don't want to trouble my friend until as such time as I have a clear idea as to the steps to fix it.

Do I need to search for the HDD root files as well?

Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated.


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