Fix HDD for broken MP3 player

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By Steven Sandoval

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Location: Kyle, Texas, 78640

Category: Computer Help

Budget: $25.00

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Complete by: Jun 17, 2015

Posted: Jun 10, 2015

I have a broken (unknown causes) iRiver PMP-120, which is an older mp3/mp4 player. The battery worked fine and would still charge, however, would not power back on. Since then, I have taken it apart only to it's major components. I have the hard-disk in which I would like to have fixed, or if possible, all data transferred to a external storage drive.

I do have an adapter which I ordered online a few years ago, which would have allowed me to connect the mp3 hard drive to a desktop hard drive as a secondary, allowing it to run and transfer data freely. However, I could not get it to work properly. I believe the hard drive is completely dead, but would like an expert to confirm this.
  • Caleb_dubach Jun 20, 2015 2:41pm
    I suggest you contact the manufacturer, either the data is gone, or you aren't getting any data stream to your device
  • bradkculp Jun 17, 2015 8:32am
    Does the HDD make any noise at all when its connected to the adapter or the mp3 player? Can you hear the disk spinning?
    • Steven Sandoval Jun 21, 2015 12:18am
      I can't recall. I no longer have a desktop computer to test this on. So it has been at least >3 years since I've touched it.