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HELP: HD5 Frozen!

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by mickymellon, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. mickymellon

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    hi guys,

    this morning my HD5 froze, it shows its playing but isnt and touching the buttons doesnt work, sonic stage doesnt pick it up

    "the lights are on but no one's home"

    how can I power it off (is the battery on the side?)

    anyone else have this?

    :lease:
     
  2. Sasso

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    Read the instruction manual if you dont know how to remove the battery. Its easy, stick a pointy thing in the little hole and slide it down (use a pen or similar). THen get hold of the little flap and pull it, or just shake the HD5 sideways and catch it from falling out.

    that should fix it, also make sure you have the latest firmware version 1.2
     
  3. mickymellon

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    cheers, is it worth doing a disk defrag on the thing or will it ruin the heads?
     
  4. shadowritten

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    I've defragged many times. Works a treat (don't know if it'll solve your problem, though).
     
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    i just let the battery run out and then re-charged it
     
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    Silly question, but how do you defrag the HD5 hard disk? It's not the same as initialisation is it - that would wipe all the data off, if I'm not mistaken..?
     
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    Yes, initialising it will format it, dont do it unless you want to lose the data on it.

    Defrag can be done in windows. Plug in the HD5 and it will come up as a removable storage device, open my computer right click on it press properties, then goto i think tools tab, and press defragment, then its the same as defraging your computers hard drive. It will take a while depending on how fragmented it is, but it wont take too long, i dont think USB1.1 makes it much slower. It does get warm but didnt seem to affect mine in any way.
    It should supposedly make the battery last longer, fragmented drive is like running shuffle when just playing normally, it will use more power searching back and forth. And its also a mental thing, a nice clean organised defraged drive feels good to have.
     
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    Thanks Sasso, I'll give it a go... ;)
     
  9. vtah236

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    This thread has really raised my curiosity. Defragging an HD5? Bearing in mind the limited functions of this machine, compared to a PC, I can't help wondering how on earth it would suffer from fragmentation in the first place? Constant deleting and adding new tracks maybe?
     
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    Yes, same as any HD.

    If you say delete a file which was 5mb then add another which is 6mb then it could well split itself into 2 sections to fill the vacant 5mb and another secment of 1mb.

    A gross simplification of course but that is the essence of it.
     
  11. shadowritten

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    HD5 defrags faster and more completely than any DAP I've previously owned. Every time, you're left with a perfect block of blue contiguous data.
     

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