I love the feeling of old things still working.
I've found this fella in a drawer some time ago. It wasn't working - the hard drive inside didn't survive when it was dropped on the floor some time ago. Turns out it's possible to (carefully) disassemble it and replace with a Compact Flash card, as it uses a standard PATA interface. Add to that a new battery from AliExpress and... somehow I wasn't able to flash it with a new firmware. (1/2)
1. The only way to actually put music on it is to use `gnomad2`, which is dated (for example Fedora doesn't package it anymore) and any uploads are quite slow.
2. There's an option to use it as a USB memory device. Player simply creates a small separate partition on its disk and it's completely separate from the actual media player functionality (no .mp3 uploads this way!)
3. You need a corded heaphones *without* a microphone. A minijack with more than 3 pins just doesn't seem to work correctly.
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