Loved to have found this thread a couple of years ago or more. Zen Xtra 30gb serious problem!! My NOMAD froze at EAX for some time, I would just wait it out to listen to tunes. But the audio socket was loose anyway, and thinking stall was the HDD, I gave up. But have decided it is time to Resurrection it! First query: Bought a new HDD for it has a stock MHT2040AT which is 4,200 rpm Power requirements 5V ± 5% Power Consumption Read/Write*1 Read 2.0W typical / Write 2.1W typical Idle 0.65W typical Standby 0.25W typical Sleep 0.10W typical HDD I bought is a MHT2060AS 4,400 rpm, only other difference is dbells and uses .85w idle. But it does mention spin up to be 1.amp. Should I be worried about this? My second query: I have bought a charger off e-bay for 3.90$, is is 1.5A.and hopefully fits. Both batteries are dead, I think I did charge them when I left it in store. But still I'm sure they are fine. But when I get it running, after reading that thread, I will try and solve the EAX stall. With the current HDD in. It seems the solution is to put updated firmware, I have rolled back wmp11 to 10. And am on Xp-sp3 though. But really my query is, does anyone have the original firmware file. I don't want AUDIBLE and nor does Play For Sure sound very appealing. Any help would be appreciated. Is there a way in recovery mode or a function to run a repair or an on-board reload, I mean is there a built in firmware solution. Oh! and I also took it apart and had the audio socket re-soldered, it wasn't the internal pins that were loose after all but the whole socket! Well I hope so ;-; Also I read in the thread someone's idea about a solar panel, and this sounds great. Hope that person may find this an let us know how it went!