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DMR E80H hard drive

I have a bad hard drive on my Panasonic DMR E80H. It keeps freezing when I try to use the hard drive. The DVD drive works fine. I puchased a new Maxtor hard drive, but keeps coming up with an error message, and will not format. I don't know what I,m doing wrong, any help would be much appreciated.

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Re: DMR E80H hard drive

DMR-E80H Hard drive problem seems to pretty common. My drive started making the famaous kerchunk noise tonight. After disassembly I see the drive is a ATA133 Maxtor drive....are you sure that you replaced it with the correct drive? I may contact Maxtor and try to get an RMA since the drive is only 3yrs old. Good Luck

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