Question about Sony RDR-HX727 160Gb DVD Recorder / HDD Recorder
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Solution 5 worked for me except that after going to the System Menu I pressed ~ Setup~Options and changed the Command Mode back to Mode 3. This locked the remote from exiting, but turning off the power and restarting restored the ability to show the System Menu. I then used the System Menu to Restore factory settings and all functions returned to normal in Command Mode 3.
Posted on Mar 22, 2008
SOURCE: hdd error
try replacing the red sata cable which runs from the HDD under the DVD drive to the main board on the right-hand side. these are a common problem on these models, there cheap and unreliable. you can purchase a better quality cable from a computer store for little money. HDD ERROR is'nt necessery an HDD fault as i found out with my rdr-hx525. if however the HDD is faulty and you buy a replacement, once installed you will need to pair the new HDD with the unit by entering the service mode by unplugging the AC then while holding down open/close and play together then re-insert the AC lead while still holding open/close and play and wait until you see an "S" in the display then let go and the service mode will appear on the tv screen. go to no.9 HDD mode, press enter then go to no.3 Write ID then it will say "execute write ID?" yes and press enter and then it will say "writing HDD serial ID.... OK" once this is done, exit the service mode by keeping your finger on the power button for approx 10secs. your DVD recorder should now recognise the new HDD. if you don't follow this process, you will still have an HDD error message as your DVD recorder will have your old HDD installed and won't recognise your new one. given the amount of time since you posted this fault, you may still have the unit in question in which case i hope this solution is helpful, or for anyone else with the same problem.
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
I've had the same problem. I've actually unplugged the unit and it's been unplugged for probably about two weeks. When I reconnected the power this morning the problem persisted where the DVD Recorder was stuck on the Welcome Screen. As a last ditch effort I pressed and held the power button for 10 to 15 seconds until the word "Welcome" dissapeard of the screen and back on. This seems to have reset the unit. I know I should have tried this a long time ago. So much for reading the instruction manual! I'm just glad it's working again!
Posted on Nov 28, 2009
Hi, mine has exactly the same problem, it only started to do it after the recent upgrade, coincidence ?? I was just wondering if you had been able to come up with any solutions. Many thanks
Posted on Mar 19, 2010
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