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Larger Hard Drive in DRC8030N

I opened up my RCA DRC8030N to clean the dvd burner lens because it quit recognizing blank and some commercial dvd's. That fixed that problem for now. I noticed the hard drive is just a standard 80gb IDE hard drive.

Is it possible to put a larger hard drive in the RCA DRC8030N?

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Yes you can replace the hard drive with a larger one. I have a 500 gig hard drive in mine. You can do the same thing with the DVD drive.

Any more problems, contact me at bigsteve1962@excite.com

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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Hey jacquesnoir,,

I can email you a copy of the manual..

bigsteve1962@excite.com

PLEASE put "RCA DRC8030N" in the subject line otherwise I will delete the message and you won't get the manual... I get quite a bit of junk at this address so be patient..

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