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Faulty hard drive

My hard drive has erased all pre-recorded programmes Now when i try to record it shows HDDERR or hard disc info is incorrect use disc setup menu to reinitialize (tried this but it didnt work

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Re: Faulty hard drive

Your hard drive needs to be replaced. They don't tell you in the operators manual, but these drives are extremely vulnerable to shock (even a 1/4" drop can kill them) and temperature change.

These machines are not sophisticated enough to mark bad sectors and work around them. Without a new hard rive, your machine will not work.

It is very unlikely, but there is a tiny chance you could reset the hard drive with a service remote. But considering how expensive and difficult it is to get a service remote, it is not worth the effort. You would also need a service manual, whic BTW is not particularly good, so you would need a lot of time and the chances of success are very small.

Considering repair costs, you may be better off financially to get a new DVR.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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