Question about Panasonic DMR-E80H DVD Recorder
I am almost assured that the hard drive has 'kerplunked' by the sound it is making and also it does not repsond to functions. i.e. direct navigatior, functions, etc. I have found a place to buy another hard drive (exact one) but my question is if it is a simple swap out or if Panasonic pre-installed software on the original hard drive. Thanks
Replacing the hard drive is relatively easy. If you have replaced a computer hard drive, you certainly can do it. My DRR-E80H hard drive failed and I was looking for the exact same brand and model to replace it. After seeing how much people were asking for them, I consulted with a tech friend and decided that I could use a different type of hard drive. The original is 80GB 5400rpm I believe, but I used a 60GB 7200rpm that I had sitting around. Booted up and it formatted and has been working for almost 2 years. Just remove 4 or 5 case screws, with power cord off and removed of course, and you will see the hard drive. Easy to get at. Now, as for my dead DVD drive.....
Posted on Sep 06, 2008
Considering the comment from pannydvr, it sounds like the machine does not like brand new drive because it has no base partition and the machine does not know what to do. You should connect the new drive to a computer and use (I believe) the Format utility (or a similar utility supplied with the new drive) to partition/format the drive. You probably only need the base partition since the panasonic wants to format any foreign drive anyway.
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
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