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Yamaha CDR1300 - Can't format new HDD

Machine had message Drive check. On advice from technician we bought new WD3200AAJB 350GB. Followed HDD Installation manual instructions. No display, niks. Then followed the install procedure in the owners manual, message Format NG. Any suggestions on how to get the HDD formatted? The machine will play back.

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SOURCE: DVD won't play

Is this happens on every disc? The NO PLAY message appears when "The disc that this unit cannot play is loaded (from the user guide)". Maybe it's something to do with the DVD region? If you sure that the system supports the disc's format.. And it won't play other discs... try to clean the CD lens. CD lens cleaning discs: Every CD, stereo equipment, department, discount, store - and even sidewalk venders - carries CD lens cleaning discs. Are they of any value? Can they cause damage? I generally don't consider CD lens cleaning discs to be of much value for preventive maintenance since they may just move the crud around. However, for pure non-greasy dust (no tobacco smoke and no cooking grease), they may not hurt and could even do a good enough job to put off a proper cleaning for a while longer. However, it's also possible they will ruin the lens. Consider that the worst thing to do to a precision optical surface is to wipe it with a dry cloth as this is likely to scratch the surface as it rubs the dust over it. To the lens, a speck of dust is like a boulder. Once the lens is scratched, replacement of the entire optical pickup is the only remedy. And, since there are absolutely no sorts of standards for these things, it is possible for a really poorly designed cleaning disc to damage the lens even if the dust itself is non-abrasive. In addition, if the cleaning disc doesn't look like a CD to the optical pickup or disc-in sensor, the lens it may not even spin. So, the drawer closes, the drawer opens, and NOTHING has been accomplished! (But at least no damage will be done.) As if this isn't enough, NEVER put one into a high-X CDROM (DVD player or DVDROM drive). The high speed rotation may cause the cleaning disc and/or player/drive to self destruct. And, don't try a cleaning disc on an automotive CD player that sucks in the disk - it will get stuck.

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SOURCE: my Yamaha S1700 DVD player does not play HD dvd's.

I just looked at spec's and they don't mention HD Are you sure it is supposed to play HD DVD's?

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SOURCE: Electric Guitar wont play through Amp

the buzzing is indicative of an open ground connection, check the cord by substitution or with an ohm meter, if the cord is good look at the connections to the jack inside the amp ( im guessing you built the amp from a kit). Is this a solid state amplifier? Tube amps have lethal votages and should not be experimented on without knowledge of electronic safety. Also if there is more than one input to the amp try plugging the guitar into another one and see if its still the same.

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SOURCE: I have PSR-i425 Keyboard from Yamaha. I stored the

The BUP is an archiving format proprietary to the Yamaha apparently containg styles as well as note data and conversion is really not easy.

If you can get the instrument itself to spill out MIDI and use a MIDI interface and software to capture it on the PC is the best plan.

Once it is in SMF format you can play it on the PC.

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SOURCE: We own a yamaha receiver

I appreciate your following the manual first and thorough elimination of all the obvious stuff.

Your speaker settings should be set according to whether they can handle real bass or not; and impedance settings should be set to agree with the load you're presenting to the amps.

Just curious, what speakers are we using and are they comfortably high in impedance (no 4-ohm ones)? Be specific.

But you say it gives no warnings so it's not likely to be speakers.

Just the same, if you can count on it to fail in a reasonable time try this: disconnect all the speakers and turn it on. Go away for awhile and when you come back see if it has failed. If it HAS failed the speakers are a non-issue and something else is afoot.

Try this: turn it off with the remote. Does it act exactly like when it fails? Perhaps there is another
Infrared Remote, garage door opener, security system or other source nearby and the RX-V665 is reacting to it. Cover the I/R sensor on the front panel with something opaque and run that way for awhile. (see page 9)

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