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Check H/W? My Tascam 2488 says "CANNOT BOOT!! Not detect HDD correctly. Please power off and check H/W" when I turn it on. What do i do?

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  • nothandsome Apr 10, 2008

    cannot boot not detcet HDD power off check H W

  • xumbrega Jul 08, 2008

    Cannot boot - same as above.
    I have tried 2 different original T2488 drives (which I know ARE good).
    Checked and changed cables (which ARE good).
    Tested power (which is good too).

    SOS


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All I get is a blank green screen. I changed the hard drive and the same problem. Unhooked the connections to the mother board and the cd will open.

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I had the same problems....I tried the hardrive...It's not the problem...My problem was the Cd- burner..Guess i used it so much, it just went out,,lol..Try that, cd\burners are cheap..Everything must be all linked in to work..Can't by pass hard drive wothout hooking up Cd-burner,,I tried...Carl -in- louisiana

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Sounds like a problem with the internal disk drive, could be damaged and may need replacing... if its still within the warranty return it for repair or replacement.

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