Question about Philips WACS700 Shelf System
This problem can be caused by 2 things:
1 - Failed or corrupt hard drive
Display shows "Booting" and the hard disk can be heard spinning up.
A faulty hard drive usually makes a regular clicking or clanging noise. In this case a replacement will be the only option.
A corrupt hard drive will spin up as normal. In this case it be recovered by copying from another hard drive, using proprietry hard drive copying software on a PC.
2 - Blown inductor on the hard drive power connection.
This is indicated by "Booting" on the display, and no hard disk noise or activity from the unit.
This is caused by one of the small black surface mount components failing on the hard drive power plug.
These can be removed and replaced by a single strand of wire (eg from mains flex) taking care not to touch the wire anywhere else on the board.
The inductors can be tested by a meter. Normally they should show continuity or zero resistance.
www.cheapestelectrical.co.uk have a small number of spare parts for the WACS700, however they are not listed on the site.
Contact them via the website with any queries.
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
When the unit remains at the booting menu it is normally a sign that your Hard drive has failed. The hard drive in the wacs700 seems to run extremely hot, probably due to it's encaged location and poor airflow. It is possible to replace the drive yourself but it is fiddly.
You could send the unit back under warranty or get it repaired.
I charge £50 + cost of the HDD + postage to repair the fault.
No fix = no fee but you will need to pay for return postage. I only replace faulty Hard Drives and don't carry out other fault finding repairs. HDD Choices up to 300GB.
Posted on Aug 28, 2008
Is hard drive problem, loads of articles on web, philips should change foc
Posted on Dec 31, 2007
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