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No hdd found...

I have recently purchased a 3.5" dvr digital videoplayer/recorder. Once I received it, I found it had no HDD at all. After re-checking the fine print, I discovered it was never meant to come with and that I was to supply my own. I contacted the company and I asked if any 3.5" IDE HDD would do; they said yes. So I purchased a Western Digital WD400JB 40GB IDE HDD, which I received today. I followed the manual and installed the HDD into the case as directed. When I connected it to my laptop via the USB cord provided it found the new hardware but within seconds had disconnected it and stating there was a problem with installation. I then connected it to my tv via the av cords provided. It brought up the display then began loading but again it brought up a message stating no hdd found. Can anyone help???

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Hi.

Most new hard drives are not partitioned nor formatted and therefore are not ready for use when first bought. They have to be initialized/prepared for whatever device they will be attached to. Formatting may be FAT, FAT32, NTFS and others.

This could be done using a PC where the hard drive (HD) could be initially/temporarily installed as a secondary master/slave and use the Operating System to partition and format making it ready for use. Alternately, an external casing with USB interface may be used.

For your purpose, you need to determine in what format will your digital video player/recorder accept the new HD. This may be found in the manual. Alternately, some digital video player/recorder has this feature/option that will allow you to format newly attached to HDs.

Should the above be not sufficient, please post back with the brand and model of your digital video player/recorder.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back as requested, how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Try another HDD

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