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Hard Drive Problem

Last night I tried to dub a disc. I thought it was done dubbing and got this message for the hard drive: "This disc is not formatted properly. Please format the disc in DISC SETTING to record." Is the hard disc fried? Every thing seems to work fine except accessing the hard drive. The unit still shows the proper amount of space available on the hard drive. Thanks for any help.

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  • av8mojo Feb 01, 2009

    I have the same problem. My HDD seems to be stuck -- can't erase, edit or record scheduled programs.



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This has happened to me once. I unplugged it overnight and plugged is back in and everything (Except for the for the DVD that was being written when it malfunctioned) Worked fine. I suspect that a Capacitor is going bad but it’s still working (for 4 months) and I will put off any real trouble shooting until it fails hard.

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