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Re: stuck in standby mode
Unplug the cord from the power supply open the case and disconnect the cord from the power supply to the motherboard then press the power on button this will release the leftover electricity from the motherboard than after 30 seconds plug the cable back into the motherboard and plug in the cord to the power supply and try to restart the computer ok please let me know how this goes goood luck
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"If your recorder is stuck with UPDATE in the display you will need to hold the Power button for more than five seconds to perform a "soft" reset. It will switch off for a few seconds, then quickly and before it powers itself back on again , TAP THE POWER BUTTON 2 OR 3 TIMES , and it should say WELCOME and will then go to a black screen with no freeview channels
if you use easy setup and select location FRANCE or BELGIUM it wont lock up on epg update and will allow you to operate the machine
but epg wont work
this is a temporary fix until Sony provides a fix for epg problem.
check all leads from motherboard to hard drive including electrical and all of your cd/dvd drives make sure the connections are good and not faulty and there is no dust built up on them make sure your computers ram modules are securely seated with no dust in the sockets also the Cmos battery has charge and seated with no dust in the sockets this might be soldered in? could be a memory dump you might be running to many programs at the one time placing to much strain on the CPU you might not have enough RAM random access memory hope this helps you
It sounds like the controller board or the electronics in your WD enclosure have gone bad or gotten fried somehow. The good news is that more than likely all your information is still there. I would try to crack open the outer plastic casing and physically remove the drive. Then purchase an adapter from Amazon (like this one)
you are guessing right... this is caused due to system going in standby suspend mode which powers down the HDD ... and when the system comes back from suspend mode... the win vista thinks no external HDD is attached to the system ... thereby removing it from the devices list.
right click desktop select properties and select screensaver tab and then power options. select turn off the hard disks and select never. this is for winxp .. but it will be similar to this procedure in vista.
I have heard about WD portables doing this ...I believe the problem is that the read head (like a record player stylus) gets "stuck" and doesn't begin scanning the index table at the beginning of the drive, thereby not showing any drive contents.
Nutshell version...if you've tried the same drive on 2 different machines, the drive is dead. Your best bet: contact WD and let them know. They are (in all the years I've dealt with them) VERY good about supporting their products, even sometimes after they've gone out of warranty.
Step one is open the case and disconnect the hard drive...power and data cables. Then try linux again. If that works you probably have your answer....Windows is corrupt which leads you to step 2...with your boot disk (and a copy of scandisk put on it)....run scandisk in dos mode....you may have cross linked files. Then try to start your machine normally again. If it gets into Windows - safe mode or not - you may have to do a restore from a prior restore point...make sure it's before the date of the problem. There are many other possibilities....but this solves the problem most of the time....(and the other solutions take either a lot of research or just biting the bullet and doing the format thing / reloading windows and starting over - back ups?) FYI....I have and can fix almost any Windows corruption problem...BUTT (and it's a big one)...in the final analysis I have found it's actually faster to just reload. XP also has some other options repair versus restore versus reload....check the internet for those.
As a precaution, backup your data to another machine, in case the external drive is developing problems which would get worse and essentially "lose" your data.
Does it do this on other machines other than yours? If so, it is developing problems, which, as said, could be deadly to data. If it doesn't foul up on other machines, then something is afoul with something on your machine.
Various problems are reported with sleep mode wakeup. Could you disable the sleep mode function? You might see if there is an O/S update for your Mac which addresses this problem (waking up the USB ports & connected devices).