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I try to change the HDD. The old one is out of order, and ...lost by the last owner. I'd like to replace the H.D.Disk by a new one, put on it the right firmware, and hope it'll work :D ! So, 1/ Where could I find the Firmware ? 2/ How to replace it? Some Tips?!?? Oopps... My JVC product is : JVC DR MH20 SL DVD Recorder (December 2004) Thanks aLL 4 ur answers... c3d.

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Go to a computer shop and buy a kingston solid state hard drive-250 gig for around $65.00 aud
next obtain a copy of win 7 with a registrable licence code and insert it in a cd drive
turn the computer on and hold down the delete key until the bios screen appears
move to boot tab
select cd as first boot device , yes and hit the esc key
turn off the computer then restart it
the bios direct will activate the cd and load the program into the hard drive and you are up and running
when finished , go back to switch off and do the bios start again and this time set the first boot back to hard drive
A 250 gig sshd is equal to 500 gig disc type and will not fail as there are no moving parts

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SOURCE: "loading" at startup

First, let's see if the player tries to read the disc. Load a disc and listen. Does the player make squealing noises or is it totally quiet? Squealing noises may indicate that the player is trying to synchronize with the disc but can't due to an obstruction on the lens or in the laser path inside the pickup or a defect in the pickup. This can also be caused by an intermittent signal problem due to a faulty ribbon cable. Totally silent means that the photo sensor is not getting any usable input from the laser at all, meaning that the pickup is "blind" for lack of a better word. This can be caused by an obstruction of the beam by foreign matter on the lens or inside the pickup all the way to a marginal or failed laser diode and/or photosensor array. This can also be caused by a bad ribbon cable with one or more severed traces. You could try to clean the optics. This is the most common malfunction as far as i know in all disc players. It would involve taking the cover off and finding a way to expose the lense, and then cleaning it with a very gentle brush. some players have a cover for the lense that swings to the side during playing, this greatly reduces the chance of dust accumulating, but its still worth the try. If you actually see dust on the lense, then its just that simple. clean, close, play. Good luck

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SOURCE: loading is flashing and can not do anything

my machine just has loading displaying in a flashing mode

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SOURCE: cd recording on jvc dr-mh20

You can record sound on DVDs (up to 8x -R), CD data discs cannot be recorded on your machine.

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HP has no issues with it, its near obsolete. 10 years old.
HP drops support after 10years
no OS stated, is this the virus magnet XP or now dead VISTA
that matters big time, the OS, state that first.
all hardware can be fixed. all can,! deep pockets and lots of spare time. sure.
all old PCs freeze!, for many reasons.
top causes (my worthless guess only fate wins is true )
1: virus infected , x
2: the main battery is shorted, take it out run on AC all day.
3: coin cells fail, all do , not one lasts 10 years (2-5 is spec from top maker ('copper top")
4: spilled drinks into IT.
5: HDD bad. dead or failing and freezing, sure. vast PCs are put in the land fill for this alone when you see price of the fix.
(new HDD + new cost of new OS + labor) ouch

now the HP point finger thing, sure there are limons.
many (vast) 2008 laptops had the GPU Nvidia solderballs from H3LL failure, HP and you victim.

if the screens does not do crazy things, its not Solderballs.
your PC came with VISTA new. is it still vista after 10 long years?
VISTA support ended at MS this spring
this makes getting vista drivers from MS real hard if not inpossible.
that leaves only HP page for driver, lucky you not deleted yet
see that word yet, hint hint get em which you still can now.

the RTC battery coin cell is beach to change, page 62 and must be.

the software for vista is here, (official) not fake or infected
as others post here (spam bs)

so if you put in any linux disk CD and boot if the Linux runs ok
then you lean in 5min that the OS on the HDD is bad or the HDD is bad.
things to check
fan blows? no packed in lint or overheating all vents clear.
COIN cell new? 2.9v to 3.3v good below that not good at all.
run a HDD test yet, that be next. in order here.
the BIOS can have a HDD test if lucky most do 2006 up. years.
The linux disk has nice smart test, for DISK
shown here.
see smart and full disk test using a boot LIVE LINUX
also ubuntu 17 disk, (boot stick) question one is LIVE
pick live and then pick search , try disk , pick disk
see here how. this is how I test all HDD,

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