After running great for 2 years, the hard drive died. Had a friend replace it and that works good now. Then, about 3 months ago, I could not make it respond to either remote control or pushing buttons on front panel. I power it off by holding power button for 10 seconds. Then when I turn it back on it works fine for a while, but eventually will stop responding to commands again. Anyone ever heard of this issue?
I had the same problem a while back. I was scared that the hard drive was going to die completely so I started burning my shows to disc and clearing the hard drive as I was going along. Once I erased a bunch of stuff my recorder started to work fine again. Go figure.
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It depends on the type of errors you are experiencing. Replacing the hard drive and reloading the operating system may resolve a great deal of software related problems, including issues with the operating system. And it will also resolve any hardware related issues that you had with the original hard drive. But replacing the drive won't help with other hardware related problems such as motherboard, ram, power supply and optical drive issues.
My photobank had died due to lack of use and a friend's solution was to just take it apart and unsnap the hard drive from the USELESS mother board and find a hard drive enclosure with USB outs and boot it onto your desktop. My pictures were there and now I have 40 gigs of storage. The company should have gone out of business for all the grief they are still causing the buyers of this inconvience.
Im wondering if the hard drive is beginning to go bad, that would cause lockups and also cause it to hang on the compaq logo screen.
It could also be the start of the motherboard going bad. Take your hard drive out, put a good known working one in there and with your discs, restore your laptop with the known good working hard drive and then see what happens, if the lockups are still happening then you know the motherboard is going bad.
Hey! I have a 97 Maxima SE and it runs great too! I have been through 4 alternators in 12 years....3 in the first 5 and finally one for the last 7. Make sure you have a new- Nissan part specific alternator. And, make sure your battery is not weak nor small for your car size. Hope this helps!
Likely the drive has failed. First check the cabling, and settings in BIOS. Is the drive being detected by BIOS during bootup? Next see if Samsung has a drive diagnostics program which can be downloaded and run. This will usually tell you what is wrong with the drive, if anything.
You can do the process of elimination- Install a known good drive in your computer, take the suspect drive and install it in a spare or a friend's machine.
If it is bad, replacement is required. Any data on it is probably toast unless you wish to employ the expensive services of a data recovery business.