My TASCAM 2488 cannot boot up. When I start it, it says," cannot boot. not detecting HDD correctly. Check H-W. Earlier, the power was disconnected in the middle of recording. What does this mean? What should I do? HELP!
When I had that same problem, tried changing hard drive..Not it!!I changed cd-burner on a whim,,BOOTED RIGHT UP>>>Could be the same..Maybe when the power went off, it may have surged to much power to your unit...
Reseat the HDD cables, just unplug them and blow on them to remove any dust or anything on the cables and the connectors and plug them back in, but first make sure it is unplugged from the socket and once it is press the power button to let all the power out of it so you don't shock yourself , i hope I was helpful and it solves your issue
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This is often due to the HD not getting enough power to spin up to proper speed when booting. Usual suspect is the power adapter. You might try picking up an after market one that matches the specs before going through the expense and trouble of shipping the unit back.
Turning the power off with out going through the shut-down process will sometimes trash the hard drive making it un readable. To force format of hard drive hold down the shut down, send, shift and quick routing keys at the same time then turn power on. This will format the HD. When finished the display will show "Factory initalize complete" "please power off" NOTE you will lose every thing on the HD including the demo song.
Repartition and format the hard drive. There are specific instructions elsewhere on the Internet. I did this about six months ago. I believe my problem came about after I stored my 2488 on top of my monitors - I believe the exposure to the magnetic fields corrupted the boot partition on the drive.