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Duff HDD

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Nigel Goodwin

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Thought you might be interested?, I just replaced a duff Seagate HDD in a Sony Hdd/DVD recorder - when I looked at the old drive:

BTW, just placed the drive on my scanner for this image.
 

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Papabravo

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Ooooooh....something let the magic smoke out. My condolences on your loss and may it RIP.
 

mvs sarma

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Really such exposures help learning . How this could have happened, any logical thought possible?
I feel, Vibrations causing a dry connection in the power feed path to the chip like the 1R00 resistor, and lack of cooling or even air circulation to the closed section where the HDD is located.
We used to service such cases, in customer premises equipment of ISDN connections.
 
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Chippie

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Nigel,

Which Sony machine was it? out of interest...
 
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Pommie

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Nigel,

I have a SD HDD/DVD recorder that has an 80G HD. If I open it up, am I likely to be able to swap in a 250G HD I have lying around. Is it likely to be SATA? It's an LG - about 2 years old.

Mike.
 

mvs sarma

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Nigel,

I have a SD HDD/DVD recorder that has an 80G HD. If I open it up, am I likely to be able to swap in a 250G HD I have lying around. Is it likely to be SATA? It's an LG - about 2 years old.

Mike.
perhaps you can have a SATA to IDE converter if needed. Whether the capacity pre-defined somewhere in OS ?
 
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Nigel Goodwin

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Nigel,

Which Sony machine was it? out of interest...

An RDRHX725 - but the 160Gb drive size seems to be written in the firmware, and it's only showing 160Gb even with the new 320Gb drive in :(

However, it's still over £40 cheaper than getting the correct replacement drive from Sony.
 

Nigel Goodwin

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Nigel,

I have a SD HDD/DVD recorder that has an 80G HD. If I open it up, am I likely to be able to swap in a 250G HD I have lying around. Is it likely to be SATA? It's an LG - about 2 years old.

The Sony one was three years old, but from around that time it could be either - only thing to do is look inside and see. As already suggested, it's unknown if the recorder will use the extra space or not - and you probably need to access the service menu to even use it at all..
 
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