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Topic # 14698 16-Jul-2007 18:30
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Hello
I've had to replace my hdd due to malfunction but have no idea what to format it to (windows,linix,mac???) I've also upgraded the HDD from a 250gb to a 320gb is this going to work.


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  Reply # 78381 17-Jul-2007 06:38
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I seem to recall reading an age ago that putting a different drive in does not work. Not sure if it just does not see the extra space or if it meant that you could not see the drive at all.

As for formating it you would need to use the 910 to do so. There is an option under the menu structure to format it.







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  Reply # 78514 17-Jul-2007 17:34
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ohh bugger so ill have to buy another hdd (proper size this time) and hopefully it will work. but still am not sure if the system will automaticly pick it up and format a fresh hdd?

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  Reply # 78519 17-Jul-2007 17:46
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perhaps you should call up a "sony" service center and see if they are able to help you.  I remember going to NEXT years back (like 10 years back) when I needed my Sony DVD player chipped to play all regions.  http://www.nextelectronics.co.nz/

You never know, they may be able to take the unit and your hdd and make them work together.




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Reply # 78540 17-Jul-2007 20:54
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I have sent an e-mail to the sony technical department but havent heard anything back. Ive also e-mailed the sony aurthourised repairers for help but again all they say is bring it into us and we will have a look. I dont want to pay for somthing that I might be able to do myself. I have just brought another hdd off trademe (250gb) and am going to give this a try if all else fails then I will proubly look into taking it to one of the repairs. 

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  Reply # 78552 18-Jul-2007 06:29
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Have you tried putting the first hdd in to see what happens when you turn it on?







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  Reply # 78553 18-Jul-2007 07:27
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yes have been trying it just keeps coming up with HDD ERROR and locks the system completly

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  Reply # 78625 18-Jul-2007 14:18
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Not sure about the Sony models, but I have a Pioneer DVD520. It originally came with a 80GB hard drive that I changed to a 300GB unit. In order to do so, I had to get hold of a Pioneer Service Remote Control and also the Pioneer Service Disk. I was then able to replace the HDD and get it configured.

The Pioneer uses a propreitary disk format (as I suspect the Sony will too). Because you're not putting a HDD in a PC (and it works), the unit has to be configured for that specific hard disk. Hence the need for the service remote and service disk.

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  Reply # 78627 18-Jul-2007 14:22
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photoman: Not sure about the Sony models, but I have a Pioneer DVD520. It originally came with a 80GB hard drive that I changed to a 300GB unit. In order to do so, I had to get hold of a Pioneer Service Remote Control and also the Pioneer Service Disk. I was then able to replace the HDD and get it configured.


How did you go about getting hold of those?

Also, whats the biggest disc it will take, I resent the idea of paying a hell of a lot more for a 160 over an 80, when a 320 gig drive costs less then the price difference between the 2. ;)  




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  Reply # 78659 18-Jul-2007 16:20
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richms - I got these from a company in England, when I lived in the UK. I can't remember how much they cost, but it took me a couple of months to find someone who would actually sell them to a member of the public. They tended to deal only with registered Pioneer service people.

Ironically enough, I still have both lying in a box somewhere, as I had purchased a second DVR520 and 300GB drive to do the same with. This is when I lived in the UK and watched terrestrial TV through an aerial, and had the luxury of watching one programme whilst recording a second. The second recorder was to give me more options. Now that I live in NZ, I'm stuck with Sky (and I'm not paying for mySky), and the DVR520 gets used more for playing DVDs for the kids.

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