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    suitable hard drives

    This is a discussion on suitable hard drives within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; hi iam sure this will have been covered already but here goes my thomson 80g hard drive has gone belly ...

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      suitable hard drives

      hi
      iam sure this will have been covered already but here goes
      my thomson 80g hard drive has gone belly up.
      can anyone tell me a suitable hard i can use.(prefer to use ccl store as only round the corner from me)
      and will the box auto load the new hard drive.
      i know that recording etc are lost i just want to get the box working again.
      ps i have tried an old hdd the box tries to record to it but i don't think it is suitable as it jumps and skips all over.
      many thanks


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      Re: suitable hard drives

      It is possible that the PSU is failing in your Thomson STB?

      If this is the case, then I wouldn't recommend any drive, only a replacement box.

      Search this forum using the keywords 'thomson psu' if you do not know what I mean.

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      Re: suitable hard drives

      IIRC, any old Windows-based HDD has to have partitions removed first in Windows Disk Management before hooking up to a Sky box. A Full System Reset in the Installer Setup is then required to get it working.
      Panasonic TX-P50G10B, Onkyo HTS 3305, Sky+HD Thomson 4E3007 (with upgraded PSU & WD5000AVDS HDD),

     

     

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