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Maxtor Upgrade Problem with Amstrad Sky +

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by ched, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. ched

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    I have upgraded my Amstrad Sky+ box about 3 days ago and all went well. I used a Maxtor 6Y160P0 160Gb hard drive. It all seemed to work fine. Today I started to get a green screen with a couple of white vertical bars that moved from side to side. Then the box went into standby. I have tried powering down and restarting but it wont come out of standby. I have put the original hard drive in and the SKY+ works fine. I havent access to a desktop computer for a couple of weeks so I cant check if its a hard drive failure or something else.
    Does anyone have any ideas on a fix as I would like the extra hrs or recording time over Christmas??????????

    If its just a simple low level format I could probably borrow a desktop computer for a few hrs.

    Please, can anyone provide any clues to the problem??? :lease: :lease:
     
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    If the original drive works fine, then it must be the new drive.

    Either faulty, or, have you set the jumper to CSEL?
     
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    Sounds like a faulty drive to me.
     

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