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Reading HDD recorded content

mustangwally

Standard Member
I've had a couple pf Digihome PVR80s for several years and they've been really great. Unfortunately sometime today one of them went t*ts up. Not even a 'Power-on' light on the front. I'm pretty sure that it's probably the power supply but as it's a switching supply, without a schematic diagram I'm done for. Unfortunately it's the one I use for my language lessons and some of the films are going to be very hard to replace. My query is, could I plug the hard drive into my computer and somehow use the computer to view the programs? Probably a futile question, but hey, I can only ask.:facepalm:
 

mustangwally

Standard Member
Yep, that had occurred to me too, I could just swap the HDD from mine into the one in the lounge, one horrendous obstacle is my wife's Dancing on Ice Final and a few other trashy programs she has recorded (and treasures). I've managed to find a power-supply schematic very like the Digihome power unit, (it looks like a Hitachi clone). Looking closely, the transformer driver shows signs of overheating so now I'm trying to find a supplier of TOP233Y drivers who doesn't want to sell me 100 units at $3.99 each. Mabye I'll try to buy a second hand box off Ebay, could be the easiest and cheapest route. Thanks again for the reply.
 

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