I will have a go this weekend when I get back and let you know how I get on.
Hi Rusty and sorry for the delays.
I will be looking at the DVD player tomorrow ( Sunday ) and will get back to you once I've carried out your instructions.
In the meantime I've had a barrage of e-mails asking for a rating but I didn't think I needed to do a rating until the problem was resolved ! So I've given an excellent rating because of your detailed responses so far and hope that the e-mails stop !!
Hi Rusty and thanks for your response again. Sorry for delays but I keep getting sidetracked to what other people regard as "more important" jobs !
I have opened up the unit and this is what happens when I power up:
1. Power up - display = please wait
display = HDDERR
Then the disk tray opens automatically.
2. Disk inserted, tray closed to play
I can hear disk unit trying to engage
display = LD FVU just for a second or so
then display = NG DISK alternating with NO FVU
3.After about 5 seconds the disk tray opens automatically again.
All the while this is happening I cannot detect any signs of heat or vibration from the hard drive unit.
4. I have disconnected the power supply to the drive and I get 24v across Red and black to the right of the plug (there are 4 wires, left to right yellow, black ,black, red).
I hope all this makes sense to you and I really appreciate your help
p.s. only just noticed the " EST " time zone !
HDD model No. is WD2500BB - 14RDA0
Hi Rusty and thanks once again.
Just one last thing.
If I understand you correctly, I can change the PCB and then the existing hard drive will work ok ? Including all its' data ?
I'm afraid I'm an ageing technophobe but I'm up for changing the PCB if this is just a case of removing the old one and plugging in the new one !
I really appreciate all your help.
A final big thankyou Rusty