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I have a hitachi 325 tv recorder. When I try to go to the library

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I have a hitachi 325 tv recorder. When I try to go to the library I get this message:
Hard drive initialisation failed. Recording and playback functions are disabled
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You must be referring to the HDR325. This Recorder contains a 320GB Hard Drive that has most likely gone bad on you. I see this a lot and it's actually not that hard to fix. I'll be more than happy to guide you through the repair process but we're going to need to purchase a new hard drive. Any local computer or electronics shop will carry one. What you need is a '320GB 3.5" Sata Hard Drive'. If you write this down and bring it in with you, the associate will know exactly what you're looking for. Be sure NOT to purchase anything higher than 320GB!

Once you have the drive, remove the outer cover by taking out a few screws that holds it on. Next, remove the Power and Data Cable from the Hard Drive. There should be 4 Philips Head style screws holding the Hard Drive in place normally on the bottom. Remove them to release the drive. Reverse your steps and turnthe recorder on. It will more than likely tell you to Format the new Hard Drive. Go ahead and do so. You should be back in business after that!

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