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Foxsat-HDR will not delete files.

Discussion in 'FOXSAT-HDR Freesat Recorder' started by Olly2, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Olly2

    Olly2 New Member

    18 months or so ago my Foxsat-HDR refused to delete one or two files. I reformatted the disc then did factory reset. All was well until last week, same problem, certain files would not delete. Again I have reformatted the disc and then factory reset. Now it will not delete any files, takes ages to boot up and refuses to record some items but not others. I have tried a second reformat and reset but problem not solved. Sound like a hardware problem??
     
  2. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    Will the box boot without the hdd connected ? If so the hdd is most likely shot, very easy to slot in a new one.
     
  3. Olly2

    Olly2 New Member

    To be honest Graham I don't know, I have never taken the lid off. Are new hdds easily obtained (from Humax I presume) should I need one? I will certainly try disconnecting the hdd and see what happens!
    Olly2
     
  4. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

  5. Olly2

    Olly2 New Member

    Graham thanks for the info and I have looked at the link. I have to be honest and say you are communicating with a very long retired Mac artworker who never had to take lids off anything except a can of beans, just push the buttons, so telling me the new drives need a jumper on pins 5 and 6 means very little. Can you explain in idiot terms please and although I am not really an idiot, is it something I can easily tackle?
     
  6. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    It's just a series of pins on the drive that you push a small connector on, in this case to connect pins 5 & 6. Use a pair of tweezers.


    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=d...wX9j4HoAg&sqi=2&ved=0CD0QsAQ&biw=1536&bih=717
     
  7. Olly2

    Olly2 New Member

    Got it, I will get me a new HDD! Just as an aside, on another forum, Hummy, I asked the same question and was advised to instal custom firmware V4.0.9 and try the diskfix utility.I have downloaded the upgrade to the Foxsat successfully but now it will not reboot past the point where it tells me I am running the new version. I think a new hard drive!
     
  8. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    Yep read your post on My Humax and Repassacs suggestion to install the CF. If the box won't boot then you are kind of stuffed. Will the box boot without the HDD connected ?
     
  9. gomezz

    gomezz Well-Known Member

    Replacing a hard drive in a computer is little more trouble than changing the fuse in a power plug.
     
  10. Olly2

    Olly2 New Member

    Yes Graham, it will boot up without the HD connected - off to Comets get new drive!! Thanks for your help
    Gomezz when you get to my age you forget their is a fuse in the plug!
     
  11. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    You will have to order a drive off the internet, local suppliers aren't likely to stock Audio Video (AV) specced drives. A drive for a PC will probably work but long term reliability may well be an issue. It might be possible to recover your recordings from your old HDD using a PC.
     
  12. Trev

    Trev The Dumb One

    Not only that, but you might just have a problem getting any sort of drive, or anything, from Comet these days.
     
  13. excollier

    excollier New Member

    Go to Amazon get a Western Digital WD10EURX(http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006IMFT32/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00) drive and a jumper from maplin, or better a computer shop, and change the drive, I did it and I'm stupid, so it's very easy. You will then have 1TB of storage, simple.
    Her's a YouTube guide on how to change the drive, it's in several short videos.
    The label on the drive shows you the layout of the jumper pins, good luck.
     
  14. enz01

    enz01 Member

    Dunno about the Foxsat but you can get this problem on the FOX-T2 if you're watching a recording and try to delete it while it is still playing. This stops the playback but (usually) doesn't delete it. Moreover, it then seems to 'lock' the recording so it won't delete. The cure is to start the recording playing and then stop playback, normally. This appears to clear whatever flag has been set and the recording can then be deleted normally. Obviously a file permission problem of some sort and may be worth a quick check on your Foxsat before starting to mess around with fitting a new hard disk.