It is also in breach of eBay policy. Your item description stated, "The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended." A responsible seller should offer a fair resolution.
Acceptable solutions would be:
- Locate the missing remote and send it to me.
- Refund the cost, including taxes and shipping, of the correct SE-RO199 remote replacement, which I've located for you here:
I've already ordered the one I had found and linked to above, for two reasons. One, the seller responded with the message below, and I decided to take him at his word. I'll be shipping his remote back to him tomorrow. I'll be out the cost of shipping both ways -- for his I have to send back, and for the $10 or so to ship the one I ordered -- but since he did respond to my appeal to his decency, I can show some goodwill on my end. Second, when I looked, there were only two left in stock, so I didn't want to take any chances.
The only way I will refund the amount of the remote you demand is if send back the SE-R0161
at your expense. It did cost me about 8 to 9 dollars extra to get the unit to Canada.
Once the SE-R0161 is in Dallas Tx. I will be happily refund the amount
of $40 for the SE-R0199.
In the meantime, go ahead and order your SE-R0199.
This WILL be the only way this happens or the deal stands as is.
There's nothing relevant there. The HDD it won't authenticate is the one it came with. I can put that HDD in another recorder and it works fine, I can take a HDD from a working recorder and put it in the bad one and it still gives the "can't authenticate HDD" error. Resets don't make any difference either.
I'd like a copy of that manual if possible please. I still have one of the XS-54s that won't authenticate the HDD.
I imagine burnerbum has already helped you via PM, but for anyone else who needs the XS-54 service manual immediately it can be downloaded from this link. Wait a moment for the sample front page to appear, then scroll beneath it to the underlined link "Get Manual" to download the PDF.
I'd also be glad to share my copy, if the above helpful link ever goes dead.
Edit: Just wondering, would it be against some sort of site policy simply just to share it in a post rather than only by PM? It's only 1.48MB. No copyright restrictions are indicated anywhere on the document so it seems it would be intended to be freely distributed. If it's a problem, though, a moderator can go ahead and take it down.
The reason I'm sharing it is that I notice it differs from the version linked to in CitiBear's post. That one seems to have all the detailed electronic schematics, but mine has step-by-step instructions for changing out parts, including the HDD. Hope this helps.