Originally Posted by meh123
After running this test, the HDD Connect Status is not found. I can't open the disassy sketches link, however.
Not sure what "disassembly links" you're referring to... I tested all the links in or around SKIP 079 Step 1 and all worked for me.
Anyway, your machine has somehow lost "contact" with the HDD. Not sure if the "full HDD" then trying another recording has anything to do with that or not.
I'm not even sure if you could do Step 2 of that procedure and Format the HDD if the machine thinks there's no HDD, however if you installed a new HDD it also wouldn't show a HDD until you made a short recording to it.
In your case, I think you might be down to 2 choices now:
1. Open the case/top and see if the ribbon cable on the HDD or PCB came loose (quite possible). Take note of the precautions
around the Notes and Pics for removing the case top and testing ribbon cable connections (push straight in, don't rock side-to-side, etc.).
2. Try Step 2 of SKIP 079 and Format the HDD, which will lose all setings, channels and recorded titles.
Maybe someone else will come up with some other "less-disruptive" options?