Originally Posted by jimthekid
I have a panasonic dmr-eh65 and i want to change my HDD because is dead (clicking). I have already removed the hard drive from panasonic and connected it to my pc. The HDD is clicking and is inaccessible. I placed a new HHD to my recorder with no luck because the panasonic code was missing from my new HDD. A member of this forum (im2020) posted a code for model dmr-ex75. Is there a code or firmware for eh65? Is there anybody who owns the same model and make me an image from his Hdd?
A clicking hard drive is a dead hard drive. Sorry, but any content you had there is gone. You will not be able to get it off the drive using your PC.
For North American Panasonic HDD DVD recorders, the usual approach to replacing a HDD is to simply put in a new one. The machine tells you the HDD is formatted improperly, and will ask you if it's okay to format the hard disk. You say yes, and the machine is good to go. the only two reasons why this would not work are 1) if you put in a drive that is too small. The EH65 had a 250Gb hard drive, and you need to replace it with one at least that size or greater. A smaller one will not work. 2) If you used a hard disk that is "too slow" to do the necessary functions.
The EH65 is NOT
a North American model, so if there is some functional code that must be on the drive that is necessary for the recorder to work, I am not aware of it. I have heard that some European models had the operating instructions on the hard drive rather then in eprom. If this is the case with the EH65, you either have to find someone else with the EXACT same model who is willing to let you clone their HDD, or contact Panasonic to get a replacement drive.