Originally Posted by klrowe671
I have a Polaroid DRM-2001G which has recently "died". I am not wanting to get my machine repaired, as I realize that just simply is not cost effective. What I DO want to know is, I have several movies and videos recorded on the built in hdd. Can I take that hdd out and put it in my computer as a slave drive, and copy those videos to a dvd using software like nero.. etc......?? What file format does this machine use to write to the hdd?? Any help with this will be GREATLY appreciated...
May I ask what died? Mine recently start putting random flashes across the display. Unplugged it, left it, and plugged it back in, nothing at all. Took the top off, and left it partially disassembled for several months, looked at the power supply, put it back together a few weeks ago, and it magically worked. Until a couple of days ago, and it did the random flashing across the display. Left it unplugged for several hours, but still dead. I've going to leave it for several weeks to see if it revives again.
I've looked over the power supply, and nothing appears burned, nor do I see any bulged capacitors. The supply gives power to the front display board, but the display board isn't sending back a signal to turn on the whole supply to power up the unit as far as I can tell. I can't find a circuit diagram for the system anywhere on the web.
If you give up on your DRM-2001G I'd like to have it to see if I can make one good one out of two bad ones. I will be happy to pay for shipping. If anyone else has one that's dead or dying, I make the same offer. Please PM me.