Originally Posted by DanHuff
Thanks for this info, did not see the Skip 013 mentioned.
Just finished the scan/format and all is "OK" except for the HDD Head Check
which says "NG :E27
so the Result also states "NG" which I assume is N
Is this anything to start worrying about or should I get a new Magnavox unit? Maybe a new HDD?
Thanks again for the insight.
My story with a totally "NG" (No Good) HDD:
I got a refurb'd 3575 from another member that had a "glitch" or two on its HDD. It would freeze playback of the first three titles, NEVER completed a SKIP 079, NEVER did a SKIP 013 without finding everything "NG," and was slower than normal on startup and slightly noisier than normal when on.
At first, I just left the first three titles in place to avoid playback problems. Then, I decided to make sure I used ALL the bits on the HDD (after reading expert articles that said it would help prevent "bit fade" if done every year or two), so I just kept recording a 3-hr nightime timer program (talk shows) at HQ until the HDD filled up. I then used HDD Menu > Delete All Titles and did the fill-up again.
After a couple or three fill-ups, the HDD repaired itself to the extent that it was still slow and noisy, but NO playback problem and SKIP 079 and SKIP 013 OK.
All that was about 2 years ago and its still going strong today!
So, I'd advise trying a few "fill-ups" if it's convenient (as it was for me) and see if your HDD will repair itself? Our HDDs have lots of extra sectors just for that purpose.
Edited by wajo - 11/16/12 at 1:23pm