Originally Posted by Longfish
I installed the new ST380012a per instructions on the
first page(kx50). No luck. No boot, ER7034 I think.
I then booted with the old drive (ST380012ACE), replaced the drive
hot and formatted.
Still no luck. No boot, The drive just errors
LongFish - I can only assume you tried a hotswap after reading my post #114 (around page 4 I believe).
It has been determined that performing a "hotswap" was a no go, and ultimately a dangerous move to perform, not only for the machine, but a person's physical well being.
It was a necessary step to perform at the time as part of the troubleshooting routine, and it seemed like a good idea at the time, but you know what they say about hindsight being 20/20.
The only reason I haven't completly cut that section out of my post (and many others) is because I believe every new person to this board needs to see the evolution of our intermittent successes and failures.
Like RickC5 has said numerous times: Read the entire board before trying anything. He has also provided a very handy and detailed roadmap (post #1) to quickly get (mostly more advanced) users up and running. But it's still a good idea to stop and read over all the posts. That way you can get a feel for what's going on.
I'm not trying to cut you down, buddy; I just don't want your next post to be about how you never knew a Toshiba could flame out like that, or worse, see something on the national news networks.
PS - I have updated my post #114 to reflect my opinions in this post.