Originally Posted by JimLely
Thank you (and Ron) so much. It looks like the 'double fix' (or more aptly killing 2 birds with 1 stone) is a doer.
hi wajo et al...
i received the 513 SATA adapter board today and decided to interrupt my clock cal process to test the thing.
1st, i realize that this will not be for everyone, depending on preference, but my intent is to maximize form factor compatibility when modifying / updating my Philips 3576 machines as time goes on...
by using the 513 SATA adapter board, i retain a good form factor fit without using other brand PATA to SATA adapters inserted in daisy-chain fashion.
so, FWIW, the good news is that the 513 SATA adapter board works fine in the Philips 3576 ( and should also be fine in the older 3575 model )...
since i do not own a 2160 series machine, i cannot confirm that the board will work, but i believe it will either fit right in, or at worst, require the simple mod i performed.
1 - the ribbon cable that provides the interface from the main PCB is an exact fit, both physically and electrically. so there are no issues with primary connectivity.
2 - the 3576 machines utilize a PATA drive and, as such, the power connector is a standard molex HDD power connector. the 513-515 machines utilize a SATA drive and, as such, the 513 power connector is a small 3 pin connector, which is not compatible, although the same power levels are there ( +5v / +12v / GND ).
i elected to attach a mating molex connector to the SATA board at a couple of convenient solder pads. the connector mates properly with the 3576's existing HDD power connector to provide the proper voltages to the board.
i've attached a photo showing the addiion of the power connector.
i installed a 160g SATA notebook HDD and tested. a SKIP 079 confirmed the drive's presence, but improperly formatted. i went ahead and allowed the 3576 to initialize the drive, re-powered, and then performed an OTA test recording, which worked perfectly.
so the bottom line is that, contrary to the ' standard ' Funai response, the 513 SATA adapter functions properly in the Philips 3576, albeit with a minor power connection mod.
back to my clock cal ...