So, the 40GB HDD that’s in my machine is so noisy i have to turn it off in order to go to sleep at night. I know how to replace them, as i have been fixing them for years now, but now i’'m confused. I found an old 80gb HDD lying around that is brand new (still in ESD bag) and check it on my computer. Not even formatted. It’s RAW. So i put it in (i know it will only see it as a 40) but i can’t even get the thing going. It won’t let me format it or anything. All i get is that circle icon that keeps moving and a black screen. The jumpers are set for master, and i even tried cable select.
What am i doing wrong? should i format the drive to FAT32? i know that’s not what it uses, but im lost.
any help would be appreciated. The model number is a Panasonic DMR-HS2 (their first, i know)