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0419T845Rhardwarepublic05 Sep 16 18:1205 Sep 16 18:37
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Alba ALDTR160VestelT825
0419: Hard disc drive doesn't initialise
I hope this is the right forum for this.

There is a hardware fault which presented with the machine freezing, crashing and programmes disappearing from the library.

Now the machine boots up, but the hard disc doesn't initialise. It seems to be completely dead with the red wire on its hard drive at < 3.9V I believe this should be 5V.

The scart output doesn't provide a valid output in RGB mode and needs to be set to CVBX to give a proper picture.
I think this machine is T825 but its self-reported software version is 0.7.
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Issue History
05 Sep 16 18:12JohnDaltonNew Issue
05 Sep 16 18:19FutauraProjectT825 => T845R
05 Sep 16 18:21FutauraAssigned To => Futaura
05 Sep 16 18:21FutauraStatusnew => assigned
05 Sep 16 18:37FutauraNote Added: 0707
05 Sep 16 18:37FutauraStatusassigned => acknowledged

05 Sep 16 18:37   
From the software number, it's likely to be the newer T845R variant of the ALDTR160. Hard to say what the problem is - I would guess the HDD is ok. Yes, there should be 5V on red and 12V on yellow. I would check the drive in another box or on a PC to diagnose.

The main likely culprit is the power supply circuit of the T845R, and specifically failing capacitors.