Hello All, I am attempting to follow the instructions provided by Skippy at the top of this thread on the ML-9600 I have. I purchased two Seagate ST340810A 5400rpm 40Gb from a store online for only $25. I did set the jumper on the drive to the "1-2" position to ensure the drive was limited to 32GB only, but there was no other jumper to use, so the jumper used to be on positions "5-6" and that position is not connected right now. I removed the old hard drive from ML-9600, and put the new one in, and did well except those "7/32" nuts would not be tightened properly by that 7/32 nut driver -it was enough to get them off, but not enough to tighten them again. I did manage to hand tighten two of them so I think it will stay ok.
I put in all back together again, and powered it up, and I got "HD error 178". I tried the instructions for loading a new version of the masterlink OS which I had on CD, but was not inserted yet, and I can't get the CD drive to open, and I get the device to do much of anything except reboot and give the error "system error 178". help! I can take it apart and put the old drive back in, but I'm hoping for a way to load the OS back on this new hard drive and make it work..
1) do I need another jumper to leave the jumper where it was (5-6) in addition to the jumper at pos (1-2) to limit the drive to 32GB?
2) How can I get the CD drive to eject when it doesn't have an OS? shoot, I wish I had put the CD with OS 3.03 that I had ready into the drive before I shut it down to take it apart...
any other ideas are welcome..