First post here and I'm mighty glad to have found the site in my search for solutions to the problem with my HM-HDS1 (PAL, UK).
I've had the unit for several years and although it's worked fine up until recently, the inevitable HDD crash fault recently occured. I've been using the machine primarily as a VHS and S-VHS player in digitising (direct to a separate DVD recorder) my huge collection of VHS tapes recorded over 30 years in the course of my work. As the owners of working machines among you will know, the machine provides exceptionally good playback and its B.E.S.T mode (with digital correction processing) is as good as any comparable professional machine I've ever used. That's why I don't want to write it off.
Unfortunately, the non-functioning HDD means that the VCR doesn't work either - all I get is the default JVC screen/s and nothing else when powering up.
I've obtained an identical Maxtor 40GB HDD from a specialist supplier on eBay (for £19.95+P&P!), and I intend to write Geert's image file to it (see this link). However, there are two files - one 2GB file and a 1GB file available for download. I've downloaded both files - EUhc.GHO and EUhc0001.GHS - but which should I use? And what do I need to do to write the file to the HDD (when in a spare drive bay of a WinXP PC)?
Any help and additional tips most gratefully received!
Many thanks indeed for your speedy reply!
I'm getting somebody who knows more about this stuff to do the format of the disk and then the burning of the image for me, but out of interest how are the two disk image files actually written to the HDD? (Ie: what do I need to do with them - surely it's not a simple drag and drop is it?).
Very basic - sorry!
Very interesting to hear your views on the SVHS quality of this deck. Perhaps I won't scrap it after all.
Anyway, if this reply is not too late:
When you image the file(s) back with Ghost.exe, it automatically recognises each one as parts of an individual disk image. Therefore, Ghost.exe will start with the .GHO and move on to the .GHS once finished. It's basically like a split zip or rar archive. Hope that makes sense.
long time ago I made a copy on all information found about the HM-HDS1 in case of a crash of the HDD. it's time now, I want to give my Jvc to my uncle who have an huge collection of VHS.
I have a good HDD but I realise that the .ghs file miss me. I know a long time is gone and now we work with bluray but if someone have a copy of this file somewhere in a old hdd.