Ensure that your Summit is on
. Then follow the directions
To get to those diagnostics, press the power button, then press the select button within two seconds. To leave, press the power button.
to get into the Diagnostics Dashboard
. To get to the main Diagnostics Menu
press left arrow
You should not
have to enter the diagnostics to format the drive. When you turn on the Summit after attaching your drive you will be automatically prompted to format it. (Early directions suggested unplugging your Summit. Newer directions have indicated that it is sufficient just to turn the it off.) Unplug the drive then attach it to the Summit, then plug in the drive, then plug in the Pace box (if it was unplugged), then turn on the drive (if it has a separate switch) and then turn on the Summit. Note that external HDDs are not hot-swappable
with the Summit (and other Pace HD PVRs).
Later, should you wish to reformat, then follow the directions in the first post of this thread to reformat the drive, noting that you start from the main Diagnostics Menu
, not the Diagnostics Dashboard
. (Actually, if the directions to reformat don't work from the main diagnostics menu, try from the HDD status page of the diagnostics.) After entering the key sequence you will be given the opportunity
to reformat (among other things). It will not happen by itself.
There is a separate thread, Adding a SATA Drive To Pace HDPVRs
, discussing the use of external
HDDs with Pace HD PVRs, including the Summit.