Big Problem with Harddrive
Hi to all!
A year ago I bought a Sony VAIO Desktop Computer. Now my Harddrive WDC-WD2500BB ist damaged and needs to be replaced. I found the same Harddrive is still for Sale but when I takled to Western-Digiatl adn Sony, they told me that since to Harddrive that was shipped with the Computer has a special signature from Sony, the Recovery CD will not work with a replacement Harddrive. I taled to sony to get a original Sony sihgnated Harddrive and all they told be so far is to send the Computer in for Repair. Since the Unit is out of warranty, there is a minimum charge of $314 just to open 4 screws and tell me that the Harddrive is defective - a fact that I already know. $314 ist just too much for me. So my question here is: What is a signature on a harddrive? And can I somehow duplicate this signature on a new Harddrive, so I can use my Recovery CD ?
Thank you for your answers in advance