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Lots of information about it here:
ZMODO 8 CH CCTV Outdoor Security Camera DVR System 500G
The Zmodo model's case IS NOT A HARD DRIVE- but there is a 500gb hard drive inside of it. The monitor is connected to the Zmodo model's circuitry, not the hard drive inside of it directly.
The Zmodo model does not include a monitor.
You may have bought a monitor along with it however.
If you want us to help you regarding the monitor itself, you need to tell us which make and model it is.
It may or may not have a HDMI video port on it - it's narrow like a USB port is but it's longer and has a lot more contacts inside of it.
There is no port on your Zmodo model that you can connect a HDMI connection to.
If the monitor does have a USB port on it it's only for input - e.g. you may be able to plug a USB flash drive in it and if the flash drive has certain types of files on it - e.g. *.mp3 or *.jpg - the monitor (or more likekly the TV that can also be used as a monitor) - audio or video files can be played or shown.
The USB port on the back of the Zmodo model is for input ony - for a computer mouse.
"the manual say that the usb plug on the front is a power button?"
The USB port (not plug) on the front of the Zmodo model has something printed below it that is hard to make out in the picture but it appears to be just a standard symbol for a USB port.
I don't see a power button anywhere on the Zmodo model
So far, I have found nowhere to download the manual for your Zmodo model.
If the leds on the front of the Zmodo model are not lighting up at all it's probably not getting power from the 12v adapter.
When you have no video on the monitor, usually it's merely a symptom - there's nothing wrong with the monitor - something else is wrong.
There's probably nothing wrong with it, but have you tried the monitor with anything else - it should work when plugged into a computer's video port if it has a VGA connector on it's cord.
If there's nothing wrong with the monitor, then your video symptoms are caused by the Zmodo model not producing any video.
You probably should get video from the the Zmodo model even if the hard drive inside of it has failed.
If the leds are not lighting up at all or not all of them are lighting up like they were previously on the front of the Zmodo model....
I don't see a a fuse access on the back of the Zmodo model - if you remove it's cover there may be one inside that has blown. If you find that and it has blown, try replacing it.
The Zmodo model has a 12v D.C. 1500ma (1.5a) external power supply adapter. You could test whether the plug has 12v D.C. with a voltmeter, but even if it does that doesn't necessarily indicate that it can still put out enough amperage. If the plastic on the outside of the existing 12v adapter shows evidence it has gotten hot and damaged or discolored the plastic, it probably needs to be replaced.
"Also there appears to be a short in the power cord that came with the system"
Your Zmodo model doesn't appear to have a directly connected AC power cord, so I assume you must be talikng about the cord for the (AC to) 12v D.C. adapter, and probably the cord is damaged on the 12v part of the cord..
In my experiences, and from what's been reported to me / us, it's a lot more likely you damaged the cord yourself by pulling on the cord (on the 12v end of the cord) rather than the plug on the end of cord, which is what you're supposed to do, when you unplugged it, than it was defective. E.g.that's very commonly what the situation is for AC to DC power adapters for laptops.
You could try repairing the cord, but it's probably already too late for that.
I'm assuming your Zmodo model is the same as in the info above - DVR-H9108V
This site has power supplies but they don't show the one for your model
You could try contacting them
Or - if the12v power supply has a specfic model on it, you could try searching the web with that, or with that and your Zmodo model number.