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Bad HD

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by Cnewt15, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Cnewt15

    Cnewt15 New Member

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    I have a Hughes HDVR2 for Directv that I have been using for a long time. I have already replaced the hd one time a few years back. My question is, the box keeps restarting 3 or 4 times a day. I have cleared all thumbs ratings, and the last time it restarted it got to 9% then stopped, but I could still access the menu using the Dtv button on the remote. I am assuming I have a bad hard drive again. The problem I am having is locating the image to put on a spare drive I have. Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    I suggest you eliminate any problem with the power supply as a cause or contributor.

    As should anyone having problems with an S2 or S3.
     
  3. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Further suggestion, pull the hard drive, hook it to a PC, and run the drive manufacturer's diagnostic long test on it.

    (unless you have a GigaByte brand motherboard in that PC)
     
  4. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    The reboots are probably not a hardware problem. Read this thread. Hundreds of DirecTiVo users are affected.
     
  5. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Even if it is DirecTV screwing around with him, that thing's still old enough it's a good idea to check the power supply and the drive.
     
  6. Arcady

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    True.

    There are dozens of people who told me they are still running the original drives in their ancient Series2 DirecTiVo boxes. But the 150+ people that have bought replacement drives from me for those boxes would seem to indicate that hard drives don't last forever...
     
  7. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

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    They don't?!?!? :mad:

    ;)
     

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