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Old 10-04-2013, 09:07 AM   #1
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Series 2 - R10 Problems

Hi Guys,

Have an R10, that has been inactive since earlier this spring. Wanted to view some of my previously recorded programs. Hooked it up, and it booted up fine, then went through all the DirecTV blue screens, till it got to DirecTV Home Central. Clicked on the Now Playing list, and then the unit (by itself) rebooted again, and then would not get past the Powering Up screen.

Did DirecTV send some kind of kill code, to prevent me from using my (unsubscribed) R10 anymore? I called, and tried to reactivate it again, but it still would not get past the Powering Up screen.

Is this thing permanently dead now? Can I do anything, to try to get it to work again? I would like to try to save all my recorded programs, if I could.

Anybody have any help, or suggestions in this situation?

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Old 10-04-2013, 09:47 AM   #2
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Sounds like a hard disk failure. Prospects are not good for a recovery. You could try a Kickstart 54 and see if it helps. I would not be hopeful.
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:05 PM   #3
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Sounds like a hard disk failure. Prospects are not good for a recovery. You could try a Kickstart 54 and see if it helps. I would not be hopeful.
However, the DirecTiVo S2s are also subject to "capacitor plague", so power supply problems need to be ruled out first.

And instead of running KS 54 I'd pull the drive and run the manufacturer's own diagnostic software long test.

And check the power supply thoroughly while I had the cover off.
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:16 AM   #4
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Spinrite has saved me many a Tivo drive back in my DirecTV days.
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