6.2 Causing Random Reboots?

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  1. May 22, 2005 #1 of 357
    CTBrian

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    We got the 6.2 upgrade as scheduled on both of our HDVR2 units, and one of them has decided to randomly reboot at various times. One night, during a recording of ER and 2 other nights while we were simply watching TV. It goes thru the whole reboot sequence including acquiring data from the satellite. Has anybody else had this happen or know a way to fix the issue?
     
  2. May 23, 2005 #2 of 357
    skinnyjm

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    Don't have that problem here.

    50% 6.2..., HNS Yes, RCA No.
     
  3. May 23, 2005 #3 of 357
    itgirl

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    HDVR2s are the worst DVRs ever made. They are going to have problems. Buy a new one.
     
  4. May 23, 2005 #4 of 357
    bengalfreak

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    Don't be silly. HDVR2's are identical to the Phillips DSR7000 and RCA DVR39. They all came off the same assembly line. The only difference between any of the units is the faceplate.
     
  5. May 23, 2005 #5 of 357
    beanpoppa

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    Most likely is that you have some errors on your drive. They are on your active partition, which, until the upgrade, was inactive.

     
  6. May 23, 2005 #6 of 357
    TivoGuy30

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    The random rebooots could be a problem with the 6.2 software. my hughes dvr-40 randomly rebooted with the 6.0 Beta software, and was updated to 6.1 and the reboots stoppped. so it could be a problem that wasnt fixed for other units.
     
  7. May 23, 2005 #7 of 357
    dtremain

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    See Beanpoppa's post immediately above your own. It applies to your situation as well as the op's.
     
  8. May 23, 2005 #8 of 357
    rminsk

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    6.1 does not work on a dvr-40. 6.1 was for the R10 only.
     
  9. May 23, 2005 #9 of 357
    fides7

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    i've had the same thing happen to me 3 times....i just got off the phone w/ tech rep...he told me to reboot, wait a few days...if it does it again, then reset and re-install 6.2. If random reboots still occur, then it will be replaced. BTW, I have Phillips DSR7000.
     
  10. May 23, 2005 #10 of 357
    shaady

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    I've had two reboots (while I was watching TV) in the past two days. Perhaps more while I was not watching TV (not sure). Exact same as you described with the loading software, long delay, blah, blah, blah...

    I've had 6.2 since Thur 5/19.
     
  11. May 23, 2005 #11 of 357
    aristoBrat

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    FWIW, 3 HDVR2s running 6.2 for over a month with zero unexpected reboots.
     
  12. May 23, 2005 #12 of 357
    Mikegia5

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    I got 6.2 today and it rebooted for the first time a few minutes ago. We've had this HDVR2 for probably two years now and it's never rebooted before. If it happens again, I'll be calling the tech rep. Luckily I've got the extended service plan and they should replace it for free.
    Mike in Phoenix, Arizona
     
  13. May 23, 2005 #13 of 357
    rogue5

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    I have one of the hughes units and mine started to reboot at random also. Not only that but I haven't been able to get through to the daily call. I ran a test call and after 2 tries in connected but I couldn't do the daily call. The last good call was when it DL the 6.2 upgrade. How do I manually reload 6.2 (if possible), I have tried rebooting at least twice (not counting the random reboots). It has done the random reboot at least 3 times since sunday morning, after the update. I hope my DVR isn't corupted, I will be pissed if it was.
     
  14. May 24, 2005 #14 of 357
    captenblack

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    My DirecTV Tivo receiver is also rebooting at random times since Saturday when the 6.2 upgrade occurred.

    Thus far I've noticed it happening once each evening.
     
  15. May 24, 2005 #15 of 357
    itgirl

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    and those models suck too.
     
  16. May 24, 2005 #16 of 357
    itsmeitsmeitsme

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    itgirl..........what is your problem????? you go from thread to thread spreading such joy.....and since all these models suck then what do you reccomend? (can't wait to hear this one)
     
  17. May 24, 2005 #17 of 357
    happyharry

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    Used to reboot maybe once a month and the reboot was quick.
    Last 2 nights my HDVR2 has died every evening. Reboot seems to take more than an hour - can that be.
    What do I do?
    Is my HDVR2 dying and this is just making it worse or???
     
  18. May 24, 2005 #18 of 357
    Gunnyman

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    2 units HDVR2 and a DVR40.
    Neither one has had any reboot issues. When I was running 4.01b on my HDVR2 it would reboot once in a while. 6.2 seems to be very solid.
     
  19. May 24, 2005 #19 of 357
    rminsk

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    New software releases tend to expose more dying hard drives. The TiVo has two different boot partitions, an active partition and a non-active partition. When new software is installed it is installed on the in-active partition. The TiVo than swaps the boot partition making the in-active the active partition and vise-versa. Then the machine reboots using the new software. If your drive has a flaw in the previously in-active partition then you may get reboots.

    I am not saying this explains all the reboots but it could explain some. It seems with every software release there are a few machines that suffer reboot problems.
     
  20. May 24, 2005 #20 of 357
    bengalfreak

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    Nope, I've had HDVR2's and DSR7000's for over two years and haven't had the first problem with any of them. Series 2 is the way to go. Maximum upgradeability coupled with maximum hackability. The best of both worlds.
     

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