Bad Card Reader in HR10-250?

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by Doright, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. Doright

    Doright New Member

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    Jan 9, 2002
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    I purchased this HR10-250 a few weeks ago on ebay.
    I had DTV send me a new access card, but when installed, we got a "data corruption" message.

    We thought it might be a bad card so they sent another card.
    In the mean time I purchased and installed an instant cake drive.
    The Tivo would not even fire up at all. I've done a few of these before so I am fairly confident I did everything right.

    I assumed it was a bad hard drive. I ordered a brand new drive from Weaknees (pre-fomatted) and the Tivo fired up just fine. Called DTV and CSR tried to activate card. Now card reader can not see any card. We tried to take a card out of another HR10 (it should have read "wrong card") and still nothing.

    Now it looks like the card reader is bad. That's what the CSR says.

    Any ideas? Can the card reader be replaced?
     
  2. BruceShultes

    BruceShultes Member

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    I have no ideas about replacing the card reader, but a few weeks ago my box stated that it was not authorized.

    When I called DirecTV, we had to remove and re-insert the card about 5 times before it was recognized.
     
  3. Doright

    Doright New Member

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    Thanks Bruce,

    No, my card reader will not read anything. Tried many times.
    Has this happened to anyone else out ther?
     

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