Advertisements It's been awhile since I've been here... You last visited: 09-23-2007, to be exact The past couple of days it has been locked up when I got home from work and I had to unplug it and plug it back in. When I got home today, it was making a clicking sound, so I unplugged it and plugged it back in. It doesn't even make the usual starting up sound and no lights will light up on the front. There's a faint sound coming from the unit - it could either be a fan or maybe the hard drive itself? Would a bad hard drive stop it from doing anything when plugged in, including making the normal "beep" of the drive spinning up and the lights coming on? Wondering what I should do at this point. Is it likely to be just a dead hard drive or is it unit itself dead? What should I do to check? I do not want a new box from DirecTV and would like to get this one working again. It was hacked and had the fake call script, backdoors activated, and the last update was the one that fixed the DST issues - ie, the fast, smoothly running update. The R10's in the house are slow and laggy in comparison, since those couldn't be hacked.