Hard drive failure ?

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  1. CHAS ZOSS

    CHAS ZOSS New Member

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    My Two year old HR10-250 has been acting strange lately, the picture freezes up then acts like it is playing in slow motion then picture gets blocky. I have been noticing on Xm radio channels the sound has drop outs. Could this be a hard drive failure? Is this easy to repair? Thanks Chas
     
  2. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    Yes, it could be hard drive failure. Yes, it is easy to repair (with replacement disk and a suitable software image.)
     
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  4. CHAS ZOSS

    CHAS ZOSS New Member

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    Well if I go the Weakness route should I replace or add? I have a new unit from Direct tv coming next Wensday but would like to fix the old unit as cheap and EASY as possible. Thanks. Chas
     
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    Why would you want to add a disk to one that is suspected of failing? Replace it.

    If you want cheap, buy your own disk on sale and pay ptvupgrade.com $20 for an InstantCake bootable CD.
     
  6. CHAS ZOSS

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    Ok, I went the Weaknees route and bought a replacement hard drive 190.00 including 2 day shipping. Put it in took 15 minutes total, and my wife and I both think the picture looks better and has more vibrant color. Is that possible. Thanks for the advice. Chas
     
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    If it makes the wife feel better about laying out the $190.00 sure, that's the ticket. ;)
     

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