Hard drive or power supply?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by Robin, Jul 11, 2007.

What's busted?

  1. Hard drive

    14 vote(s)
    93.3%
  2. Power supply

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  3. Something else

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Robin

    Robin Impolite arrogant woman

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    I have an unmodified HDVR2. It's seemed a little flaky over the last year or so, but nothing major. I moved two weeks ago and it's been in a downward spiral ever since. Initially I thought the reboots were because it was unhappy about not having the satellite connected (I just got DTV at the new house today) but they became more and more frequent of the course of the two weeks.

    Initially it would just reboot. Then it would reboot, but stick on the "Powering Up" screen. After a hard reset it would come around. Then it would take a couple of hard resets to come around. Now it just won't. I tried initiating a self-repair (hit pause during boot, type 57, got the green repair screen) but it's still just as busted.

    I'd already been planning on upgrading the hard drive so I'm ordering a new one now, but I'm wondering what the odds are that this is the power supply, instead? My reading here leads me to believe it's one of the two.

    Thanks!

    ETA: I've opened it up and checked the cable connections, they're all secure. Bummer, since I was sure it had to be something dislodged in the move.
     
  2. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    The odds are that the hard drive has failed.
     
  3. Robin

    Robin Impolite arrogant woman

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    Noted, along with the -excellent- advice from your .sig. ;)

    I have a drive & ethernet adapter on order from Frys and am about to delve into the Zipper.
     
  4. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    I hope all goes well with the transplant. :)
     
  5. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Almost certainly the hard drive.
     
  6. Robin

    Robin Impolite arrogant woman

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    And the award goes to...everyone!

    I put the new drive in last night and it's better than new.
     
  7. dtremain

    dtremain New Member

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    Hah! I guess I should have read before I voted. But, at least I was right.
     

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