Advertisements Ok the hard drive in my DirectvR10 died so I had an extra 100 gig drive and used Instantcake to bake it. But I noticed that after placing drive back into R10 the recorder seemed to work but I used the Clear and Delete as instructed by instantcake. Well clear and delete puts the r10 in so much of a out of box condition that the recorder now requires a "phone call" to directv to activate the recorder. WELL I have not had a land line in about 8 months and I do not want to call Directv because of sports subs that "require" landlines. So what I am really asking is, will forgoing the Clear and delete cause issues later on? If the recorder works without doing the clear and delete should I just ignore the instructions? If there are side effects, what should I be looking for?