I have a HDVR2 that I wasn't able to keep the 2nd tuner from being screwy via the usual methods. I ended up buying another on Ebay. I had checked it out (basically fired it up to make sure it ran) then it sat around for many months while I did other stuff. Finally, yesterday, I switched out the two receivers. I got the new(er) one set up, traded it out with a CSR on the phone, and was ready to go. I figured that the guide info would be very spotty right at the start, but I went ahead and tried to search in order to re-build my list of Season Passes. Well, it froze up on that first search letter. I ended up pulling the plug. When I plugged it back in, the receiver now hangs up at the "Welcome. Powering Up..." screen. Seems like nothing really happened for this to be "game over," but I know how these things go. I'm good to go on trading out the drive (it actually came w/ 2, a 60 GB plus the original 40), if I have to. Part of why it'd been sitting so long was that I wanted to zipper the new one, mainly to kill dialing in and unencrypt the recordings (for future retrieval). But I admit being nervous w/ doing that due to negligible Linux skills and not having a network. So, is the drive really dead? And, if so, what say you on my prospects for zippering, given my lack of skills/router? Cheers!