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Early Next Week: You will get a new SATA cable

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - HR21 Discussion (private)' started by Earl Bonovich, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. Sep 15, 2007 #21 of 146
    houskamp

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    t10 tamper proof torx bit...
     
  2. Sep 15, 2007 #22 of 146
    hdtvfan0001

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    A set of 7 TORX bits is only $13.00 on Amazon...I wonder if they'll include a #10 with the cable...???

    A set of bits at Sears is $14.99 for 5 sizes, including T10.

    A T10 Screwdriver is $2.99 at Sears.
     
  3. Sep 15, 2007 #23 of 146
    RunnerFL

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    Mine is a standard T10 Torx, not Security Torx.

    Maybe they were all assembled with different parts? :lol:
     
  4. Sep 15, 2007 #24 of 146
    LameLefty

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    I have a full set of Torx and Security Torx bits from like T4 - T16, and a universal driver for just such an occasions . . .

    (I like to take stuff apart . . . :rolleyes:)
     
  5. Sep 15, 2007 #25 of 146
    hdtvfan0001

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    I just knew someone would make me go look more closely.... :lol:
     
  6. Sep 15, 2007 #26 of 146
    sbl

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    I wouldn't be surprised. Mine was the security Torx (and there was a tamper seal).
     
  7. Sep 15, 2007 #27 of 146
    hdtvfan0001

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    So I'm sure you didn't tamper. :D
     
  8. Sep 15, 2007 #28 of 146
    houskamp

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    Several sets.. (auto mechanic) :D
     
  9. Sep 15, 2007 #29 of 146
    say-what

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    Hmmm, I don't have the security Torx bits, just a standard set. But it looks like they just used the standard Torx on mine. I guess I'll find out when I actually try to open it up. :)
     
  10. Sep 15, 2007 #30 of 146
    Earl Bonovich

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    I just got clarrification....

    It will be the INTERNAL SATA cable, not the eSATA
     
  11. Sep 15, 2007 #31 of 146
    sbl

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    Ok, that makes more sense.
     
  12. Sep 15, 2007 #32 of 146
    Herdfan

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    Teays...
    I bought a set off ebay a couple of years ago in case I ever wanted to be able to take apart partitions in public restrooms.:lol:
     
  13. Sep 15, 2007 #33 of 146
    Smuuth

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    Mine definitely has the security torx head. I have the regular torx but not the security bit. Guess I will wait and see if they send the bit with the cable.
     
  14. Sep 15, 2007 #34 of 146
    RunnerFL

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    hah, sorry about that. Better to check now than find out you don't have the right tools when the time comes. :)
     
  15. Sep 15, 2007 #35 of 146
    RunnerFL

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    Former auto mechanic here, still have most all of the tools. Not much I can't take apart. :lol:
     
  16. Sep 15, 2007 #36 of 146
    RunnerFL

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    Very interesting. I guess it isn't too bad since the units are working. I do wonder what it will do for dropouts, stability, and such.

    I guess we'll see Tues/Wed, or for Tom the week after. ;-)
     
  17. Sep 15, 2007 #37 of 146
    hdtvfan0001

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    My guess is this has no impact at all to the HR21 unit performance - it is related only to the fact that the eSata port has not worked and does not currently work.

    Looks like they'll have a big sales rush on TORX T10 bits this weekend... :lol:
     
  18. Sep 15, 2007 #38 of 146
    RunnerFL

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    Having not opened mine up yet, but now I'm curious, how would the Internal SATA cable, which Earl stated it was, going from the motherboard to the Hard Drive affect eSATA?

    Or is it, what I initially thought, the cable from the motherboard to the eSATA port on the inside of the unit?
     
  19. Sep 15, 2007 #39 of 146
    Spanky_Partain

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    You don't have one on your keychain? No geeck rating for you! :lol:
     
  20. Sep 15, 2007 #40 of 146
    hdtvfan0001

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    I believe you hit a home run on this description.
     

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