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Need help about recordings

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Cathyb, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. Apr 4, 2009 #1 of 10
    Cathyb

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    My direct tv dvr died. It had some important personal recordings on it that I'm hoping can be recovered. The receiver makes a noise like a fan blowing when its turned on but will not work anymore. Before I give up and mail this one back does anyone know if there is a way to recover my recordings? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Apr 4, 2009 #2 of 10
    HDTVsportsfan

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    Does the unit bring up the welcome screen or anything or is it just a black screen?
     
  3. Apr 4, 2009 #3 of 10
    Cathyb

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    Just black screen.
     
  4. Apr 4, 2009 #4 of 10
    houskamp

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    recordings can't be moved to another box, they are locked to the reciever they were recorded on..
     
  5. Apr 5, 2009 #5 of 10
    boba

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    Never use a hard drive for permanent storage, even on a computer backup is recommended. Put it on a DVD or Video Tape if you want to store it, and VHS tape really isn't permanent because it will degrade over time.:)
     
  6. Apr 5, 2009 #6 of 10
    Draconis

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    Sad but true, sorry Cathyb
     
  7. Apr 6, 2009 #7 of 10
    joed32

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    Did you try unplugging the receiver for a while? If you can get it running you could copy your recordings to DVD.
     
  8. Apr 6, 2009 #8 of 10
    Athlon646464

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    That is too bad........

    I hope someone has a solution for you here..........

    I am interested though on how you got personal recordings on to your DVR?
     
  9. Apr 8, 2009 #9 of 10
    jdspencer

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    DVDs aren't necessarily permanent either. Temperature changes can ruin them.
     
  10. Greg Alsobrook

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    Cathyb... Have you tried hooking the DVR up with using a different output... IE... If you're using HDMI, try component.
     

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