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Upgrading the internal hard drive on an HR24


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#526 OFFLINE   billysworld

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 08:53 AM

That, I've never had to do.  Hope you do well with that, too.

 

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Success!

Upgraded to WD 2TB drive

All movie contents from original 500GB drive transferred  

The internal temperature is now 110 degrees vs 125


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Posted 09 December 2015 - 09:10 AM

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 08:20 AM

Not sure if this is the right place for this posting, please move if its not.

 

Last December I upgraded to the WD 2TB drive on 2 HR24s. I'm now having an issue with one of the HR24s

This past weekend attempting to watch directv. I want to view the guide and the screen displays a guide with data missing. The missing data is replaced with a black screen and specs of red tint that appear to be remnants of an exploding firecracker.
At this point the tv is attempting to display a picture but shows nothing but the corrupt guide with red sparkles. The tv cycles between this and a black screen screen showing the input selection.
This continues for twenty minutes and without any intervention from me corrects itself.

 

The second time this happened I was watching a recording from the PLAYLIST. The playback started freezing and audio stuttered. Switching to live tv the Guide is slow to respond, picture would black out, stuttering audio and freezing.

Turning the dvr on and off multiple times resolved the issue.

 

Has anyone seen this issue before?



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Posted 20 July 2016 - 09:14 AM

Not sure if this is the right place for this posting, please move if its not.

 

Last December I upgraded to the WD 2TB drive on 2 HR24s. I'm now having an issue with one of the HR24s

This past weekend attempting to watch directv. I want to view the guide and the screen displays a guide with data missing. The missing data is replaced with a black screen and specs of red tint that appear to be remnants of an exploding firecracker.
At this point the tv is attempting to display a picture but shows nothing but the corrupt guide with red sparkles. The tv cycles between this and a black screen screen showing the input selection.
This continues for twenty minutes and without any intervention from me corrects itself.

 

The second time this happened I was watching a recording from the PLAYLIST. The playback started freezing and audio stuttered. Switching to live tv the Guide is slow to respond, picture would black out, stuttering audio and freezing.

Turning the dvr on and off multiple times resolved the issue.

 

Has anyone seen this issue before?

 

I'd really be looking at the new drive you installed.  

 

Rich



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Posted 20 July 2016 - 01:53 PM

I'd really be looking at the new drive you installed.  

 

Rich

Hi Rich

 

Thanks for your response.

 

Here's a link to the video Attached File  IMG_0140.MOV   1.25MB   29 downloads

The video is captured from powering on the tv and dvr attempting to watch live tv. Issue corrected itself after 20 seconds without any intervention from me.

 

Are these telltale signs of the HD failing?


Edited by billysworld, 21 July 2016 - 09:56 AM.


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Posted 21 July 2016 - 08:51 AM

Hi Rich

 

Thanks for your response.

I've attached a video link in a new post, "Strange issue with HR24?"  if you like to see the symptons

 

Are these telltale signs of the hard drive failing?

 

Your first link brought me to an Amazon page that offered a 24 for sale.  Your second link brought me to a Home Depot page that showed a hard drive, but no symptoms.  Can you fix your links?

 

Rich



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 09:55 AM

Your first link brought me to an Amazon page that offered a 24 for sale.  Your second link brought me to a Home Depot page that showed a hard drive, but no symptoms.  Can you fix your links?

 

Rich

Link has been updated, not sure what happened.



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Posted 22 July 2016 - 10:58 AM

I'd really be looking at the new drive you installed.  

 

Rich

Pulled the hard drive from the HR24 and ran GParted in hopes of copying the data over.  It reports back with unknown file system.

I had a spare WD 2TB drive and ran the copy and restore. The process took over three hours to complete with the success messages.

However the new hard drive now displays unknown file system. The copy/restore must have copied the corruption over as well.

I formatted the new hard drive as Fat32.

 

My choices are now:

Reinstall the original drive into the HR24 or

Install the new hard drive and start with a blank slate.

 

Could the unknown file system be the cause of my video issues?

Does anyone know how to repair the unknown file system error using GParted?

Would running the hard drive diagnostics during startup of the HR24 resolve the file system issue?

 

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 12:29 AM

Pulled the hard drive from the HR24 and ran GParted in hopes of copying the data over.  It reports back with unknown file system.

I had a spare WD 2TB drive and ran the copy and restore. The process took over three hours to complete with the success messages.

However the new hard drive now displays unknown file system. The copy/restore must have copied the corruption over as well.

I formatted the new hard drive as Fat32.

 

My choices are now:

Reinstall the original drive into the HR24 or

Install the new hard drive and start with a blank slate.

 

Could the unknown file system be the cause of my video issues?

Does anyone know how to repair the unknown file system error using GParted?

Would running the hard drive diagnostics during startup of the HR24 resolve the file system issue?

 

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Quick update...

 

Installed the newly formatted hard drive into the HR24 and to my surprise everything was copied over.

Plan to test run it this weekend and see if the video issues return.

Can anyone explain why the contents remained even though the drive was formatted?


Edited by billysworld, 23 July 2016 - 12:30 AM.


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Posted 23 July 2016 - 03:01 AM

What said it was an. I none file system? And what formatted the drive after you copied it?

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 08:19 AM

What said it was an. I none file system? And what formatted the drive after you copied it?


I used the format command in GParted. Afterwards it was able to read the drive capacity and the file system is Fat32.

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 05:14 PM

Quick update...

Installed the newly formatted hard drive into the HR24 and to my surprise everything was copied over.
Plan to test run it this weekend and see if the video issues return.
Can anyone explain why the contents remained even though the drive was formatted?

Second update...
The video and audio issues are back. This eliminates the hard drive being the culprit.
Moved the troublesome HR24 inro the guest room, less usuage there. Reconnected the working dvr.
I'm still at a loss as to why there are audio and video issues with tthis particular HR24.

Edited by billysworld, 23 July 2016 - 05:17 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2016 - 09:04 AM

Second update...
The video and audio issues are back. This eliminates the hard drive being the culprit.
Moved the troublesome HR24 inro the guest room, less usuage there. Reconnected the working dvr.
I'm still at a loss as to why there are audio and video issues with tthis particular HR24.

 

Good troubleshooting!  Now get a replacement.  

 

Rich



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Posted 25 July 2016 - 04:25 PM

Good troubleshooting!  Now get a replacement.  

 

Rich

Turns out to be be bad hdmi port on my plasma tv.



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Posted 26 July 2016 - 11:24 AM

Turns out to be be bad hdmi port on my plasma tv.

 

Didn't see that coming...   :rolling:

 

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 04:02 AM

I have one HR24-200 receiver DVR and one client that I got when the apartments I previously rented at threw away satellite system (and all other personal belongings) in the dumpster after they evicted a tenant. They even stills had the cards in them. Since I do not subscribe to Direct TV my interest in this gear is only to harvest the hard-drive from it to use in computers.

 

I found it quite easy to teardown the receiver/DVR to remove the 500GB hard-drive.

 

Tools required:

thin-blade screwdriver

wide-blade screwdriver

small Phillips screwdriver

tamper-proof Torx T10 (has hole in the middle of the bit-head)

 

I took step-by-step pics that I can share later or via PM.

 

I am willing to sell both of the HR24-200 receiver/DVR & client components if anyone is interested.

 

 






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