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#21 OFFLINE   Sea bass

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 02:10 PM

Ah ha! After a week of no reboots it did it again today. 5 minutes after it re-loaded, the picture on Live TV, not recorded started to skip. The audio was fine, the video was not. After 15 seconds of that, it rebooted. I would have to say the HDD is going! Finally, an answer to the reboots. I'll have to try installing a 160 drive tonight! Hope it works, drive is out of a used R15-300. Any tips?


Well, I finally changed the HDD. I installed a used HDD from an R15-300, figured I would reconnect everything, power up, see what happens. TV back on in 5 minutes! Old playlist recordings showed up, not viewable of course, deleted those, cleared any series link recordings, all seems ok. Unit records, plays back...just wondering if I should have reformatted though...will post if unit reboots again...I hope not, I'm kind of attatched to this R15.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 03:24 PM

You should be good to go. I knew you would be able to see the recordings listed, and that you would not be able to watch them. Wasn't sure if you would be able to delete them but it sounds like you were able to. Given that, everything should be fine.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 07:33 PM

Well after changing the HDD, 2 more caps, I had 4 more reboots. I figured I'd try the 02468 code at start up, downloaded the old 1274 software. All has been normal for 36 hours now. Any other issues I had are cleared up.

I can't help but think conspiracy. I know, I know, I hate the conspiracy $#!t too...but could I be on to something, and this could well be the demise of the R15's. Don't get me wrong, I love Directv, I've been a loyal customer since the mid 90's. But with all the trouble lately...well..I bought a new HR24 because of all the reboots, how many others are doing the same? Not everyone posts here. It would be interesting to see the subscriber list of returned, or upgraded PVR's.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 09:51 AM

Well after changing the HDD, 2 more caps, I had 4 more reboots. I figured I'd try the 02468 code at start up, downloaded the old 1274 software. All has been normal for 36 hours now. Any other issues I had are cleared up.

I can't help but think conspiracy. I know, I know, I hate the conspiracy $#!t too...but could I be on to something, and this could well be the demise of the R15's. Don't get me wrong, I love Directv, I've been a loyal customer since the mid 90's. But with all the trouble lately...well..I bought a new HR24 because of all the reboots, how many others are doing the same? Not everyone posts here. It would be interesting to see the subscriber list of returned, or upgraded PVR's.



Except that a conspiracy would suggest that all R15's would be impacted UNLESS DirecTV is out to get you specifically :eek2:.

We are running two R15-100 receivers, both recently installed and both updated with the current software. Both of them are operating flawlessly, no reboots and at least mine seems to be recording the programs it should. The second is in my sons room so I don't know whether he is having problems, however he is not shy about complaining when things go wrong.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 03:39 PM

Except that a conspiracy would suggest that all R15's would be impacted UNLESS DirecTV is out to get you specifically :eek2:.

We are running two R15-100 receivers, both recently installed and both updated with the current software. Both of them are operating flawlessly, no reboots and at least mine seems to be recording the programs it should. The second is in my sons room so I don't know whether he is having problems, however he is not shy about complaining when things go wrong.


Maybe I should take my tinfoil hat off! Seriously, I'm not sure what to make of this, but flawless is what I can say about the recent download of 0x1274 software. Maybe the 131 software was corrupted on download? I am pleased to see this unit working again.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 09:52 PM

Maybe I should take my tinfoil hat off! Seriously, I'm not sure what to make of this, but flawless is what I can say about the recent download of 0x1274 software. Maybe the 131 software was corrupted on download? I am pleased to see this unit working again.


Not to beat a dead horse, but a month since 1274 was reloaded, not a hiccup!

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 09:40 PM

Not to beat a dead horse, but a month since 1274 was reloaded, not a hiccup!

From what I understand, each time a software download happens, it goes to an alternate place on the hard drive. If the place it goes to is damaged, it can cause problems.

By doing this, you probably went back to the other part of your hard drive that was working fine.

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 10:48 PM

From what I understand, each time a software download happens, it goes to an alternate place on the hard drive. If the place it goes to is damaged, it can cause problems.

By doing this, you probably went back to the other part of your hard drive that was working fine.


Actually I changed the drive...reboot issue remained.




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