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R15 won't power up and makes ticking noise


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#1 OFFLINE   clark2014

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:10 PM

my directv dvr 15 receiver recently was freezing and ultimately crashed. Upon recommendation by a friend I followed online instructions and simply swap hard drives instead of replacing the whole unit. Today I swapped the hard drives and my powering up issues still remain. Upon plugin power into the back of the R 15 the power and record lights additionally come on and sporadically flash. After five to ten seconds of the flashing the lights go off and the receiver falls into a ticking pattern. Both power lights and record lite faintly blink while ticking noise comes from the DVR. Any suggestions on what my issue might be.?I read that the R 15 will automatically reformat the new hard drive I replace this morning. Is this correct or do I need to do a PC format first? Thanks for the help!

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:12 PM

Don't know why you want to try to fix an R15.  just call DirecTV and they will send you a replacement, an R16


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:14 PM

Call for a replacement, it will not start a comittment and only cost 19 dollars shipping. It is not worth fixing. 


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:16 PM

yup, the R15 is about the worst receiver/DVR that DirecTV has out there


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:18 PM

My first DVR was a R15 and I dont miss it at all. R16 is not much better.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:19 PM

while the R16 is not much better, it is a better option than the 15, IMO


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:21 PM

Correct.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:21 PM

Time for at least a HR24. It is 2014


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:22 PM

Time for at least a HR24. It is 2014

can't argue that


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:23 PM

Shoots. It's a friends old receiver activated at my place. He made the suggestion of swapping drives. Didn't know it was such a cheap swap. Maybe he didn't want to hassle w calling and whatnot. I agree, this dvr is junk though.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:24 PM

Is there a fix for the ticking besides replacing the whole thing before I break the bad news to my boy?

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:25 PM

Get an HR24 it is a much better unit.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:26 PM

Is there a fix for the ticking besides replacing the whole thing before I break the bad news to my boy?

Just break it to him, straight up! the R15 is not worth even arguing about it


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:26 PM

The ticking is most likely the drive. They just are not worth the time.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:32 PM

Right on. Thx for the feedback

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:33 PM

Right on. Thx for the feedback

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:21 AM

Shoots. It's a friends old receiver activated at my place. He made the suggestion of swapping drives. Didn't know it was such a cheap swap. Maybe he didn't want to hassle w calling and whatnot. I agree, this dvr is junk though.

Just to clarify - it is activated at your place on your account, right? In that case, as others have said, just call for a replacement.  If it is on his account, then that is outside the terms of service.

 

You also have the option of upgrading to HD (and get an HR2x series DVR).



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:38 AM

Ticking sound is usually the power supply.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 07:58 PM

Ticking sound is usually the power supply.

What ever it is, is not worth fixing.  even the power cord! R15s, H20-600 = JUNK


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