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Poll: BSOD and Screech (90 member(s) have cast votes)

BSOD and Screech

  1. I have had random black screens since 4.01 and they are still in 4.03 (24 votes [26.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 26.67%

  2. I have never had a black screen. (61 votes [67.78%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 67.78%

  3. I had black screens in 4.01 but not in 4.03 (5 votes [5.56%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

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#61 OFFLINE   ChuckA

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 08:55 PM

I need to change my vote. I originally voted that I had never had a black screen. While that was not completely true, I had not had one in a very long time until tonight.

I was watching a recorded program on TV1 and my wife was watching a live sat channel on TV2. Neither of us were doing anything but watching when it all went black. After the front panel reboot, TV1 came back with video but no audio while TV2 was fine. I'll have to reboot it later to try and get audio back on TV1.
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#62 OFFLINE   BillJ

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 06:03 AM

I had a BSOD the first day with 4.01 but had not had one with 4.03 until yesterday. Knock on wood, I have not had any mini-watchdogs with 4.03. I was having them about every 30 minutes whenever the 622 was in standby with 4.01.

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 11:23 AM

Got my first BSOD with L404 this morning. The sound was less a screech than a loud noise this time.
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#64 OFFLINE   SMosher

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 04:31 PM

Got my first BSOD with L404 this morning. The sound was less a screech than a loud noise this time.



That sure sucks. Seems the 4.04 rev is for the OTA madness.
At least we can see the screech/reboot hasnt gone away.

#65 OFFLINE   slikkrock

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 09:20 AM

I know this has been covered ad nausea throughout this forum without resolution, but any guidance and or suggestions about what to do with BSOD occurrences would be greatly appreciated.

I am going to have a rather large contingent of people over to watch the De La Hoya/Mayweather fight on Saturday, and needless to say, a BSOD during the fight would NOT be good!

I average at least 1 BSOD a night with the L4.03 release at random, unspecific times; either watching a recording, watching pic/pic, dual mode, single mode, live tv, it doesn’t matter.

Any thoughts or suggestions to ensure at least 3 hours of uninterrupted wonderful HD viewing would be appreciated!

Possibly a power cord disconnect for several hours, followed by the check switch etc…a separate wall outlet, a dedicated fan keeping her cool, whispers of sweet sentiments to the back panel??

What does she need?! Please help!

#66 OFFLINE   ebaltz

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 11:06 AM

What version is your box and what is your SMART status code?

I am theorizing that there are problems either with the hard drive that when it hits a spot on the drive it BSODs. So it appears to be random.

Either that or there is something wrong with "C" revision boxes, which 4.0x revealed. I still would like to be rolled back to 3.6x, but I know that won't happen.
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#67 OFFLINE   tomcrown1

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 11:47 AM

What version is your box and what is your SMART status code?

I am theorizing that there are problems either with the hard drive that when it hits a spot on the drive it BSODs. So it appears to be random.

Either that or there is something wrong with "C" revision boxes, which 4.0x revealed. I still would like to be rolled back to 3.6x, but I know that won't happen.


You may be on to something as my hard-drive died after getting the BSOD for several days in a row. The Dish tech seemed not to be surprised and sent out a new VIP622.

So far after two weeks with the new box no BSOD ever and I do have the L403.
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Posted 04 May 2007 - 01:14 PM

You may be on to something as my hard-drive died after getting the BSOD for several days in a row. The Dish tech seemed not to be surprised and sent out a new VIP622.

So far after two weeks with the new box no BSOD ever and I do have the L403.


My box has never shown any SMART codes (still zeroes). I don't think that's it. Error recovery on disks is better than that these days. Certain series of boxes like the c series could be possibly the case when some, as yet unknown, condition hits.
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