Do you want to hear something amusing?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by cosmo115, May 12, 2008.

  1. cosmo115

    cosmo115 AllStar

    Feb 7, 2008
    At least I thought it was funny. I have a GXCEBOT receiver in the master bedroom for many years and without warning I got the lovely frozen Welcome. Powering Up... screen.

    So I tried rebooting it several times, took out the access card (no idea why) and was ready to buy one on eBay and then I said to myself, self "since it's apparently a hard drive problem, why don't you shake and rattle the receiver and you might revive it. There's nothing to lose since it seemed good as dead anyway." So after a little shaking and pounding on the top etc., I tried to reboot it a couple more times and nothing happened. So I left the TV on and sadly went to go wash my hands since the receiver was a bit dusty. Lo and behold I come back into the bedroom and I see the "Almost there" message. :eek2:

    That was Saturday night and she's been working nicely ever since. :cool: FYI I'm still going to look into getting an R10 or GXCEBOT as a replacement, but I'm not in as big a rush.

    Are there any other models I should consider? FYI "real" DLB is mandatory.
  2. cosmo115

    cosmo115 AllStar

    Feb 7, 2008
    I guess it wasn't that amusing. :(
  3. fullcourt81

    fullcourt81 Legend

    Sep 8, 2005
    It's called "percussion maintenance", and it solves many problems.
    When I was a kid my parents would use it on me.
  4. Dknow

    Dknow AllStar

    Oct 11, 2006
    I think maybe you might be the Fonzie of the satellite world!
  5. Lee L

    Lee L Hall Of Fame

    Aug 15, 2002
    I have a HR10-250 that takes 30 mintues to boot from a cold start. Not sure why (I assume the hard drive is dying but can a drive really run in slow motion?). Since we are just using it as a backup and to wathc a few last shows off of, I am leaving it alone and trying not to turn it off.
  6. cosmo115

    cosmo115 AllStar

    Feb 7, 2008
    Ayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! :lol:
  7. Kansas Zephyr

    Kansas Zephyr Hall Of Fame

    Jun 29, 2007
    See also, "impact adjustment" or if striking the malfunctioning equipment from different sides, "multi-axis impact adjustments".
  8. Frostwolf

    Frostwolf Legend

    May 9, 2006
    One hit is maintenance , two is abuse!

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