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eSATA - DIRECTV recommended list

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    It CLEARLY shows you that the LED can't be trusted. If the LED is blinking, saying it's reading a drive, with no drive in it at all it CANNOT be trusted. It's SOLID proof.
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    it's a state machine, if you don't know what it is, stop pretending you know how it behave in all states
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    So, it is irrelevant as the example out of normal using the dock with a drive for a purpose of EHD at DVR.
    You could propose to treat the LED activity light after immerse the dock under water with same point (by the way, if you don't understand why red light is blinking without a drive, I could explain to you). Oh! LOOK! IT's making blinks, sparks and fume! :eek:
     
  4. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Ok, well I'm doing trying to help you get a clue...

    Oh, btw, the Earth is round too. There is proof of that but I'm sure you'd argue about that one as well.
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    That would my last word: learn how devices working. HaND.
     
  6. Starrbuck

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    Wow, kids, please take it to private messages. We all don't need to see this..
     
  7. detroit_fan

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    woke up today to no external drive. found the problem to be the power button on my blackX dock. i know they had power button issues, but my button was pushed on when i got it a year ago and hasn't been pressed since, so somehow it failed without even being used.

    if i buy a new dock will i still be able to view my recordings, or will i have to format again?

    also, i kind of hate to buy another blackX since it failed in just 13 months, any suggestiosn for a more reliable dock that's inexpensive?
     
  8. drh

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    Just replace the power button.
     
  9. detroit_fan

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    any info on how to do that?
     
  10. Rich

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    Yup. Don't even try. You can return the dock for a new one and you'll not lose your recordings. They come with a 2 year warranty.

    Rich
     
  11. Rich

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    Seems simple, but it's not.

    Rich
     
  12. detroit_fan

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    thanks, i'll contact them through their site
     
  13. Rich

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    I just had one go bad and got a new one in return. Very easy people to deal with. First time I tried to return one, usually just threw them out when they went bad. I think I had to pay the shipping to them, tho. Still cheaper than buying a new one.

    Rich
     
  14. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I would fix without hesitation; pretty easy job for skilled EE :)
     
  15. RunnerFL

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    If you got a new dock you'd be just fine, no formatting required. If it were me I'd just bypass the switch completely.
     
  16. Rich

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    I tried. For an ~ $35 device it didn't seem worth the effort. If they were simple two wire on/off switches I would have fixed them. I've got plenty of spares, the one I tried to jump out got the sledgehammer treatment.

    By the way, after watching that movie clip you posted a couple days ago, I've been trying to duplicate what happens in the movie and I can't. I've tried a couple spare docks and both of my working docks. When I plug them in, they don't flash, all I get is a solid blue light. When I take the HDD out of the working docks, I wait until they've spun down and then power up the docks and I just get the solid blue lights. What were the circumstances when you made that clip? I don't doubt what I saw in the clip, I just can't replicate what I saw.

    Rich
     
  17. Rich

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    How many people reading this post are "skilled" EEs? Raise your hands.

    Rich
     
  18. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    mine behave like that if you turn it off, remove HDD, then turn it on

    but it is predetermined reaction, not a reason to make a 'cowboy's' conclusion like above :down:
     
  19. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    OK, OK ... those ppl who has moderate soldering skills


    excluding those who has sledgehammer nearby and short temper :D
     
  20. RunnerFL

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    Since I've been messing with Raspberry Pi's now for a bit I've gotten pretty good at working with small switches again. lol

    As for the dock all I have to do is plug in power and the red light just goes nuts. It still works fine but the red light doesn't only mean it's reading/writing. It's been that way since I got it and I haven't had any problem with it other than the red led not being reliable.
     

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