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Is my receiver dying?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by beer_geek, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. beer_geek

    beer_geek Legend

    Jun 14, 2007
    I have an HR22/100. I'm watching the football game tonight. My screen went blank for about 5 seconds and then the game came back on with the full banner displayed like I just changed the channel to the game. My buffer has been flushed. This has happened a half a dozen times in the past week.

    Any ideas?

  2. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    Run the Built in Self-test (BIST) to try and repair your hard drive. To run the hard drive checks, please follow these steps:

    * Reboot DVR via red button inside card door.
    * When you see "Running receiver self-check" press select
    * You will see "Entering Diagnostics Mode..."
    * Select Advanced Tests Menu -> Hard Drive utilities -> Short Smart test

    You can also run the file test, and the DVR can sometimes repair a bad file report.
    * If the other tests pass, run the surface test. Warning: This process could take several hours to complete. You may want to run it overnight.

    The good news is that every attempt is made to save programming. This is less destructive than a reformat all and could provide you with a more stable system if you are having problems that appear to be related to the hard drive.
  3. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    Sounds like some electronic thing on its circuit board is getting ready to completely fail.

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