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Upgrading the internal hard drive on an HR24

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by anleva, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    2 of my 4 "refurbs" never had warranty stickers and on one of them it was so obviously removed that the outline of "void" is still there.
     
  2. Rich

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    That Samsung must be a lot thinner than the WD EVDS. There is NO WAY you could fit that WD EVDS into the sled without modifying the sled.

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  3. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    Mine had a gray sled for the HDD. I even tried putting the WD EVDS in upside down and it wouldn't fit.

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  4. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    While the stickers are the most obvious...that's not the only way they can tell if one has been tampered with...
     
  5. matt

    matt New Member

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    Like the paint coming off on the screws, like the one I just got from D* last week? :lol:
     
  6. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    How about a quick bench test that can be done, as well as the operational device information (which included HDD information) that can be obtained. ;)
     
  7. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    And the "quick bench test" would be done by the "refurbishing" contractor? Before or after they repack and send the "refurb (what a joke!)" out to some unsuspecting customer? :lol:

    Rich
     
  8. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Then again...they can request a status report at will, which includes all the diagnostic information, including model, serial number, and other information on the internal hard drive.
     
  9. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    No one said they were good at "refurbishing" a DVR, just that it's done. :lol:

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  10. matt

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    Ah, now it makes sense! I was wondering how they would have known if you put the original drive back in before sending it back for "refurbishment", but if they did an audit while it was in service, that would sure do it.

    Wonder what their recourse would be? Total disconnection or just bricking the receiver?
     
  11. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I suspect it depends on the age/condition of the units.

    In the case of the newer HR24's (topic of this thread), they could do a refurbish pretty quickly from the looks of the "innards".
     
  12. matt

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    Especially with the mythical tool they have to open them. Would be funny if there were a bunch of cut up credit cards in the refurb place :lol:
     
  13. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Isn't that tool called a spudger?

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  14. Sim-X

    Sim-X Godfather

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    Couldn't agree more with you, when I said I opened up my HR24 I got attacked. It's absolutely ridiculous. There are a few people here who go around trolling reminding any rule breakers the law of the land, it's very annoying.

    No one cares about some stupid lease agreement that 99.9% don't read and it's not the trolls job to enforce it. I'm not saying there needs to be any discussion on it, but not once did I ever say I opened a leased receiver and frankly it is no ones business if I decide to open an IRD.

    You are always going to have those few people out there who have nothing better to do with there time then 2 be trollin.

    If anyone needs help opening there HR24 just let me know. (Owned of course :D)

    I have a 2TB internal WD-EVDS drive installed on my HR24-500 and it works wonderful. It is a little over kill now that I have 4 DVR's on MRV.
     
  15. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Promoting an act that violates a lease agreement is trolling, as opposed to pointing out those provisions. :rolleyes:

    That's done to help unknowing users from doing the wrong thing - simple as that.

    If you own yours - do what you will. I saw no evidence of anyone who indicated they had an owned unit being "attacked" in this thread.
     
  16. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Irony or Catch-22 - the info about HDD serial number, model, etc stored inside of system logs on THE drive. :D
     
  17. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    :lol: Yup.
     
  18. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    Think we could go back to the topic now? This is getting kinda boring. I believe we were told by the Mods that any conversations we had on the topic of putting large internals would be taken to mean that we were doing that to "owned" HRs and I've been doing just that.

    Rich
     
  19. Sim-X

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    Pretty sure no one promotes opening leases irds at all. Helping unknown users? Constant nag and reminders about opening up lease equipment is NOT needed. If you don't know that opening up your IRD that you leased violates the lease agreement then your an idiot. Owned or not it is NONE of your business if it is or not. I can't tell you how many comments I have seen of nags when a person is just asking for help and instead they are getting questioned by trolls. I have seen numerous people here purposely go out of there to chime in about the stupid lease agreement that most people don't care about. From now on just pretend that everyone owns there HR24 then you can quit losing sleep about the people that may be violating there lease agreement.

    I don't see people coming in here saying hey help me open my leased HR24. So stop assuming and stop caring if it is leased or not. It in NO WAY affects you what so ever. Stop thinking about it and maybe you can stop yourself from questioning it.

    If anyone wants advice on opening an HR24-500 I would be more than happy to help you as well as some other fine people here. I'm so sick of babies crying about the lease agreement when they shouldn't even be concerned about it in the first place.

    Don't Ask, Don't Tell, pretty simple
     
  20. Doug Brott

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    Hey, I've got an idea .. Let's get back on topic and off this whole "troll" kick. There really is no need for name calling by anyone.
     

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