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Weird New Problem with one of my 622's

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by the admiral, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. the admiral

    the admiral New Member

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    I have two identical 622's running L713 software. One runs great but the other one has started doing weird things. When the weather is great outside, it gets that picture like when you get bad rain or wind fade, so bad it is un-watchable.

    To be more specific, the moving part of each picture seems to smear and pixelate horribly. When it gets really bad, the machine shuts down and reboots.

    I have great signal strength on this box and the other 622 shares this same dish.

    Any ideas. The box is 5+ years old.
     
  2. some guy

    some guy Godfather

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    I would run a checkswitch to see if it helps. If not, try swapping boxes, re running a checkswitch on each box and see if the issue remains in that room or if it follows the receiver. If its rebooting, I would also temporarily bypass your surge protector to see if it helps.
     
  3. peano

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    I suspect the hard drive is failing.
     
  4. the admiral

    the admiral New Member

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    I have it on an APC UPS, could that be the problem?
     
  5. Grandude

    Grandude RichardParker II

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    Shouldn't be a problem. I have everything running on various UPS's. Even have a small one powering the DPP44 switch.
     
  6. Rduce

    Rduce Legend

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    I have to agree with what has already been posted, hard drive, not surprising considering it is a 622, probably original hard drive.
     
  7. the admiral

    the admiral New Member

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    I tried doing check switch, removing UPS etc.. Still acting up. I have realized that it mainly messes up when there are two programs recording at the same time. Does that sound like the disk drive?

    Also, if I have to replace the unit, can back it up with the External Hard Drive and reload on the new unit?
     
  8. some guy

    some guy Godfather

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    Yes and Yes
     
  9. Michael P

    Michael P Hall Of Fame

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    Actually I used to have a similar issue. It turned out to be a bad LNB. There is record of system health in the menu. I'm not at home right now to tell you how to find it right now. DPP+ LNB's do go bad over time, they start to drift. My problem went away when E* replaced it.
     

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