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Working eSata Setups:

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by houskamp, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. dminches

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    Has anyone tried bypassing the power switch? Mine recently failed while the unit was on and not being touched. Once I put it into use I had not touched it. However, it failed and shut power off to the unit. The dock is great but the reliability is crap.
     
  2. CCarncross

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    Are you sure its the button and not the power brick? I believe a few initial reports that the button had failed ending up being failed power bricks.
     
  3. dminches

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    I assumed it was the button since it won't click in any more.
     
  4. Rich

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    I tried it. It's not a normal on/off switch. I failed and took the sledgehammer to it.

    You should call TT and return it. It's easy.

    Rich
     
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  5. Rich

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    Good assumption.

    Rich
     
  6. Trila

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    They are $33 on Newegg.

    I would just sledge it like he did and order another one.

    They was on sale for only $22 the other day.
     
  7. P Smith

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    Oh man! :)

    It's just 1/2 hour work with a screwdriver and soldering iron ...
     
  8. dminches

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    That's what I figured. Have you done this?
     
  9. dminches

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    I already bought a new one but I figured I should try to salvage the broken one if it is only the switch.
     
  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I've done many things .. he he .. see my posts here and there.
     
  11. Rich

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    If it was that easy, I'd have done it.

    Rich
     
  12. P Smith

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    :D


    Perhaps it was your bad luck... I bought second TT that time when it was on promo ($18 rebate), when it was ? Year ago ? The dock working (connected to PC and to OTA DVR) fine with very harsh using: I'm pressing the button at list twice per day and often clicking it 10s times as testing a drive switching between PC and DVR.
    Or our fingers are different ... you know, some guys has green thumb ;)
     
  13. Rich

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    Yup, it must have been my fault... :scratchin

    Rich
     
  14. steelgtr

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    Hi Guys

    sorry to cross post.

    Need a recommendation for an HR20-100 external drive setup?

    thx

    bob
     
  15. unixguru

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    I would recommend not bothering with an HR20 external drive. You're gonna lose any programming you have saved anyway.

    Upgrade to an HR24 and then get a recommended drive for it.

    Of course DirecTV won't let you upgrade even though the HR20 is so obsolete they won't even collect them anymore. Might I suggest either a hardware failure ;) or adding a new DVR followed shortly thereafter with deactivating the HR20 !devil12:
     
  16. steelgtr

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  17. P Smith

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    manual dual booting ! you'll need to connect/disconnect eSATA cable to do that
     
  18. steelgtr

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    I'm confused. Either you will lose the internal recordings or you won't? I'm getting conflicting answers. He would kill me if we lost all his movies! HR20-100


    bob
     
  19. P Smith

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    just do reading posts here (we don't have conflicting answers here)

    internal/external drive are exclusive; all SL and events still intact after _manual_ switching/rebooting
     
  20. lucky13

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    Question for Rich or anyone else who can help.

    I had an HR44-500 and an HR24-100 hooked up today.

    On the 24, I successfully added a WD20EVDS (2TB) in a TT Blacx.

    On the 44, I'm trying to connect a WD30EZRX in the same model TT, but I can't get the Genie to see the drive.

    The LED on the TT connected to the 24 is red and blue.
    The LED on the TT connected to the 44 is blue only. I can feel the drive spinning.

    I've tried this with two different eSATA cables.

    I have had eSATAs running on five other HRs, so I'm not a newbie at this.

    Any suggestions? Am I overlooking something?
     

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