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I got a weird message on my reciever this afternoon about it being too hot and that the current temp was around 141. I haven't had any problems prior to this. The side of the receiver is very hot. It's almost too hot to the touch. My receiver isn't in an enclosed area. I can't hear any noise at all coming from the inside when it is on and working properly. Is there a chance the fan could have gone out? How can I check the system temperature?
 

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You could try a power button reset(push the power button for 5secs.) The box should go into a reboot. During the reboot you should hear the fan spin up. If you don't there very well could be a problem. If you hear no fan spin up then the best thing to do is contact E* for a replacement box.
 

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EXTACAMO said:
You could try a power button reset(push the power button for 5secs.) The box should go into a reboot. During the reboot you should hear the fan spin up. If you don't there very well could be a problem. If you hear no fan spin up then the best thing to do is contact E* for a replacement box.
It's possible that the fan is working but the thermostat isn't.
 

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wwfmike said:
How can I check the system temperature?
Menu >6 >3 >Counters
Press Page Down on the remote until you get to the Hard Drive Counters section. The temperatures will be listed there, #'s 3, 4, & 5.
 

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My receiver is running at 135 degrees. Heats my entire room up. Nothing is even around it! I unplug it a few hours during the evening to give my AC a rest.

Can't wait until this winter, between my computer and 622, I do not see a need for a heater.
 

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Yep, my 622 is or was the same way until I took the advice in these forums and rigged an external fan. I used a common case fan powered by the 622's USB port and set it at the rear left hand side of the case to help draw the heat out. Worked wonders.
 

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FYI:

From Seagate's site (covers Seagate and Maxtor):

Most high speed hard drives are designed for an operational temperature of between 5 and 55°C (131°F). Ambient case temperatures above 55°C (131°F) or below 5°C (41°F) can decrease drive reliability, performance, and product life.

From Western Digital's site:

The normal operating range for WD SCSI drives is 41 to 131 degrees Fahrenheit (5 to 55 degrees Celsius). Ensure that your system has adequate cooling to maintain this range. This may require forced air-cooling to meet specified operating temperatures.

In other words 131 degrees is the manufacturers' recommended MAXIMUM operating temperature.
 

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Note that both my 722s, a new one and a refurb, both of which are located in open areas without any impediment to air flow, report HD temps of around 134°F.

Without additional cooling I've no idea how the 722 could stay within design limits for the drive, so I don't know how the 622 would, either…
 

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kucharsk said:
Note that both my 722s, a new one and a refurb, both of which are located in open areas without any impediment to air flow, report HD temps of around 134°F.

Without additional cooling I've no idea how the 722 could stay within design limits for the drive, so I don't know how the 622 would, either…
I agree with you completely. I'm waiting for it to break!
 
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