Originally posted by Loose Cannon
Thanks for your post. If I change out the hard drive and follow the Ben Riser page how do I assure thatthe new hard drive works properly?
There is always a risk when you upgrade hardware (there's actually a risk of failure anytime is plugged in and your using it).
If you've tried ALL the reset procedures (including the Jenny code)...
It would be helpful to verify that the old hard drive is really defective and it's not something else in the Dishplayer). The best way is to plug the drive into a PC and run the Drive vendor diagnostics.
You can minimize the risk by using a hard drive that others have reported to work. My favorites are the Western Digital 120 gig or less as all seem to be compatible. Some Maxtors have been problamatic. Try a search in this forum "Dishplayer Hard Drive" and you'll get a lot more info.
Wearing a wrist strap will also reduce risk of failure (I generally just try to keep one hand on a 'ground'). Swapping a Dishplayer hard drive is easier then swapping one on a PC - if you can do that, you can definately do this.
Once the drive is in the Dishplayer, record till it fills up (programs start dropping off). Make sure you get the expected number of hours (1 hour is approximately 1.4 gig).
If you're very nervous about the swap, you shouldn't do it.
Also, has anyone noticed that the paint comes off the buttons of the dishnetwork 7200 remote?
No, but I don't use that remote on a daily basis.