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I was hoping somebody had the same trouble and could tell me what to do.
I had to unplug and move my 750gb FAP. Up until then the drive had no problems and worked fine. Of course the yellow light comes on, so I hooked the drive to the PC and ran the utility to shut it off (no other utilities were run). I kept the drive plugged in and swapped out the usb for the esata cable. Re-booted by pulling the plug on the dvr and waititng. It saw only the internal hard drive. I powered down the internal, unplugged it, and swapped in a new esat cable , checking for tightness. repowered and still can only see the internal drive list of (old) recorded programs. Anybody know what I can do to solve this? Thanks in advance!

I have the standard hd dvr via hdmi.
 

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gsa1 said:
I was hoping somebody had the same trouble and could tell me what to do.
I had to unplug and move my 750gb FAP. Up until then the drive had no problems and worked fine. Of course the yellow light comes on, so I hooked the drive to the PC and ran the utility to shut it off (no other utilities were run). I kept the drive plugged in and swapped out the usb for the esata cable. Re-booted by pulling the plug on the dvr and waititng. It saw only the internal hard drive. I powered down the internal, unplugged it, and swapped in a new esat cable , checking for tightness. repowered and still can only see the internal drive list of (old) recorded programs. Anybody know what I can do to solve this? Thanks in advance!

I have the standard hd dvr via hdmi.
The last chance hookup for an eSATA is: Pull both power cords. Plug jumper wire in to both the DVR and the eSATA. Plug in the eSATA and listen to it boot up. Should only take a couple seconds. Go get a glass of water, drink the glass of water. Plug the DVR in. Check the Playlist and you should see the eSATA's playlist.

If that doesn't work, one of two things have happened: You jumper cord is bad. To check this, unplug both the eSATA and the DVR and then reverse the jumper. Go thru the startup protocol listed above. If it still doesn't work, rethink what you did when you hooked up the FAP to your computer. Try hooking it up to the computer again and put everything you changed back to where they were.

If that doesn't work, you might have a bad FAP. I knocked one over and it made so much noise after that I had to get rid of it. The only other problem I had occurred when I hooked one up to a 20-100 and the 100 promptly destroyed the FAP. When I tried to run that 100 without an eSATA it promptly destroyed it's infernal drive. Gotta blame that on the 100.

You get a five year replacement guaranty with each FAP, so if you have to replace it you won't have to spend any money.

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Thanks, I was able get the esata connection to work. But i can't get the fap lights off utilities to engage while the drive is connected to the PC and the dvr together.

I can get the yellow light to go off if i just use the usb to connect the pc and the drive. But i can't get the dvr to see the external drive after i reconnect it. this is a pain...
 

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Thanks, I was able get the esata connection to work. But i can't get the fap lights off utilities to engage while the drive is connected to the PC and the dvr together.

I can get the yellow light to go off if i just use the usb to connect the pc and the drive. But i can't get the dvr to see the external drive after i reconnect it. this is a pain...
I'll probably get flamed for saying this, but... I can't really see the point of hooking up a 20/21 to a computer. I can appreciate the VOD and the Media Share thingee, but is it really worth the hassle? And the chance of one of the devices screwing up the other or both of them crashing and burning?

Regarding the FAP lights: put electrical tape over the light. Scotch 88 is what I use. Safer than hooking up the DVR to the computer.

Rich
 
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