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Here is something pretty cool that I found today. Instructions on how to make your 501/508 reboot. This can be used if you are having minor problems with software etc.. I used this today on a customers 501 that was displaying the same symptoms in this earlier post >http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8135 and it seemed to really help. WARNING!!!!, THIS WILL CAUSE YOUR HARDRIVE TO ERASE ALL RECORDED PROGRAMS, SO USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!!

From the "Diagnostics" screen:
In succession press the INFO button, the RIGHT ARROW,
then the LEFT ARROW.
That should take you to a screen labeled "Memory Dump
and Device Status".

While in the "Memory Dump" screen:
Press the STOP button on the remote.

Then pull the AC power cord, wait a second or two,
then replace it.
 

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This is a "Memory Dump." It should not erase recorded PVR events but it should reset any customized settings (like EPG display, etc.) to factory default.

A "Hard Reboot" is simply holding the Power Button on the front panel of a PVR in for several seconds or pulling the AC plug.

A "Soft Reboot" is pulling the access card.
 

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Can someone clearly list the different types of reboots?

I do the "power button reset" on a regular basis. This just seems to reset the system, but thankfully does not erase any configs or PVR events.

What type of reboot is triggered by pulling the access card?

Thanks!

-todd
 
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