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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 2017-11-15, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Fan won't stop working

I had a power outage today, and when the power came back on the fan in my PVR kept going and going and going. I tried to unplug it and replug it, but the fan won't stop working. the box is in a well ventilated area so i know that's not the problem.

anyone on here have any tips or do you know what the problem is.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 2017-11-30, 05:24 AM
 
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Probably a little late now but just a couple of thoughts.

If the PVR is old and the fan has significant dust accumulation that might explain the fan being on more than usual. That doesn't match up to a power failure though.

Many of the PVR models have a diagnostics menu that will display things like system and harddrive temperatures. I would try to look those up to see if the temperatures really are too high. Perhaps that may yields some clues.
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Is your PVR plugged into a surge suppressor? It is possible that a slight power surge when the power came back on caused some damage.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 2017-12-02, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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I took a compressed air can and undusted the box....still didn't work

I don't know how to access the diagnostics menu or where i could find the box temperature, but i.m 99.9 % sure that a high box temperature is not the problem since were in the winter here and the box is in the basement

I'll have to check for the surge suppressor. if it's not hooked up to a surge suppressor and if i did hook it up to a surge suppressor would it work now or has the damage already been done?

I starting to believe that the power surge theory is the one that makes the most sense here.

Always open to more of your theories and solutions out there

thanks guys
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I don't know how to access the diagnostics menu or where i could find the box temperature, but i.m 99.9 % sure that a high box temperature is not the problem since were in the winter here and the box is in the basement
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If a surge has hit the unit, then the damage could be done. A UPS is recommended for PVRs and is more than a surge suppressor, which may prevent future issues.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 2017-12-02, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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screw it. I know temperature is not a problem so i'm not doing the test
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