2011-12-01, 03:24 PM
Silly question, but i would like some suggestions.....
I just purchased a Shaw HD PVR expander.....
I noticed that when I turn it on I hear a bit of an annoying light thumping sound (probably the sound of the hardware performing). Does anyone have any advice on how i could reduce the noise of this thumping sound on my new PVR expander?
suggestions would be greatly appreciated
2011-12-01, 04:11 PM
on mine I only hear a gentle whirring. Once and a while you can hear the heads moving but only if its very quiet.
Which expander do you have? Blue and silver or the grey and orange one?
Put felt pads or something else soft under it? Place it so that it's not as audible (at the back, not near reflective hard surfaces, etc)
2011-12-01, 04:24 PM
Just make sure the soft item does not cover vent ports :)
2011-12-01, 05:52 PM
The PVR is sliver
thanks for the info
one more question.... I have two HD Terminals, one upstairs (with PVR) and one downstairs (without PVR). Would the PVR expander work downstairs?
2011-12-01, 07:26 PM
The silver one comes with a stand to place it upright, you can try that to see if it lessens the noise.
As far as moving you expander it would depend on which box you have, but you can not move shows around. When you hook it up to a different box the 1st step required is to format it to that box.
2011-12-01, 09:11 PM
i do use the stand and i still hear the thumping noise. Oh well, it is what it is
2011-12-02, 09:21 PM
sometimes just propping up one end can straighten out any challenges that could cause the drive to spin improperly. If both of the PVR are Pace then you have some options, however if there is a Motorola you don't really. (Motorola's require a format and loss of all previous recordings when connected.) Pace terminals allow you to choose not to format and just add new content which would only be viewable on that new terminal. Should you return the Expander to the original terminal the original recordings would still be there. Assuming you selected no to the format prompt.
2012-01-30, 03:52 PM
When I first heard the noise it was very soon after installing the expander. For a long time I thought it was some type of static coming from a speaker. But I could not identify the source. Discussing this with my son who sleeps in bedroom below the TV room. He told me what the source is and he is right. It's the expander. We can hear it even when watching a TV program. It is very annoying.
Has anyone returned the item and tried an exchanged model?
2012-01-30, 05:29 PM
I use 57's idea. I put four 1" round felt pads, that I got at Home Depot, under the corners(one at each corner) and that took care of both the sound and cooling issues. Only cost a few dollars and no more annoying noise being transmitted through whatever surface it was sitting on.