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post #1 of (permalink) Old 2006-08-15, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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Receiver and hard drive diagnostics shortcuts

This has been requested many times. Here is the list of diagnostics shortcuts for the receivers. This is being reposted with updated shortcuts and more detailed information.


All models

Accessing the memory dump screen:
Press Menu, 6 (System Setup), 3 (Diagnostics).
Within 5 seconds press Info, Browse, Theme.

Clear NVRAM:
You should be at the Memory Dump screen.
Press TV/Video.
A different screen will pop up telling you that you have erased the NVram.
Then just press the power button on the receiver.
You will lose all favorites, timers and customized settings.

VCO Diagnostics (Voltage-Controlled Oscillator tests satellite tuner):
You should be at the Memory Dump screen.
Press Pause, 9


5100/5800/5900 models E548+

Clear NVRAM:
You should be at the Memory Dump screen.
Press Stop then TV/Video.
A different screen will pop up telling you that you have erased the NVram.
Then just hold the power button on the receiver until the red record light illuminates.
You will lose all favorites, timers and customized settings.

Format HDD:
You should be at the Memory Dump screen.
Press Play, Play, Recall
You will lose all recordings!

HDD Short Diagnostics (DST-1):
You should be at the Memory Dump screen.
Press Pause, 1

HDD Long Diagnostics (DST-2):
You should be at the Memory Dump screen.
Press Pause, 2

HDD Long Diagnostics (DST-2) including Transfer Rate test:
You should be at the Memory Dump screen.
Press Pause, 3

HDD FET Diagnostics:
You should be at the Memory Dump screen.
Press Pause, 6

Diagnostics + Reset LBA Failure Condition:
You should be at the Memory Dump screen.
Press Pause, 8
You may lose all recordings!

Activate screensaver:
You should be at the Memory Dump screen.
Press Pause, 0


5200/9200 models

Format HDD:
You should be at the Memory Dump screen.
Press Play, Play, Recall
You will lose all recordings!

HDD Short Diagnostics (DST-1):
You should be at the Memory Dump screen.
Press Pause, 1

HDD Long Diagnostics (DST-2):
You should be at the Memory Dump screen.
Press Pause, 2
If errors are found it may format the hard drive!

HDD Long Diagnostics (DST-2) including Transfer Rate test:
You should be at the Memory Dump screen.
Press Pause, 3
If errors are found it may format the hard drive!

HDD FET Diagnostics:
You should be at the Memory Dump screen.
Press Pause, 6

Diagnostics + Reset LBA Failure Condition:
You should be at the Memory Dump screen.
Press Pause, 8
You may lose all recordings!


Notice from Hugh:
DISCLAIMER

DHC takes no responsibility for any problems you encounter performing the actions detailed above. I don't recommend doing any of these things unless you are fully aware of what you are doing. Our recommendation is to contact Bell before performing the procedures listed above. By performing these actions, you acknowledge that you take full responsibility for any problems that may occur.
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