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2015-06-30 03:33 AM
jumpy27 Take it to a TV repair shop.
2015-06-29 01:14 PM
grandriver125 Thanks JD. Only problem is that I don't have a clue who could fix my 9242 if that is the problem. Does one just pull out the bad capacitors and snap in replacements? I assume Bell doesn't provide such service? I wouldn't have a clue where to buy replacements. Do local satellite shops usually do this work?

GR
2015-06-23 06:17 PM
jdevlin Sounds like the issue those units have with the capacitors going bad.
Check out this thread
http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/58-b...locations.html
2015-06-23 03:19 PM
grandriver125 Well, six years since the last post in this thread. One of our two 9242 PVRs packed it in last week. First HD pictures went then regular def. I moved the second unit from our bedroom to our family room and moved the problem unit to my bedroom . The family room has a dedicated dish with two inputs to the receiver. The bedroom unit had one cable and thanks to Pinza last year I added the correct splitter and changed out the LNBs on the second dish to be able to use the dual receiver.

When I connected the problem unit in the bedroom it acted up even more. Had a difficult time connecting to the satellites and it would freeze regularly. I bit the bullet and cleared the hard drive (foolish - should have transferred the keepers to the EHD first since it was still working), reset factory settings, restarted - no improvement. Rebooted by holding in the power key - no improvement. I then installed our spare 6400 in the bedroom and after syncing it eventually works fine. Now I'll add an EHD to make it a PVR. Picture quality is excellent.

I installed the EHD on the unit I moved to the family room and IT WORKED FINE. Only good news.

We've owned all of our receivers except for the one that failed (which was replaced a couple of years ago at no charge when the drive failed). They talked me into the lease to own at that time and I did not notice it came off the lease last November when we were in Florida. So, no free replacement. I note on the Bell site that the dual PVR now has a much larger drive and it appears to be labelled 9400. However, when I access online through my account what they offer seems to be what we have now. Pity they don't have a discount for the people who have already purchased and now have to buy again because of such an early failure. One would hope two units would last more than 7 years.

I'm still wondering what procedures I can use to see if the problem PVR can be rehabilitated? The drive appears to be working fine. Any suggestions?

Thanks

GR
2009-09-22 07:52 AM
dosborne
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Originally Posted by MeatBag View Post
Thanks scrooloose! I just tried the EHD again and all is well.

Perhaps the PVR needed more time to learn it was on the same account, although I had waited for my programming to synch first last time.

Now to test if this replacement 9242 can actually use the EHD properly...
I think it is more likely that the unit required a formware update as this rules regarding this function were changed via a firmware update.

FYI - copying the files via linux, formatting the drive and copying the files back would not likely work either as the IRD would still be unlikely to recognise the authorization to access the drive.
2009-09-18 05:41 PM
waterug Currently I am renting a 9242 and I assume that is what you have. Was the "new" receiver brand new or a refurb?
2009-09-18 04:15 PM
MeatBag Thanks scrooloose! I just tried the EHD again and all is well.

Perhaps the PVR needed more time to learn it was on the same account, although I had waited for my programming to synch first last time.

Now to test if this replacement 9242 can actually use the EHD properly...
2009-09-18 01:40 PM
scrooloose That's odd, because I just did almost the same thing except that it simply asked if I wanted to manage the recordings on the detected drive. I answered yes and everything was intact and accessible. Mine was to a new 9242 though, not a refurb.

-Mike
2009-09-18 12:27 PM
MeatBag Hello everyone,

I received a replacement 9242 today from Bell. It's hooked up and functioning.

I'd like to connect the EHD full of recordings from my old 9242.

It detects but only gives me the option to format.

I thought the three strikes rule would allow me to move my EHD between 9242's on the same account?

Am I doing something wrong, or is there some way I can use Linux to move the recordings off, format the drive on the new PVR, then use linux again to move the recordings back to the EHD?

Thanks for any suggestions!
2009-08-31 09:12 PM
mikha27 It should work,

I have an Iomega 1Tb model GDHDU, got it at FS and it's been working fine for 3 months now.
2009-08-31 06:21 PM
CenturyBreak
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Originally Posted by 6star View Post
Is anyone successfully using an Iomega Prestige 1TB EHD (34275 version) with the 9242 PVR? What internal HD is inside?

I ordered one from Dell.ca to replace the current Ultra Speed 500GB EHD. It is on sale for $99.99.
I was interested in knowing this as well... it's on sale yet again at Dell Canada for this price.
2009-07-21 11:13 PM
6star
Iomega Prestige 1TB EHD

Is anyone successfully using an Iomega Prestige 1TB EHD (34275 version) with the 9242 PVR? What internal HD is inside?

I ordered one from Dell.ca to replace the current Ultra Speed 500GB EHD. It is on sale for $99.99.
2009-07-19 07:12 PM
ScaryBob That is correct. Just don't turn it off while archiving. Some of the newer "green" drives only consume 3w to 4w at idle so not much power is saved with those. IIRC, the 9200 and 9242 consume about 35w, on or off.
2009-07-19 03:05 PM
jb1 The 9242 does not support standby, but you can switch the drives off. I use a docking station, and I turn it off and leave it off unless I am archiving or restoring. Since the EHD is not actively used by the machine, there is no need to leave it on. Each time I turn it on, the 9242 recognizes the new USB device, and the connection is made. This has not caused me any problems in terms of the disconnect/drive associated with other receiver errors.
2009-07-19 10:52 AM
ScaryBob
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Do you find that the WD makes a lot of noise
I find that WD drives are typically very quiet but none are totally silent. One trick is to place the EHD on a cushioning pad to absorb vibration. I use a WD Green series, which may be quieter than other models. The drive runs 24/7 because the 9242 does not support drive standby.
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