the only advice i can offer is process of elimination to find the problem.
Start with simple things to fix it then work your way up. I would try the following in this order
make sure the unit is cool to touch if the case is warm place it in a well ventilated area propped up 2-4 inches to allow air circulation. Don't really understand why the air vents are under the unit. The legs are so short which doesn't allow enough air flow.
1) soft reboot (hold the power button for 8sec)
2) hard reboot (unplug the unit for 5 mins)
3) open the case and vacuum any dust
4) open the case and unplug the hard drive
If someone solves it please post it so others can learn.
is there a solution to this yet? I am having a similar issue on the 9200. Will try the above suggestions but was curious if there were any updates. Did you have to replace the receiver or were you successful in getting it running again?
The same problem on two PVRs sounds very odd. I would disconnect the satellite feeds and see if it goes away. In any event, do not unplug for a couple of hours in case it is doing some kind of diagnostics or updating firmware.
i bought 2 new 9242 off kiji both did same thing fan running fast green light flashing got one working played with remote for hours finally power light kicked on got picture update downloaded second one no luck tried unplugging hard-drive reboot numerous times no luck guess will send to bell apparantly they charge 150.00 to look at it
Thanks for the tip. Many people have had capacitor issues with Bell STBs and if you search for that term here (capacitor, and STB model number) you'll find several threads on the topic, along with DIY repair tips, etc.
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