[mythtv-users] HDHomeRun Died

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Mon Nov 9 19:33:38 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 2:29 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Monday 09 November 2009 12:07:32 Mitch Gore wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have had my HDHR since its initial release approx.  (2007ish)  over the
>> weekend all the suddon it quit working.  Only power light turns on.
>> SiliconDust says its a hardware issue and I need to replace.  I was
>> thinking about cracking it open and seeing if i could see what was wrong.
>> Anyone tried this?  Success?
> The first thing I'd check is the power supply (wall wart). Although your power
> LED illuminates, it's possible you are getting insufficient current. If this
> is the original power brick, and you have never replaced it, this is a very
> likely scenario.

That's just what I was about to say.  When I had this problem earlier
this year, SD replaced my wall wart at no cost, despite the fact that
the unit was out of warranty.  It's been working fine since then.

If you can find a compatible plug lying around (I used one from an
ethernet switch), it's an easy thing to test.


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