[mythtv-users] HD-PVR failure
jedi at mishnet.org
Sun Dec 5 18:14:23 UTC 2010
On Sun, Dec 05, 2010 at 12:45:37PM -0500, James Orr wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 12:16 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> > On Sunday, December 05, 2010 10:07:10 am James Orr wrote:
> > > On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 11:18 AM, James Orr <james.orr7 at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > > On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 11:12 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> > > >> On Saturday, December 04, 2010 08:58:18 am James Orr wrote:
> > > >> > Happened again last night, that's now 3 times in one week with
> > > >> > nothing in the preceding 6 months? Could it be a temperature
> > > >> > thing?
> > > >> >
> > > >> > It's a lot colder now and that's the only thing that's
> > > >> > different.
> > > >>
> > > >> Is your HD-PVR located in unconditioned space? Is your indoor
> > > >> temperature really different now?
> > > >>
> > > >> Usually cooler temps are good for electronics, and it's a *change*
> > > >> in temperature that can cause problems with chips migrating out
> > > >> of sockets, PC boards cracking and things like that.
> > > >>
> > > >> I'd be surprised if your problem is temperature related, unless
> > > >> the unit itself is exposed to extreme or repeated wide
> > > >> temperature swings.
> > > >
> > > > It is in the basement, it's not totally unheated (in fact it's only
> > > > a few feet from the furnace) but it's certainly colder than the
> > > > rest of the house.
> > >
> > > It's now starting to happen pretty much all the time, and within
> > > recordings. This one failed 8 minutes into an hour long recording
> > > ...
> > >
> > > 2010-12-05 09:08:36.657 DevRdB(/dev/video0) Error: Poll giving up
> > > 2010-12-05 09:08:36.673 MPEGRec(/dev/video0) Error: Device error
> > > detected 2010-12-05 09:08:36.697 DevRdB(/dev/video0): Stop(): Not
> > > running. 2010-12-05 09:08:49.845 [h264 @ 0xb7153fa0]error while
> > > decoding MB 95 27, bytestream (-5)
> > > 2010-12-05 09:09:05.559 MPEGRec(/dev/video0) Error: StartEncoding
> > > failed eno: Resource temporarily unavailable (11) 2010-12-05
> > > 09:09:07.569 MPEGRec(/dev/video0) Warning: Unable to set audio
> > > input.
> > > 2010-12-05 09:09:17.036 RecBase(7:/dev/video0):
> > > GetKeyframePositions(894,9223372036854775807,#112) out of 120
> > >
> > > Is this more than the usual problem? Is my HD-PVR broken?
> > A common problem with the HD-PVR (and the HDHR) is a bad power brick. If
> > you have a spare 5 volt source at 3 amps or more of some type I'd try
> > replacing that and see if it makes a difference.
> > ISTR some of the very early HD-PVRs had a problem that caused them to
> > run very hot, you might also check the temperature of your unit.
> If anything it's cold, and it's not a very early HD-PVR, about 7 months old.
> I don't have a spare power brick, but that will be a lot cheaper than a new
I just had a unit fail on me. I replaced it and it appears to have been the
power supply. I've ordered another power supply from Amazon based on the specs
written on the old PS (5V/2A). If that aftermarket PS works out, I will post
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