[mythtv-users] HD-PVR failure
james.orr7 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 6 16:17:08 UTC 2010
On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 2:01 PM, Greg <greg12866 at nycap.rr.com> wrote:
> On 12/05/2010 12:45 PM, 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>
>> > > 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
> I don't have a spare power brick, but that will be a lot cheaper than a
> new HD-PVR.
> Will this one work, it's 2.5A? http://amzn.com/B002FA5WE2
> There's also this one which is 2A: http://amzn.com/B002XFFHBM but the
> first one has amazon prime so I'd be able to get it sooner.
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> If it only 7 months old then it's under warranty..Contact them and have
> them issue a RMA.. I did have a power brick (the prong pulled out) go bad
> and they replaced it no questions asked.....
Another day, another failure. It did work for several recordings yesterday,
but failed again last night.
I called Hauppauge today (during which I discovered I had been pronouncing
it totally wrong). He wanted me to test with another source, unfortunately
I don't really have any component sources other than the cable box I'm
using, so he gave me an RMA number.
I'll send it back and see what happens. I can hook up to my PVR-250 again
until it returns.
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