[mythtv-users] HDPVR problems - power supply again?
mythtv-users2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu
Mon Aug 12 13:29:55 UTC 2019
On 8/12/19 9:14 AM, DryHeat122 . wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 12, 2019, 5:17 AM Justin Alcorn <justin at jalcorn.net
> <mailto:justin at jalcorn.net>> wrote:
> I had similar problems. The powersupply fixed it.
> Justin B. Alcorn
> The views expressed are not necessarily my own, much less anyone
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> On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 1:16 AM DryHeat122 . <dryheat122 at gmail.com
> <mailto:dryheat122 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> After a very long period of reliable service, my HDPVR is
> failing to start recordings and/or starting them then dropping
> them after around 30 sec. Logs show recorder failed errors.
> My natural impulse is to think the HDPVR has trashed yet
> another power supply. I think the current one is its 4th. But
> have never had this particular symptom before, so thought I'd
> better ask.
> Does anyone know why these boxes are so hard on power supplies? I've
> never had another device that was like this before.
I don't think it's the device, so much as the power supply Hauppague
sells with it using inferior parts. You might be able to find a better
third-party wall wart.
Personally, I wired up a couple of USB cables directly to my server's 5v
power supply, and I've not had any trouble since.
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