[mythtv-users] HDHomeRun Prime failure

Gary Buhrmaster gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
Wed May 3 14:42:45 UTC 2017

On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 1:43 PM, David Hampton <mythtv at dhampton.net> wrote:
> I had a power failure last night, and this morning my HDHR3-6CC won't
> power back up. I remember some of the smaller units having problems
> that were solved by replacing the power brick, but this unit has an
> internal power supply. Does anyone have suggestions on how to fix it?
> Thanks.

The 6CC's power supply is likely dead due to its age
(it is a common failure mode).  It is a fairly standard
open frame design.  SiliconDust sells a replacement
(at what is a more or less nominal cost).  You can also
source it locally(*).  Digikey and mouser and jameco
all sell substitutes too, but as the particular model
that was in the 6CC has been rev'ed, you need to
know your open frame designs to follow the new
numbers, and the single unit pricing (with shipping)
usually makes it cheaper to purchase the replacement
from SiliconDust.  I believe SliconDust asks that you
open a support ticket and just say your 6CC power
supply appears to be dead, and they take it from

For the more adventurous, the part that (usually)
fails can be replaced, but it does require a different
type of expertice.

(*) HSC (Halted) has the OEM power supply in the
back room in the power supply aisle, if you are
local to Halted (but you have to know what you
are looking for, for it is in the bin with other supplies).

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