[mythtv-users] HDHomeRun Prime failure

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Wed May 3 14:57:03 UTC 2017

On 03/05/17 15:42, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
> 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
> there.
> 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).
Perhaps it might also be worth investing in a surge arrestor to prevent similar occurrences in the 


Mike Perkins

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