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Replay 5040 acting up..anything else i can do before repla..

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June 19, 2004 7:52:30 PM

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My replay began to act up a few weeks ago, freezing all the time.
Called tech support and went through a few things, didn't fix it so
they told me to do a factory restore, was going to do it that night
(after watching a show on replay) but by then, the replay didn't even
work at all. Now it does power up, but holds on please wait screen.
From what I have read online, it appears these are classic symptoms of
a bad HD, problem is unit is out of warrenty and I don't really want
to pay the $100 to replace it already (seems it should last longer
than 2 years). Is there anything that may save it short of a HD
replacement?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

jw
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June 19, 2004 11:02:15 PM

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jw wrote:
> My replay began to act up a few weeks ago, freezing all the time.
> Called tech support and went through a few things, didn't fix it so
> they told me to do a factory restore, was going to do it that night
> (after watching a show on replay) but by then, the replay didn't even
> work at all. Now it does power up, but holds on please wait screen.
> From what I have read online, it appears these are classic symptoms of
> a bad HD, problem is unit is out of warrenty and I don't really want
> to pay the $100 to replace it already (seems it should last longer
> than 2 years). Is there anything that may save it short of a HD
> replacement?
>
> Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks
>
> jw
Replace it with a much bigger Maxtor and send the original drive back to
Maxtor for warranty replacement. The either put the warranty drive in a
PC or sell it.
Anonymous
June 22, 2004 11:57:37 AM

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Maxtor probably wont replace your drive as it will be listed as a OEM drive
and warranted by the vendor. Went through this with a toshiba drive already.


"Tony D" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> jw wrote:
> > My replay began to act up a few weeks ago, freezing all the time.
> > Called tech support and went through a few things, didn't fix it so
> > they told me to do a factory restore, was going to do it that night
> > (after watching a show on replay) but by then, the replay didn't even
> > work at all. Now it does power up, but holds on please wait screen.
> > From what I have read online, it appears these are classic symptoms of
> > a bad HD, problem is unit is out of warrenty and I don't really want
> > to pay the $100 to replace it already (seems it should last longer
> > than 2 years). Is there anything that may save it short of a HD
> > replacement?
> >
> > Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > jw
> Replace it with a much bigger Maxtor and send the original drive back to
> Maxtor for warranty replacement. The either put the warranty drive in a
> PC or sell it.
Anonymous
June 22, 2004 11:57:38 AM

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R M wrote:
> Maxtor probably wont replace your drive as it will be listed as a OEM drive
> and warranted by the vendor. Went through this with a toshiba drive already.
>
Went through this half a dozen times ith no problems. So have a few
hundred people on the AVS forum.
Anonymous
June 22, 2004 2:41:37 PM

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I only have computer experience. I guess the replay drive isnt tagged as OEM
then. Sorry.

"Tony D" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> R M wrote:
> > Maxtor probably wont replace your drive as it will be listed as a OEM
drive
> > and warranted by the vendor. Went through this with a toshiba drive
already.
> >
> Went through this half a dozen times ith no problems. So have a few
> hundred people on the AVS forum.
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