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Transfering a hard drive to different 5040

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Anonymous
August 23, 2004 8:45:08 PM

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I have a 5040 which appears to have a dead output. So far I have not
been able to bring that part back to life so my TV is receiving no signal
from it from either of two output sources. It appears to be fully
functional otherwise, and appears to reboot, re sync after a reboot and to
record programs as programmed before this happened.

I am considering buying a factory referb and swapping the hard drives.
I hope to keep the same service activation and all the shows that are not
sitting on the old hard drive.

Does anyone know if this will work. Of do you have any other
suggestions.

--
Joseph E. Meehan

26 + 6 = 1 It's Irish Math
Anonymous
August 25, 2004 2:08:37 AM

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The activation is by a serial number that is embedded in a ROM chip on the
motherboard.

"Joseph Meehan" <sligojoeS_PAM_2@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I have a 5040 which appears to have a dead output. So far I have not
> been able to bring that part back to life so my TV is receiving no signal
> from it from either of two output sources. It appears to be fully
> functional otherwise, and appears to reboot, re sync after a reboot and to
> record programs as programmed before this happened.
>
> I am considering buying a factory referb and swapping the hard drives.
> I hope to keep the same service activation and all the shows that are not
> sitting on the old hard drive.
>
> Does anyone know if this will work. Of do you have any other
> suggestions.
>
> --
> Joseph E. Meehan
>
> 26 + 6 = 1 It's Irish Math
>
>
>
August 25, 2004 6:42:41 AM

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>The activation is by a serial number that is embedded in a ROM chip on the
>motherboard.

That brings up an interesting question. How does Mikey swap out a bad system
board?
Anonymous
August 25, 2004 7:22:57 PM

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All showstopper were sold with activation, It does not make any difference
what the serial number is.
!