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Anonymous
July 10, 2005 8:16:47 AM

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Well, I knew it had to happen sooner or later. One of my RTV units, a
5040, is in a permanent "Please Wait" mode and the machine is making a
ticking sound like a clock. I've done several power off reboots with no
change.
Does this sound like a disk problem or is the ticking a symptom of
something else? What is the easiest (not necessarily cheapest) way to
fix it? I know I can send it back to RTV but where's the best place to
get a pre-flashed drive (I don't want to crack open my PC)? TIA for
suggestions.

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Anonymous
July 10, 2005 8:16:48 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

BruceR wrote:
> Well, I knew it had to happen sooner or later. One of my RTV units, a
> 5040, is in a permanent "Please Wait" mode and the machine is making a
> ticking sound like a clock. I've done several power off reboots with no
> change.
> Does this sound like a disk problem or is the ticking a symptom of
> something else? What is the easiest (not necessarily cheapest) way to
> fix it? I know I can send it back to RTV but where's the best place to
> get a pre-flashed drive (I don't want to crack open my PC)? TIA for
> suggestions.
>
>
Mikeyboy on the Replay forum at avsforums.com sells prepared drives
(among others), though the procedure is simpple enough to do yourself.
You can look at Gary's site:


http://www.replaytvupgrade.com/
Anonymous
July 10, 2005 8:32:44 AM

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I'll check him out right now, thanks!

From:Tony D
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> BruceR wrote:
>> Well, I knew it had to happen sooner or later. One of my RTV units, a
>> 5040, is in a permanent "Please Wait" mode and the machine is making
>> a ticking sound like a clock. I've done several power off reboots
>> with no change.
>> Does this sound like a disk problem or is the ticking a symptom of
>> something else? What is the easiest (not necessarily cheapest) way to
>> fix it? I know I can send it back to RTV but where's the best place
>> to get a pre-flashed drive (I don't want to crack open my PC)? TIA
>> for suggestions.
>>
>>
> Mikeyboy on the Replay forum at avsforums.com sells prepared drives
> (among others), though the procedure is simpple enough to do yourself.
> You can look at Gary's site:
>
>
> http://www.replaytvupgrade.com/
Anonymous
July 10, 2005 1:39:05 PM

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Yes, it does sound like a POSSIBLE driver problem... However as with
everything a single symptom is generally not diagnostic, but it is a
strong indicator

BruceR wrote:
> Well, I knew it had to happen sooner or later. One of my RTV units, a
> 5040, is in a permanent "Please Wait" mode and the machine is making a
> ticking sound like a clock. I've done several power off reboots with no
> change.
> Does this sound like a disk problem or is the ticking a symptom of
> something else? What is the easiest (not necessarily cheapest) way to
> fix it? I know I can send it back to RTV but where's the best place to
> get a pre-flashed drive (I don't want to crack open my PC)? TIA for
> suggestions.
>
>

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