Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?
On Tue, 5 Apr 2005 10:15:22 -0400, "Ron Johanson"
>Have an RTV 3020 unit which started 'blinking' (black screen flickering on
>and off for a minute or so when program is first selected. Originally
>thought it was the TV since it happened when TV was turned on and then
>selected the recorded program , but only happens on Replay input to TV) and
>unit froze on a TV scene it was paused on. Have hit reboot but "Please
>Wait...." dialog has been on screen for over 3 hours, unplugged unit for 1
>hour and then rebooted with no joy.
> So, found this group but have seen no references to the 30xx series (too
>old?). This sound like an HD failure? What are my options? Reliable repair
>folks out there they group can recommend? Nothing found on Ebay re: the 30xx
>series for HD replacement. Some one out there do programming of HDs for the
>30xx series? How big an HD can be stuck in there? Is it worth repairing, or
>do the newer units make this one a dinosaur?
> Questions, questions......
I have seen the problem several times. It's usually caused by
corrupted software (possibly caused by a failing hard drive). If you
can connect the drive to a PC, it;s relatively easy to replace the
software image (note you will have to re-do all your personal
settings, including theme channels) and/or the drive itself.
Look here, http://www.planetreplay.com/
for information, including
about the RTVPatch program.
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