Originally Posted by blgaarder
I've been having some issues with my 2160A.
Sometimes playback hangs for 5-45 seconds, no changes in the seconds on the display, then it resumes.
A few times, I have recorded OTA and ended up with 55-58 minutes of a 60 minute show, with 1-3 abrupt
scene changes, obviously something is missing at those points.
A couple of SYSTEM ERROR POWER OFF messages.
It seems like the first two might be hard drive issues, not sure about the last one.
I have started marking these titles as DO NOT DELETE, in case there are bad spots on the drive.
If you are able to delete all titles at some point in time, here's some advice that might help (from my help file):
We don't have a CHKDSK or other computer-like utility that we can invoke to read an entire disc w/o losing access to recorded titles. The best we can do is fill the HDD up with recordings to make sure we've "used" every bit.
To see if there are any adverse effects of this, I've been letting the HDD in my refurb'd 3575 with a "bad" HDD fill up with recorded titles and, when the HDD fills up, it just stops recording and won't record any more. This 3575 was always slow to start up, noisy, froze on playback of first three titles, wouldn't Initialize with Skip 079, failed Skip 013, etc. After several fill-ups, it now plays the first three titles and Initializes normally, so I think filling-er-up once in awhile is a good thing all around!
DanHuff tried my "fill-er-up" procedure
to fix his "problematic" HDD... read all 6 posts to get the entire story of things he tried.
IMO, some people who don't do a lot of editing will benefit from letting their HDD get full yearly or every other year to keep all the bits active. You can do this slowly or quickly, as follows.