I have read through what feels like all of the threads here, but haven't run across this particular issue, so I thought I would ask those who seem to know!
Replay 5040, with its original drive. Almost 10 years and still going strong! well, until now...
Background: Our broadband connection went out, and so the guide didn't populate, Being impatient, I switched the connection to modem, and tried to connect that way, but there was no response from the server. I believe that I switched back, but to tell the truth, that's a bit foggy. I did unplug the replay to power it down, hoping that it would cause the modem connection to work . At present, i can't tell you how the network connect is configured.
Since that moment, the following is happening, which might be purely coincidental.
With the network cable plugged in, The Replay will display please wait, the film please wait, the pre swirl screen, and then the swirl screen, and about 3-5 seconds later, will power off and do the whole thing again. This can continue for a day or so (that's as long as I have let it go, at least) I cannot power off the replay at all using the power button. It just starts the cycle again.
If I unplug the network cable, then I get the please wait, the second (film) please wait, and then a flicker, the power light goes out for a brief moment (you have to really watch to even see it) and then it begins again. this will go on ad infinitum. I cannot power off the replay at all using the power button. It just starts the cycle again.
Unplugging all inputs, the phone line, the outputs, and every configuration of things plugged in or not changes nothing in this behaviour.
I pulled the HD, and can see it in rtv Extract and can pull shows from it. I can see the xml files that appear to relate to all the recordings and so forth, so I am thinking there may be something corrupt, but I can't find this exact behavior noted here in any threads.
I have not had the chance to test the voltages at the output, so that's next on the list. Would that cause this issue?
There it is, any clues?
I have wanted to upgrade the storage so I can just hoard shows and never watch them ....including Hoarders .... and I have a Maxtor DiamondMax BL160PO (I think) sitting around. Would that be compatible, or do I want to look for a QuickView drive just to be safe? Would it be a good drive to use to reimage from a clean file to check things out?
On another note, since I can pull the content off the original drive, and the set recordings, and transfer them to a new drive if I need to go that route? I thought I had seen a thread about that here, but I can't seem to find it now. A link would be great so no one has to reinvent the wheel.
Thanks in advance for any help. This is one of the smartest communities on the net that I have run into. People love their RTV's (myself included)