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Wow - same problem on two different Pals?

Sounds like the time zone got reset to GMT somehow. But how that would happen on two different boxes is beyond me. Also don't know why guide data is suddenly missing. Seems pretty unlikely that every Chicago station's PSIP would go on the fritz all at once.

Maybe there was a station whose PSIP was so screwy it caused these problems somehow. I'd probably resort to a factory defaults reset. Hopefully that will both let you reset the time zone and fix the EPG, but no guarantees
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Ok, I was going to try EaseUs Partition Master (there's a clone option in there), but that wouldn't allow the old EARS Pal drive to be a source. DriveImageXML didn't display the drive. I did try HDD Raw Copy Tool (from HDDGuru), which is supposed to do sector by sector, and let it run for seven hours. There were around 30 read errors, but it seemed like it worked. When I plugged in the new HDD, however, it was like a blank disk with 142 hours and no old shows. I guess I'll try different cloning programs or maybe first try MHDD, Spinrite, or HDD Regenerator and then copy it again.
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Wow - same problem on two different Pals?

Sounds like the time zone got reset to GMT somehow. But how that would happen on two different boxes is beyond me. Also don't know why guide data is suddenly missing. Seems pretty unlikely that every Chicago station's PSIP would go on the fritz all at once.

Maybe there was a station whose PSIP was so screwy it caused these problems somehow. I'd probably resort to a factory defaults reset. Hopefully that will both let you reset the time zone and fix the EPG, but no guarantees
The time zone was correct or 1 hour off. I can't remember if I changed it but it was not GMT. About a year ago I did factory resets cus it the clock was drifting too far off, The reset helped for that. The zip code was still correct. After a factory reset it's quite tedious to get 3 different remote addresses on the 2 Pals and the VIP622. It's real easy to change a remote address and find I just set all 3 to the same one. I may set a few manual timers using the printed tv listing.
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Ok, I was going to try EaseUs Partition Master (there's a clone option in there), but that wouldn't allow the old EARS Pal drive to be a source. DriveImageXML didn't display the drive. I did try HDD Raw Copy Tool (from HDDGuru), which is supposed to do sector by sector, and let it run for seven hours. There were around 30 read errors, but it seemed like it worked. When I plugged in the new HDD, however, it was like a blank disk with 142 hours and no old shows. I guess I'll try different cloning programs or maybe first try MHDD, Spinrite, or HDD Regenerator and then copy it again.
Yes,you missed first important step of HDD roubleshooting: get SMART data (MHDD would be best);then run it for Scan+Remap=on,then get SMART again and analyzing both make a decision.
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