Hope I'm posting this in the right place...
Several months ago, I successfully added an external e-sata hdd to my Scientific Atlanta 8300 (the 500gb Apricorn DVR Xpander). Due to lots of helpful posts in here, I was able to set it up pretty easily. I am in NYC using Time Warner.
A few days ago, my HD Plasma TV crapped out (I am pretty sure it's unrelated to my problem), so today I hooked up my old TV to watch some of the shows that got recorded in the meantime.
The DVR now claims it doesn't see my hard drive, however I see it in the "DIAG" screen. I have tried the following troubleshooting steps, none of which worked, so I'd appreciate some other suggestions.
- rebooted the cable box three times
- disconnected and reconnected the external drive
- disconnected external drive, rebooted cable box, reconnected drive
- unplugged the HDMI connector (not currently in use)
About my TV -- when I explained the problem (and steps I'd taken to troubleshoot it), pioneer said that the problem I'd experienced is not uncommon -- sometimes parts get shaken during shipping but it takes a few months for the problem to become evident. This is why I think the DVR problem is unrelated to the TV problem.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!