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My atlanta scientific explorer 8000 has the shows but it wont play them. what do i do? I cant lose these shows. I am in them!!!!!!!!!!

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  • kaboodleent Nov 14, 2008

    I DONT KNOW A LOCAL TECH REP. WHAT DO I TELL THEM? and are you sure they can take the shows off and transfer them to DVD?

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Hi,

As discussed, either replace the hard drive and keep the original for recover/copy or just purchase a new DVR.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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    Louie Role Nov 14, 2008

    as a continuation, a two step process. An audio/video tech to remove the HD from the DVR and thereafter a comp tech to backup, recover/copy the contents (your shows) to a DVD.

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    Louie Role Nov 14, 2008

    The objective is to copy/recover the existing movie/video (shows) that are inside the hard drive of an Atlanta Scientific Explorer 8000 Digital Video Recorder (DVR).

    This would involve two steps. The electronics part which is nothing more but physically removing the hard drive (HD) from the DVR and the computer part which is transferring the movie/video files from the DVR's HD to a temporary holder (a PC's own HD) and eventually burning to DVDs.

    Electronics:
    The cover of the Explorer 8000 must be removed to expose the inside. The inside would look like the image below.

    The component inside the yellow circle is the HD. It is normally held by a couple of screws and electronically attached to the printed circuit boards by two (2) connectors. The wide flat cable is the IDE data interface while the yellow/black/black/red is the power. Once removed, this HD can then be treated as a very large flash/thumb drive with the necessary adapter.

    Computer:
    The HD would look something like the image below. It is an 80Gb IDE drive.

    The HD would then have to be connected to an IDE to USB adapter with an external power supply, something like the image below. If you will avail of the services of a qualified computer tech, then most likely he has something like this already.

    The DVR's HD can now be attached to an operational computer. Here is the trick, the computer must be running Linux.

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Nov 14, 2008

    Oopss, missed the yellow circle



  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Nov 15, 2008

    Glad that the issue has been resolve. Might I suggest that you back-up/burn to DVD those shows now that the unit is operational again.

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Try a hard reset - unplug the recorder from power source for about 2 minutes, replug and see if that helps..

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    Swilin Sampson Nov 14, 2008

    Also make sure that you put nothing on top of the box and see that it gets proper ventilation. they are known for overheating and seizing up..

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    Swilin Sampson Nov 14, 2008

    Try accessing the list using a different key on the remote - maybe the 'set' key..

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Since you are in those shows so contact some local tech shop and get the videos saved in a separate drive. The problem is with the software or the storage drive. Since shows are imporatnet it is always recommended that you contact someone to take back up before trying any steps.

Thanks

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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    Indrajit Roy Nov 14, 2008

    Get in touch with Bestbuy. They wil be able to help you in transferring the videos.



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    Indrajit Roy Nov 14, 2008

    Call this no. 1-888-237-8289. They are working 24x7



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The objective is to copy/recover the existing movie/video (shows) thatare inside the hard drive of an Atlanta Scientific Explorer 8000Digital Video Recorder (DVR).

This would involve two steps. The electronics part which isnothing more but physically removing the hard drive (HD) from the DVRand the computer part which is transferring the movie/video files fromthe DVR's HD to a temporary holder (a PC's own HD) and eventuallyburning to DVDs.

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The component inside the yellow circle is the HD. It is normally heldby a couple of screws and electronically attached to the printedcircuit boards by two (2) connectors. The wide flat cable is the IDEdata interface while the yellow/black/black/red is the power. Onceremoved, this HD can then be treated as a very large flash/thumb drivewith the necessary adapter.

Computer:
The HD would look something like the image below. It is an 80Gb IDE drive.
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The HD would then have to be connected to an IDE to USB adapter with anexternal power supply, something like the image below. If you willavail of the services of a qualified computer tech, then most likely hehas something like this already.
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