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SA Explorer 8300HD DVR just installed. Constant whine and noise of hard drive, even when unit is turned off. Is there any way to get it to power down fully without unplugging it? I'm in New York City, with Time Warner Cable. Thanks.

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  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    Hard driver seem to run all the time. I just started doing this last week. Don't know what. Make it stop!

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There is a setting you can set to have the hard drive sleep after so much idle time. I don't know if Time Warner has that option enabled though. Check General Settings on the box (press the Settings button twice). Usually the drive will stop after 3-5 minutes of the power being turned off. Listen to see if you can hear it click off. If not, then it might be failing equipment. A bearing in the drive could be going bad, or even the power supply. You can always swap the box and see if that helps. Call them either way and let them know the issue...

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I had the same problem, it occurred right after windows installed sp2 and my laptop showed no dvd player with any program, I restored my laptop to the previous day before the update and it worked fine again, after that I just let windows update by itself and it has been a week and everything is fine, also in device manager open the dvd + sign and right click your dvd and click update drivers, if that does not work, right click your dvd, and then click delete, and then reboot your computer, laptop whatever and the computer will automatically recognize the player on startup and it will install again and hopefully that will get your drivers updated, do not worry about deleting the dvd player, it will reinstall all by itself, just have to reboot..thanks

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