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Phillips DSR 704 Problem

DSR Recorder will not boot up properly, have powered down for 2 minutes (more than once) unhooked cales and pulled access card, power back up and get "Powering Up" Screen but never searches for sattellite services and sits on this screen for quite a while. Then will go to "Directv, Just a few more minutes" screen and never goes past it.

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  • Robinlbird Dec 06, 2007

    Not to keen on paying $150.00 for a new hard drive to see if it will fix it when I can buy a box off of ebay for less. Is there a way to determine whether it is the hard drive or the unit itself with out just replacing parts?



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It could be the hard drive, it could be the unit. The first, and easiest step is to replace the drive.

Posted on Dec 02, 2007

  • Steve Vance Dec 07, 2007

    No, you have to have diags run on the drive and someone who knows what they are looking for to determine if the problem is with the unit.



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