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Whiny dvr I have a generic dvr with no visible name brand. About two days ago it went dead. The monitor went blank (except for a couple of gray wavy lines on a black screen), all of the buttons became non-responsive, and it started emitting a high pitched whine. Is it just completely fried out, or is there something I can try to fix it.Thanks for the help.

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  • iraindogi Sep 12, 2009

    I had a suspicion it was the drive. Thanks for the assurance.

    Unfortunately, now I have a new problem: I can't find it. I opened the unit and didn't find anything matching the description, just circuitboards. It might be under one of them, but it would have to be unbelievably small.

    I also thought it could be with the removable storage disk (this is a security system DVR, not one for television), but when I removed it the unit still made that high whining noise. If the whine's coming from the faulty drive and I took out the removable disk and the whine remains, then the drive is elsewhere; or the whine's not coming from the drive. So, it's not there or not a drive problem.

    To confuse matters a little more the removable unit looks a hell of alot like a hard drive and some of the info printed on it seems to back this up (e.g. "drive perameters: LBA 488397168 250.0 gb").
    Furthermore, I know it works, because I switched it with another unit with no problems. So, from this view it looks not to be a drive problem.

    So, to recap: it looks and sounds like a drive problem. However, if the drive is located in the removable unit, then it can't be. Finally, if the drive is located elsewhere, I can't for the life of me find it.

    Sorry if the post is a little confusing (i just reread it, not my best). I'm going on almost no sleep.

    Any more help would be greatly appreciated.

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Sounds like the hard drive in the dvr is bad - they're easy to replace though - just follow the steps below.

  1. Step 1 Disconnect your DVR by unplugging any cables connected to it, including the power cable. Remove the screws located on the back of the unit that hold the top cover in place. There are usually two to six of these screws, depending on the model of DVR. Lay these screws in a safe place where they won't get lost, and slide the cover off.
  2. Step 2 Locate the hard drive. This is a rectangular metal unit that measures 3 1/2 inches wide. It is usually located away from the other hardware, often in its own bracket. There will be two to four screws holding it in place. Remove these, disconnect the cables connected to the drive, and slide it out of the system.
  3. Step 3 Check the label of the drive to see if it is IDE or SATA. It will say which one of the two interfaces it uses. Any replacement desktop hard drive of the same interface type will work in your DVR. Avoid using a laptop drive, because they won't fit and aren't designed for the high-stress environment of video streaming.
  4. Step 4 Place the new drive into the brackets, and replace the screws that were removed from the old one. Plug the data and power cables into this drive. They will insert the same way they came out of the old one. Once the drive has been installed, put the cover back on the DVR unit, and replace the screws. Hook the DVR back up to the television, and it will be ready to record.

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