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heyjude49

join:2010-11-17
Round Lake, IL
reply to Tech007

Re: Want a larger HDD DVR, ATT says I need to pay a one-time fee

Thanks for the response. Fortunately, I haven't had any problems with my DVR...I guess in this case not so fortunate.
Any idea what could be wrong with my DVR that is not easy to verify but will guarantee a new one?


Tech007
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join:2013-01-25
Belleville, IL
you could try saying that your hdmi port has gone bad, but the one downside is they may ship you the exact same model unless you get a truck roll with a tech and then you could ask him/her what model they are going to put in


joako
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join:2000-09-07
/dev/null
kudos:6
reply to heyjude49
Just take the DVR while it is running and drop it. This should damage the hard drive, requiring a replacement. Be careful not to scratch, scuff or crack the plastic.
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maartena
Elmo
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join:2002-05-10
Orange, CA
kudos:3
said by joako:

Just take the DVR while it is running and drop it. This should damage the hard drive, requiring a replacement. Be careful not to scratch, scuff or crack the plastic.

Actually... most modern hard drives are designed to withstand a shock of up to 10G..... its actually very likely that the hard drive will survive the impact. You would have to throw it so hard the external casing would break before the hard drive is damaged.

Since there probably is a seal on the unit, opening up the unit would probably void the warranty.

If you really do want to damage the unit, one way of doing it is finding a 220volt circuit and hooking up the unit to it. It will most likely fry out the power block inside the unit, and warrant replacement. Of course you will have to keep up the lie that it was just plugged in to the wall socket.

Quite frankly though.... you will replace your 320 GB DVR with one that has 500 GB in it. If you really want storage, go with Dish or DirecTV, and buy a $100 external 2 TB drive and add it to the 500 GB you will get with either of those satellite providers, and quadruple the storage instead of.... adding a one-third more.
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Nuckfuts
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join:2003-10-18
Joliet, IL
He could possibly still have the 160GB model. This is what I got in 2008? Anyway, just call and threaten to leave, etc. and see what they can do. As maartena said, you could switch providers and get way more space and HD streams if needed.