Help re-init 508 hd (1 Viewer)

psycaz

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I am following the directions contained in the thread:

http://www.satelliteguys.us/dish-network-technical-discussions/96954-how-re-initialize-hard-drive-dvr.html

and I get all the way to the last screen that says about the hard drive being re-initalized. To clear press poser button or unplug ac (paraphrasing).

But it won't re-init the drive.

Any ideas as to what I could be doing wrong?

The drive completely locked up last night. After a power button reset, the machine is working, but lost all recordings, and has less than 40 hrs record time while being empty.

Figured that a re-init would be the best idea as power resets and ac unplugs aren't helping anymore.

TIA.
 

psycaz

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Ferndale, MI
Was hoping to not have to replace the box. Don't want to have a pvr fee.

I'll try support later as my son is watching stuff on it, and I am watching football. :)
 

navychop

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If you do RMA, please let us know if you somehow get another 508, or a 522/625 with or without some special deal.
 

psycaz

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Turned on the box this morning and checked it.

Everything that recorded last night after I tried to re-init thing are now gone. All timers are gone. It took. :)

It now shows 60 hrs and 12 min of record time. It seems to be back to normal.

Now, I just have to convince my son to occasionally delete stuff and to make sure to select "new" when he sets timers, instead of "all".
 

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isnt the 508 more than 60 hours?

call E reporterdly they can replace such a unit with a no dvr fee receiver.

if OP has 2 say 508s a single 625 would be more modern and save a extra receiver fee, so the DVR fee wouldnt matter.,

in any case the hard drive is BAD and will only fail again
 

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