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After switch on, stops on "STARTING" and goes no further.

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After switch on, stops on "STARTING" and goes no further.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Recorders and Players
Expert:  Nathan replied 2 years ago.
Nathan :

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Nathan :

This symptom would unfortunately tend to indicate an internal hardware failure, either corrupted firmware or a faulty hdd.

Nathan :

Have you ever updated the firmware on the system?

Customer:

no

Nathan :

Okay, there is one step we can take here, to reset and if needed attempt to update the firmware

Nathan :

if neither of these helps, then we're looking at a hardware fault

Nathan :

Please unplug power at the mains
wait 15 minutes
press and hold the power/on button for 60+ seconds
keep holding while plugging back in, and for another 60 seconds after, then release

Customer:

Did all of that, but unfortunately still displays "STARTING". When you said the power/on button you presumably meant the on/off on the remote control. Cannot see any other.

Customer:

Any other ideas please, still not working.

Nathan :

Thanks for the update, and sorry I missed you earlier (I'm in the US). Since that did not work, it would tend to confirm a hardware defect. We can attempt a firmware update, but honestly it is unlikely to help, as you really have to be able to get into the setup menu to access the update function.

Nathan :

To try the update, download this file: V2.0.A2225.D369 (click for link)

Nathan :

put it in the root directory of a blank/formatted usb memory stick, then insert that into the dvr and power the dvr on. If the drive is recognized, the system will begin the update.

Nathan :

If that doesn't help, then we are facing a faulty hdd or corrupted bios/firmware, which is something that would require repairs to correct. If it gets to that point, it's time for a new recorder, as these systems just aren't worth fixing. You'd spend more on repairs than you would to replace it. If it comes to that, I can recommend replacement devices for you.

Customer:

Thanks for that, I have come to the same decision! - new box. Would be very pleased to know what you can recommend.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.


Had to buy another unit - £180 - OK but veery cimplicated to use, remote has more buttons than you can imagine, handbook not very useful, but we press on. Thanks for your help. Pete.

Expert:  Nathan replied 2 years ago.
Which model did you buy, Pete?

I'm sorry I missed your earlier request, I'd be happy to recommend something else, if you you'd want to return this one.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.


Thanks mate, I will press on with the new kit. Pete.

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