I have an Explorer 8300HD - we bought it two years ago from Rogers. It has recently started making clicking sounds while we watch TV. The clicking noise is continous when a show is being recorded. We have restarted and power cycled the PVR without any success. We suspect the hard drive is about to fail.
Two questions - does anyone know a fix for this? If it is dying, will Rogers provide a replacement or is it too late for that?
Yep sounds like the Harddrive. It could still last quite a while before failing I lived with mine for a year like that.
It is fairly easy to replace the HardDrive, you'll need a #10 torx security screwdriver and a new IDE Harddrive. You can get up to 500GB drive to replace it with which will give you more than twice the storage. Check out digital forums canada for more info on specific HDD models that work. I used a WesternDigital drive. I forget the model. Once you put it in your pvr will detect it and format. Then you will need to power off and on again. Then it will work. And the annoying ticking will be gone.
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