Log in Register FAQ Memberlist Search pcHDTV Forum Index
pcHDTV Forum

pcHDTV Forum Index -> Installation/Setup -> HD-5500 died?
Post new topic  Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic 
HD-5500 died?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:11 am Reply with quote
cythraul
 
Joined: 21 Jul 2006
Posts: 7




Hi!

I've been running my HD-5500 for ages now but when I came home yesterday I noticed that a bunch of recordings under MythTV were of 0 bytes.

When I investigated, I noticed that the card was not even listed on the PCI bus (lspci) anymore.

Furthermore, the machine would either not boot or stop during udev initialization four times out of five.

Once I removed the card from the machine all was well (except that I can't capture ATSC anymore. :)

So my questions are, do I have dead card and if so, can it be repaired? Also, what could have caused this sudden death?

I already ordered a new one in the meantime but it would be nice to have a dual system. ;)

Thanks!
cyth
View user's profile Send private message
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:24 am Reply with quote
BGD
 
Joined: 18 Jan 2008
Posts: 8




Struck by lightning?

Do you have a surge protector on:

- All your electrical outlets connected to this PC and any devices this PC might be connected to.
- Your incoming cable line if you have cable.
- Your incoming phone line if your PC is connected to a phone line.

I could go on, but basically if you don't have every component protected with a surge protector it is possible that you can get a power surge that can fry components.
View user's profile Send private message
PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:14 pm Reply with quote
rfeese
 
Joined: 13 Feb 2009
Posts: 2




Did you ever resolve this?

I think my card just died the other day after 4 months of steady use. My machine locked up in the middle of the night and now the card does not show up in lspci. My machine was on surge protector, and UPS and my home network also has a separate surge suppressor. The coax port is just connected to (indoor) rabbit ears.

Tried emailing support but no response yet.
View user's profile Send private message
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:58 am Reply with quote
cythraul
 
Joined: 21 Jul 2006
Posts: 7




[quote="rfeese"]Did you ever resolve this?

I think my card just died the other day after 4 months of steady use. My machine locked up in the middle of the night and now the card does not show up in lspci. My machine was on surge protector, and UPS and my home network also has a separate surge suppressor. The coax port is just connected to (indoor) rabbit ears.

Tried emailing support but no response yet.[/quote]

Unfortunately, the card is still gathering dust on my shelves. I've tried it on a Windows box also and I have the same symptoms. I'm pretty sure it's dead. A real pity.

The new one is still going strong tho.

cyth
View user's profile Send private message
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:05 pm Reply with quote
cythraul
 
Joined: 21 Jul 2006
Posts: 7




I just lost my second HD-5500. Interestingly, it was causing the machine to freeze before POST. I even thought initially that my PSU was bad and did not deliver enough power to the motherboard.

It's odd that in both cases, the failure of the card caused a failure to boot the system.

Anyway, I'm done with pcHTDV cards. I would have loved to buy a PCIe version version from them with a more recent (dual!) tuner..

It was a good ride while it lasted. We'll probably never know why pcHTDV became moribund. And people are still willing to deal with them. Imagine if it was fully alive and promoting a new product!
View user's profile Send private message
HD-5500 died?
  pcHDTV Forum Index -> Installation/Setup
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
All times are GMT - 7 Hours  
Page 1 of 1  

  
  
 Post new topic  Reply to topic  


Powered by phpBB © 2001-2003 phpBB Group
Theme created by Vjacheslav Trushkin