[mythtv-users] Black Screen w/PVR-250 caused by overheat
joevph at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 7 16:39:48 UTC 2005
My cards haven't melted down, but my PVR-250 (and my
PVR-350, before I replaced it with a PVR-500) ran very
hot. The PVR-350 was even hotter than the PVR-250.
I've yet to have a card die from this, but I can see
it being a factor, especially since in order to keep
the case quiet, I am running 120mm fans at slower
--- Brad Fuller <bradallenfuller at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Brian Fischer wrote:
> >I am experiencing a black screen on my pvr-250
> after a few weeks of uptime
> >with my myth box. I believe the cause is
> overheating because I cannot get
> >my live tv to work until I shutdown and leave the
> computer off for about 30
> >minutes. A reboot will not fix this issue. I plan
> on adding a new fan to
> >the system, but wanted to know if anyone has a
> solution or suggestions to
> >fix this.
> If you think you have a heat problem, open the PC
> and run it until you
> have your suspected heat issue. Then spray the
> suspected component with
> freeze spray and view if you have any changes in the
> video output.
> Sometimes you can find intermittent thermal problems
> with freeze spray
> -- not always.
> On the other hand, how many people have heat
> problems with PVRx50s? It
> might be something else.
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