[mythtv-users] HD-PVR failure

James Orr james.orr7 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 4 16:18:31 UTC 2010


On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 11:12 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:

> On Saturday, December 04, 2010 08:58:18 am James Orr wrote:
>
> >
> > Happened again last night, that's now 3 times in one week with
> > nothing in the preceding 6 months?  Could it be a temperature thing?
> >  It's a lot colder now and that's the only thing that's different.
>
> Is your HD-PVR located in unconditioned space? Is your indoor
> temperature really different now?
>
> Usually cooler temps are good for electronics, and it's a *change* in
> temperature that can cause problems with chips migrating out of sockets,
> PC boards cracking and things like that.
>
> I'd be surprised if your problem is temperature related, unless the unit
> itself is exposed to extreme or repeated wide temperature swings.
>
>
It is in the basement, it's not totally unheated (in fact it's only a few
feet from the furnace) but it's certainly colder than the rest of the
house.
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