[mythtv-users] When Installing a second Pinnacle tuner card, it's default configuration is analog, not the QAM Samsung my first card has.

Douglas Peale Douglas_Peale at comcast.net
Tue Dec 21 20:03:55 UTC 2010


On 12/21/2010 08:04 AM, Devin Heitmueller wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 10:46 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
>> Check the electrolytic capacitors on the card, look for bulging or
>> leakage of any sort.
>>
>> This is the most common type of problem I have found, and in most cases,
>> replacing any suspicious-looking caps has restored the card (even mobos)
>> to life.
>>
>> The second most common fault is mechanical problems, look for components
>> knocked off, things bent to where they short to places they shouldn't,
>> and any type of damage that happens when the card is dropped or
>> otherwise mechanically abused.
>>
>> Then make sure the slot itself doesn't have any dirt of other foreign
>> matter in it, and that the fingers on the card connector are clean.
> 
> For everybody else out there, it's worth noting we're back to the
> advice I gave in the very first reply I sent to this issue:  Try the
> damn card under Windows!  If the user had followed that advice from
> the beginning, he could have saved everybody a whole lot of time
> writing emails and going back and forth trying to figure out why the
> card wasn't detecting properly under Linux.
> 
> Personally, I would have much rather spent the hour or so I wasted on
> this thread working on driver support for new devices.
> 
> Devin
> 

Some of us do not have windows.


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