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Replacing the hard drive in your pvr

April 3, 2018 Jon 3 Comments

Very quick video to show how I replaced the HDD in my Scientific Atlanta 8300 PVR. Your PVR will behave like new with a fresh drive!
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  1. Owen Hull
    April 3, 2018 - 10:57 pm

    Thanks for the videos it was helpful. Just one quick question what jumper setting did you use in the HD ? Or should I ask what are the jumper setting on the old HD that have to be set ion the new one. Thank again!!

  2. Gregory Bartels
    April 3, 2018 - 10:58 pm

    I tried this on my 8300HD with 3 different good hdd's, A Seagate 250GB & 2 Western Digital's (WD3200BB & WD800BB) & all of them started with err50, err60, & err63, then the box did a count down for about 5 minutes, then said PROC, UPGR , then FAIL. Then said boot and little dashes moved across the led screen on the box while ROVI was on the TV screen, but the loading bar was not progressing at all. This went on for just about a half an hour, then the box says FAIL again, and shuts off, but the clock is working. So I push the power b**ton, the box turns on, all TV channels & guide works, but DVR List says "There may be a problem with your hard drive", it doesn't record, and when I go to my recorded shows page the bar on top of the screen says 100% full, but there are 0 recordings. So I figured I'd put the original hdd back in, which is a Maxtor 160GB. Even though it was having some issues, it was still working before I took it out…but not now! I get the same exact results as I got with the other 3 drives! So now I have no recording function at all! Any ideas? Did I do something wrong? I use Cox Cable. Please help!

  3. G77P5sDQ3tCWuSg
    April 3, 2018 - 11:31 pm

    Can you disable the hard drive function, so that the unit just pa***s the cable transmission to the TV? I don't have a spare IDE drive and I don't need the recording function anyway. Don't see why it wouldn't be possible except that the cable company wants you to buy a new one.

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