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SET TOP BOX MAKING NOISE

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TCON77
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SET TOP BOX MAKING NOISE

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MY LIVING ROOM SET TOP BOX CONSTANTLY MAKES A LOUD RUNNING NOISE.   iS THIS A SIGN THAT IT IS FAILING ?

 

 

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lacticacidtrip
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If your living room STB is a DVR, it has a hard drive inside that is running 24 / 7. This drive can make a whirring or sometimes whining noise. The level of ambient noise in a room and your own hearing acuity can determine whether or not you notice the drive operating. If you're new to DVR's (or just got a new pair of hearing aids), you may just be noticing this noise for the first time. However if you've had the DVR for a while and it is getting unusually loud or can be heard while you are watching something, this is not a good sign and your drive may indeed be on its way out.

 

If I were you I would only be concerned if :

 

  • It is loud enough that it is disturbing me while I'm trying to watch TV or am otherwise distracted.
  • It starts smelling unusually hot.
  • My recordings start to fail or my DVR stops functioning.

In any of these events, I would contact Verizon to get a replacement.


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Also do you have the box with proper ventalation (space) around it and not closed in.  Box will get noiser if it is getting overheated.

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