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DVR box making a humming noise

Silver Contributor II
Silver Contributor II
Posts: 280
Registered: ‎01-30-2009

DVR box making a humming noise

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Just curious to see if anyone's DVR box is making humming noises (even when in "standby" mode)?


I sounds like a CD player searching for a track on a CD.


I just want to make sure that the box is not broken (everything is working properly as of now) and is not consuming too much energy in "standby" mode.



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Nickel Contributor
Nickel Contributor
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎06-17-2009

Re: DVR box making a humming noise

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Yes they do.  I have three HD DVR's and they all do that.  I originally had two and didn't notice the noise.  I ordered a third for my son and after the install all I heard was the drive that sounded like it was continuously searching.  I actually sent it back because there were some other issues that I thought were related....they weren't.  Once that happened I listened a little bit closer to my other boxes and they all do it.  I have three QIP 6416 boxes.

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