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Thread: HR10-250: Dolby Digital Stutter + Temp Reset + Access Card = ???

  1. #1
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    HR10-250: Dolby Digital Stutter + Temp Reset + Access Card = ???

    We'd been getting a lot of stuttering on HD channels with Dolby Digital audio. Oddly enough the video seems fine, but the audio seems to just drop-out. This had been getting progressively worse and we started listening to the analog audio output which doesn't seem to have the problem.

    At the time I was thinking maybe the HD was starting to go, or perhaps the box was running too hot. So, I checked the temperature which was reporting 50C "normal". I checked the fan and it was blowing slowly and was rather dusty, so I vacuumed it.

    I decided that the poor thing might be on it's last legs and decided to backup the HD before it died. I opened the box, attached the IDE and power cable directly to the HD in inplace, and backed up the drive to another HD using dd_rescue and Weaknee's linux boot disk. This seemed to go well, and I was surprised that it didn't find any bad sectors. While I had it apart I blew all the dust out and cleaned the fan.

    I put it back together and all seemed well, but the morning the unit had crashed and was displaying a screen that essentially said the unit was too hot and it had shutdown to prevent damage.

    I rebooted the unit and it would come up and run for a while, and then trigger again. Sometimes right after the welcome screen and loading the guide completed ... and sometimes later. I opened the case. I blew a house fan directly on it and nothing really seemed to help.

    In fact, the only thing the put an end to it was when I re-attached the HD to my PC and with the Linux boot disc renamed the process "fancontrol" to be something else on the HD.

    I believe this disables the automatic slowing down and speeding up of the fan and as a side-effect the check for over-temperature. I watched the unit closely and the unit is actually running much cooler then it ever had in the past. Typically 42C to 46C.

    This also put an end to the spontaneous reboots. However, the dolby digital audio dropout has gotten worse, and a new symptom started. Everynow and then the unit will prompt and ask for the "Access Card". It'll flash that up for about 5 seconds and then it will go away and everything is fine.

    Are all of these components interconnected by something? The I2C bus? What are the likely culprits?

    Unfortunately my unit is not-hacked, so I don't have any other information, but is there a log file on the HD I can check?

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    Follow up: The logs

    I realized I could access the log files from the HD I used to backup the original before I removed fancontrol. It does look like there are some problems with the I2C bus, but there are a lot of other errors as well. Here's what sticks out to my untrained eye:

    hda9/logs/kernel:

    -- At a point after a reboot it looks like the file system needed some maintenance:

    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: Cleanup /dev/hda9 pass 1
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: ext2fs_check_if_mount: No such file or directory while determining whether /dev/hda9 is mounted.^M
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: /dev/hda9 was not cleanly unmounted, check forced.
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: Inode 2063, i_blocks wrong 16 (counted=2). Set i_blocks to counted? yes
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel:
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: Inode 2069, i_blocks wrong 16 (counted=2). Set i_blocks to counted? yes
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel:
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: Inode 2060, i_blocks wrong 74 (counted=60). Set i_blocks to counted? yes
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel:
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: Inode 2073, i_blocks wrong 384 (counted=372). Set i_blocks to counted? yes
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel:
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: Inode 2068, i_blocks wrong 62 (counted=54). Set i_blocks to counted? yes
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel:
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: Deleted inode 18461 has zero dtime.
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: Set dtime? yes
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel:
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: Deleted inode 18471 has zero dtime.
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: Set dtime? yes
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel:
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: Inode 18478, i_blocks wrong 544 (counted=498). Set i_blocks to counted? yes
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel:
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: Block 1077743630 of inode 18477 > BLOCKS (131072)
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel:
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel:
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: /dev/hda9: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY.
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: ^I(i.e., without -a or -p options)
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: Cleanup /dev/hda9 pass 2
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: ext2fs_check_if_mount: No such file or directory while determining whether /dev/hda9 is mounted.^M
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: /dev/hda9 contains a file system with errors, check forced.
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: Block 1077743630 of inode 18477 > BLOCKS (131072)
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel:
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel:
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: /dev/hda9: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY.
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: ^I(i.e., without -a or -p options)
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: Can't clean /dev/hda9 - rebuilding
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: mke2fs 1.06, 7-Oct-96 for EXT2 FS 0.5b, 95/08/09
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: ext2fs_check_if_mount: No such file or directory while determining whether /dev/hda9 is mounted.^M
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: Linux ext2 filesystem format
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: Filesystem label=
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: 32768 inodes, 131072 blocks
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: 6553 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: First data block=1
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: Block size=1024 (log=0)
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: Fragment size=1024 (log=0)
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: 16 block groups
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: 8192 blocks per group, 8192 fragments per group
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: 2048 inodes per group
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: Superblock backups stored on blocks:
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: ^I8193, 16385, 24577, 32769, 40961, 49153, 57345, 65537, 73729,
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: ^I81921, 90113, 98305, 106497, 114689, 122881
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel:
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: Checking for bad blocks (read-only test): 0/ 131072^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H 19072/ 131072^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H 38768/ 131072^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H 57344/ 131072^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H 76096/ 131072^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H 93488/ 131072^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H 111488/ 131072^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H 129184/ 131072^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hdone
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: Writing inode tables: 0/ 16^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H 1/ 16^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H 2/ 16^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H 3/ 16^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H 4/ 16^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H 5/ 16^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H 6/ 16^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H 7/ 16^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H 8/ 16^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H 9/ 16^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H 10/ 16^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H 11/ 16^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H 12/ 16^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H 13/ 16^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H 14/ 16^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H 15/ 16^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hdone
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: Mounting /var to rebuild it
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: warning: can't open /var/mtab: No such file or directory
    Sep 2 21:49:30 (none) kernel: Mounting /var

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    More...

    -- A short time later these warnings occured:

    Sep 2 21:49:59 (none) kernel: **Transition from unpaired to paired card.**
    Sep 2 21:50:13 (none) kernel: Initialize with 2 live caches
    Sep 2 21:50:16 (none) kernel: ApgManager Transition from state INIT to ACQUIRE_MARKER
    Sep 2 21:50:17 (none) kernel: No response when asking version info, tried 10 times.
    Sep 2 21:50:17 (none) kernel: Microcode version is TiVo!
    Sep 2 21:50:18 (none) kernel: *******************************************************
    Sep 2 21:50:18 (none) kernel: *** Warning!! Key 5 not in TivoRemote::FHasButton. ***
    Sep 2 21:50:18 (none) kernel: *** Returning true by default. ***
    Sep 2 21:50:18 (none) kernel: *** Warning!! Key 6 not in TivoRemote::FHasButton. ***
    Sep 2 21:50:18 (none) kernel: *** Returning true by default. ***
    Sep 2 21:50:23 (none) kernel: ApgManager Transition from state ACQUIRE_MARKER to BOOT
    Sep 2 21:50:26 (none) kernel: Adding networks of interest...ApgBootState::oBackgroundWork
    Sep 2 21:50:32 (none) kernel: ApgBootState::oBackgroundWork
    Sep 2 21:50:33 (none) kernel: ApgManager Transition from state BOOT to SECONDARY_BOOT
    Sep 2 21:50:35 (none) kernel: ApgBootState::oBackgroundWork
    Sep 2 21:50:37 (none) kernel: ApgManager Transition from state SECONDARY_BOOT to FAST_LOAD

    -- And then this which looks none too good:

    Sep 2 21:51:47 (none) kernel: ApgManager Transition from state FAST_LOAD to PREP_SETUP
    Sep 2 21:51:50 (none) kernel: ApgManager Transition from state PREP_SETUP to EXPRESSION_EVALUATION
    Sep 2 21:52:18 (none) kernel: ApgManager Transition from state EXPRESSION_EVALUATION to STEADY_STATE
    Sep 2 22:01:45 (none) kernel: !!!!WARNING: Needed 2 tries to set video STC to 0x0215bd5e
    Sep 2 22:01:45 (none) kernel: Before = 0xfffff488, After = 0xfffff4b6
    Sep 2 22:01:45 (none) kernel:
    Sep 2 22:20:06 (none) kernel: IRPACK_SONY15 disabled message happened 100 times
    Sep 2 22:20:09 (none) kernel: IRPACK_SONY12 disabled message happened 100 times
    Sep 2 22:23:16 (none) kernel: !!!!WARNING: Needed 2 tries to set video STC to 0x0e7fd28b
    Sep 2 22:23:16 (none) kernel: Before = 0x0e84b828, After = 0x0e84b856
    Sep 2 22:23:16 (none) kernel:
    Sep 2 22:23:16 (none) kernel: !!!!WARNING: Needed 2 tries to set video STC to 0x0e7fd28b
    Sep 2 22:23:16 (none) kernel: Before = 0x0e7fdc21, After = 0x0e7fdc4f
    Sep 2 22:23:16 (none) kernel:
    Sep 2 22:49:26 (none) kernel: 1 1 0 0
    Sep 2 22:49:26 (none) kernel: - 0 1 0 0
    Sep 2 22:49:35 (none) kernel: 1 1 0 0
    Sep 2 22:49:35 (none) kernel: - 0 1 0 0
    Sep 2 22:50:03 (none) kernel: 1 1 0 0
    Sep 2 22:50:03 (none) kernel: - 0 1 0 0
    Sep 2 22:51:31 (none) kernel: 1 1 0 0
    Sep 2 22:51:31 (none) kernel: - 0 1 0 0
    Sep 2 22:51:52 (none) kernel: 1 1 0 0
    Sep 2 22:51:52 (none) kernel: - 0 1 0 0
    Sep 2 23:40:24 (none) kernel: IRPACK_SONY12 disabled message happened 200 times
    Sep 2 23:49:10 (none) kernel: IRPACK_SONY12 disabled message happened 300 times
    Sep 2 23:52:23 (none) kernel: IRPACK_SONY12 disabled message happened 400 times
    Sep 2 23:54:28 (none) kernel: IRPACK_SONY12 disabled message happened 500 times
    Sep 2 23:54:49 (none) kernel: IRPACK_SONY12 disabled message happened 600 times
    Sep 2 23:56:11 (none) kernel: IRPACK_SONY12 disabled message happened 700 times
    Sep 3 00:01:44 (none) kernel: IRPACK_SONY15 disabled message happened 200 times
    Sep 3 00:25:47 (none) kernel: IRPACK_SONY12 disabled message happened 800 times
    Sep 3 00:31:09 (none) kernel: !!!!WARNING: Needed 2 tries to set video STC to 0x009662db
    Sep 3 00:31:09 (none) kernel: Before = 0x0095c6bf, After = 0x0095c6ed
    Sep 3 00:31:09 (none) kernel:
    Sep 3 00:31:12 (none) kernel: IRPACK_SONY12 disabled message happened 900 times
    Sep 3 00:33:26 (none) kernel: !!!!WARNING: Needed 2 tries to set video STC to 0xfffff448
    Sep 3 00:33:26 (none) kernel: Before = 0xfffff48b, After = 0xfffff4b9
    Sep 3 00:33:26 (none) kernel:
    Sep 3 00:34:58 (none) kernel: !!!!WARNING: Needed 2 tries to set video STC to 0xffffb9af
    Sep 3 00:34:58 (none) kernel: Before = 0xffffe308, After = 0xffffe336
    Sep 3 00:34:58 (none) kernel:
    Sep 3 00:36:35 (none) kernel: !!!!WARNING: Needed 2 tries to set video STC to 0xffffe2b4
    Sep 3 00:36:35 (none) kernel: Before = 0xffffeb6e, After = 0xffffeb9c
    Sep 3 00:36:35 (none) kernel:
    Sep 3 00:36:37 (none) kernel: !!!!WARNING: Needed 2 tries to set video STC to 0xfffff448
    Sep 3 00:36:37 (none) kernel: Before = 0xfffff488, After = 0xfffff4b5
    Sep 3 00:36:37 (none) kernel:
    Sep 3 00:36:37 (none) kernel: !!!!WARNING: Needed 2 tries to set video STC to 0xffffe2b4
    Sep 3 00:36:37 (none) kernel: Before = 0xffffeb7d, After = 0xffffebab
    Sep 3 00:36:37 (none) kernel:
    Sep 3 00:39:03 (none) kernel: IRPACK_SONY12 disabled message happened 1000 times
    Sep 3 01:17:54 (none) kernel: !!!!WARNING: Needed 2 tries to set video STC to 0x063ad39c
    Sep 3 01:17:54 (none) kernel: Before = 0x063ad799, After = 0x063ad7c7
    Sep 3 01:17:54 (none) kernel:
    Sep 3 01:40:27 (none) kernel: !!!!WARNING: Needed 2 tries to set video STC to 0x081d54fa
    Sep 3 01:40:27 (none) kernel: Before = 0x081d5b48, After = 0x081d5b76
    Sep 3 01:40:27 (none) kernel:
    Sep 3 01:47:08 (none) kernel: !!!!WARNING: Needed 2 tries to set video STC to 0x09ff18d5
    Sep 3 01:47:08 (none) kernel: Before = 0x09ff79de, After = 0x09ff7a0b
    Sep 3 01:47:08 (none) kernel:
    Sep 3 02:03:02 (none) kernel: !!!!WARNING: Needed 2 tries to set video STC to 0x02e8a3a6
    Sep 3 02:03:02 (none) kernel: Before = 0x02e8e485, After = 0x02e8e4b3
    Sep 3 02:03:02 (none) kernel:
    Sep 3 02:40:13 (none) kernel: !!!!WARNING: Needed 2 tries to set video STC to 0x0a5deee8
    Sep 3 02:40:13 (none) kernel: Before = 0x0a5e1d60, After = 0x0a5e1d8e
    Sep 3 02:40:13 (none) kernel:
    Sep 3 03:01:32 (none) kernel: NOT DVB PTS: 5E 00 01 BD 00 00 01 BD
    Sep 3 03:04:00 (none) kernel: IRPACK_SONY12 disabled message happened 1100 times
    Sep 3 03:04:35 (none) kernel: !!!!WARNING: Needed 2 tries to set video STC to 0xffffb9af
    Sep 3 03:04:35 (none) kernel: Before = 0xffffbcfe, After = 0xffffbd2c
    Sep 3 03:04:35 (none) kernel:
    Sep 3 03:05:05 (none) kernel: !!!!WARNING: Needed 2 tries to set video STC to 0xffffe2b4
    Sep 3 03:05:05 (none) kernel: Before = 0xffffecc0, After = 0xffffecee
    Sep 3 03:05:05 (none) kernel:
    Sep 3 03:05:52 (none) kernel: ### ScootRight: Trying to move before cell data is available...
    Sep 3 03:05:55 (none) last message repeated 5 times
    Sep 3 03:42:41 (none) kernel: IRPACK_SONY12 disabled message happened 1200 times

    -- Then later that night:

    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: ### ERROR: EnqueueIncomingMessage: No space in commandQueue[0] for message 0204
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last status=8203
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last command[0]=0C01
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last command[1]=810D
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: ### ERROR: EnqueueIncomingMessage: No space in commandQueue[0] for message 0201
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last status=8203
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last command[0]=0C01
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last command[1]=810D
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: ### ERROR: EnqueueIncomingMessage: No space in commandQueue[0] for message 0204
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last status=8203
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last command[0]=0C01
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last command[1]=810D
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: ### ERROR: EnqueueIncomingMessage: No space in commandQueue[0] for message 0201
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last status=8203
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last command[0]=0C01
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last command[1]=810D
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: ### ERROR: EnqueueIncomingMessage: No space in commandQueue[0] for message 0204
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last status=8203
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last command[0]=0C01
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last command[1]=810D
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: ### ERROR: EnqueueIncomingMessage: No space in commandQueue[0] for message 0201
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last status=8203
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last command[0]=0C01
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last command[1]=810D
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: ### ERROR: EnqueueIncomingMessage: No space in commandQueue[0] for message 0204
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last status=8203
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last command[0]=0C01
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last command[1]=810D
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: ### ERROR: EnqueueIncomingMessage: No space in commandQueue[0] for message 0201
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last status=8203
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last command[0]=0C01
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last command[1]=810D
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: ### ERROR: EnqueueIncomingMessage: No space in commandQueue[0] for message 0204
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last status=8203
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last command[0]=0C01
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last command[1]=810D
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: ### ERROR: EnqueueIncomingMessage: No space in commandQueue[0] for message 0403
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last status=8203
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last command[0]=0C01
    Sep 3 11:20:49 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: Last command[1]=810D
    Sep 3 11:21:09 (none) kernel: ***** CamManager::SetAndWait TStatus err: 0xffffffff (-1)
    Sep 3 11:21:09 (none) kernel: b25a58 b1e96c b21228 8d3d1c 8d3f1c 74dc44 711c10 79d3a8 79be98 dbca48 79b220 dbd378 ded188 e09a98 0
    Sep 3 11:28:08 (none) kernel: **Transition from unpaired to paired card.**
    Sep 3 11:32:43 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: ### WARNING: CamIoSequence: Failed to read procedure byte: Bad address
    Jan 2 00:00:32 (none) kernel: Loaded 71 symbols from 13 modules.

    -- And a little bit later after another reboot we see some I2C errors:

    Sep 3 17:12:12 (none) kernel: Linux BCM7020 STB interface: version 500032904
    Sep 3 17:12:12 (none) kernel: Using dual-tuner HD client priorities
    Sep 3 17:12:12 (none) kernel: /tvbin/atscapp: ATSC Interface Version 0.5, compiled on May 27 2004
    Sep 3 17:12:12 (none) kernel: 2004 probe
    Sep 3 17:12:12 (none) kernel: I2C transaction at address 0x72 timed out
    Sep 3 17:12:12 (none) kernel: I2C arbitration error at address 0x72.
    Sep 3 17:12:12 (none) last message repeated 3 times
    Sep 3 17:12:12 (none) kernel: I2C arbitration error at address 0x7A.
    Sep 3 17:12:12 (none) kernel: I2C arbitration error at address 0x72.
    Sep 3 17:12:12 (none) kernel: I2C arbitration error at address 0x7A.
    Sep 3 17:12:12 (none) kernel: Changed Broadcom output format to 4801
    Sep 3 17:12:12 (none) kernel: Broadcom DVI colorspace set to RGB
    Sep 3 17:12:12 (none) kernel: I2C arbitration error at address 0x7A.
    Sep 3 17:12:12 (none) kernel: Splash the screen...
    Sep 3 17:12:12 (none) kernel: Loading AV chip dssapp
    Sep 3 17:12:12 (none) kernel: /tvbin/dssappAV: DSS Interface Version 1.16, compiled on May 27 2004

  4. #4
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    tvlogs

    Excerpts from /dev/hda9/log/tvlog:

    -- This occurred 26 times, randomly in the log:

    Sep 3 09:08:11 (none) TvMomMediaSwitch[172]: Detecting a discontinuity in the stream. Recovering : 0

    -- Only 1 warning:

    Sep 3 01:27:59 (none) ContextMgr[182]: WARNING: SetupWatchCached: error '0x9000a' from pVideoSessionM->PlayRecording()!

    -- And just a handfull of errors:

    Sep 2 23:04:06 (none) itch0[172]: hpk brcm: error in start code: 3, at: 0x2b022aa0
    Sep 2 23:04:19 (none) itch0[172]: hpk brcm: error in start code: 3, at: 0x2af90470
    Sep 3 01:27:59 (none) ContextMgr[182]: WARNING: SetupWatchCached: error '0x9000a' from pVideoSessionM->PlayRecording()!
    Sep 3 01:27:59 (none) error[182]: Entered ERROR context: 64670c 799e8c 7741dc 718d6c 716974 799e8c 74cf30 794afc
    Sep 3 02:14:21 (none) itch1[173]: hpk brcm: error in start code: 3, at: 0x2b4e6bf0
    Sep 3 02:36:09 (none) itch1[173]: hpk brcm: error in start code: 3, at: 0x2b626de0
    Sep 3 11:28:09 (none) itch0[172]: hpk brcm: error in start code: 3, at: 0x2aece010
    Sep 3 16:11:38 (none) MyWorld[178]: Error - Could not fully APG boot!

    -- This message appears 135 times throughout the log:

    Sep 2 21:50:17 (none) ApgFrameIter[128]: ApgFrameIter in red dye mode!

    -- There are 109 of these:

    Sep 2 21:49:33 (none) EvtSwitcher[86]: Invalid service attempted to attach?

  5. #5
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    My brother's HR10-250 is doing exactly the same thing. I have done a little checking around...

    It seems there may be a power issue on the main board. The power supply seems stable so I don't think that the power supply itself is the problem.

    When it looses it - screen blanks out, please insert card message and temperature goes nuts - the +5 volts on C1 of the smart card socket goes to zero. When it comes back all is well. I'm not sure if this is the cause or effect...

    There is an IC on the bottom of the board that runs the smart card. I'm wondering if maybe whatever supplies the power to the smart card circuits is also what is supplying power to whatever is reading the temperature?

    It is difficult to troubleshoot without schematics... Especially because that IC (TDA8024) is on the bottom of the multi-layered board.

    Anyone have any technical documents on the HR10-250? Anything would help!

    Thanks!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
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    Same Here

    Just bought a used unit and while trying to get it subbed, it keeps toggling between sensing the Access Card and not, which causes the box to stutter and slow down. Sometimes, it will not see the card at all.

    The message "Please insert valid access card' is dispalyed on screen and on the System Information screen, it toggles between "card not insterted" and "Valid Access Card Inserted"

    Tried different cards, cleaning etc. I will have a look at the temperature and see if it was changing as well.

    I did notice a number of messages in the kernel log related to "SCARD" issues. When I get home, I will fire it up and post an example (it is hacked).

    I would suspect that the chip that controls the smartcard is bad. Would appear to be systemic as there are at least three with similar issues.

    If this is the case, any ideas on where to go for a fix (new mother board)? or did I just buy a very expensive 250GB hard drive.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
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    There are schematics of an old Sony T60 unit in PDF format on this site in an old thread. It's way outdated, but I bet there are a lot of similiarities. For instance it shows that most of the guts of the system are interconnected via the I2C bus. So, anything which caused a glitch on the bus could potentially cause a lot of different components to fail.

    I also tried swapping access card, but to no avail. If the smartcard controller has gone bad and needs to be replaced, then that's more then I was willing to try anyway. I was hoping it was a common problem and easy to identify/fix, but I've given up and replaced the unit with an HR20 now that it's finally out.

    Good luck.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
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    20 Heres the fix!

    Ok, I had the exact same problems, starting with the Digital Audio, then intermittant access card, then temp warnings w/shutdown. I sure went the hard road finding it, after patching the software to kill the temp warnings, going to analog audio and even changing the access card driver chip. Now I will save every one else that wasted time.

    IT's THE POWER SUPPLY!!! There were two caps (capacitors) that were hidden under the heatsincs, just two small things- mine were even bulging. C15 and C42, both 470uf @ 6.3v, when replacing them use 16v or 25v ones, they will last way longer.

    It explained everything, High frequency was bleeding from the switching pulses in the power supply onto a 3v and 5v sub power lines (not the main ones for the HD or CPU) but fed key parts on the I2c buss, smart card and Digital audio.

    Hope that helps someone!!!
    JM

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    9

    Power Supply at fault!

    Wow, JM. I had my unit sent out for repair two years ago with these symptoms. I wish I'd seen your post back then!

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