As I may have mentioned before, I'm not one for gambling, and my pallet for drinking has matured to the point that I prefer to sip my whiskey. Regardless of my growing... sophistication (sure, lets use that word) I think this product is absolutely genius, not Einstein/Hawking genius, but more spring break partying kind of genius. Available almost everywhere online (where the heck have I been), Amazon has it starting at $9.95(US).
My brothers Motorola DCT3416 died, and I figured I would attempt to fix it. I want to start out by saying I know very little about PVR's, other than somewhere buried inside is a standard computer hard drive. While dropping off the DCT3416, my brother informs me that it doesn't turn on, and that it makes this clicking noise. My first assumption is that the HD is corrupt and or damaged and preventing the machine from booting. Replacing the internal HD should produce a simple fix, so lets go about doing just that. Replacing the internal HD is going to be slightly more complicated than originally anticipated as the rear of the DCT3416 has 3 tamper proof/security screws, which I do not have a tool for. Instead I used a series of pliers, and 10 minutes later had all the screws removed. Here is what the tamper proof/security screws look like, once removed. I should add that there is also a plastic security tab, just above the IEEE 1394 jacks, which disintegrated when I attempted to