Thanks to political correctness we here in North America no longer have the lovable Christmas Santa Claus, as seen portrayed in the picture above. Instead we have Polar bears, which are cool and all, I mean, the message of global warming and the melting of ice caps, preserve the polar bears. I get it, it's cool, but it's not Santa Claus, is it? Well in less PC parts of the world (Argentina) they still get to have Santa Claus, and one recent campaign brought parents back to their youth, by letting them relive the experience of sitting on Santa's lap and wishing for Christmas presents.
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