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I have a 9000i Local and am having trouble getting my PVR to work. I have a docking station with a WD Hdd. I haven't been able to find any instructions about setting it up. I did go to the linkbox site and look. I couldn't find a normal USB cable, there was only two I could find. One had a some kind of what this guy called a block so that it would send power only one direction at a time. The other which I did try had some software built into one end of the cable. That one wasn't recognized by the receiver, it keeps saying USB Device not ready. Both cables where called Data Transfer Cables. Tried Record Manager, PVR settings and looked at some things in systems. Can any one tell me what their setup is like.

Leaving to bring this overly priced cable back.

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Tom

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It depends on your external hard drive.  A standard USB cable to your Hard drive is all that is needed.  There are basically two types of USB connectors type A and B.  Type A is the standard connector that would go into the Linkbox USB port or should fit any PC.  The other end that would go into your Hard Drive could be one of either Type A or B in standard, Micro, or Mini versions.  If your drive in USB 3.0 then that can use a standard B or Micro one.  

Not sure how it will work with a docking station and that may be your issue.  

I have an external drive (powered from the Linkbox's USB port)  hooked up to my Linkbox formatted in NTFS and it works fine.

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The docking station that I'm using is only 2.0 but has almost every interface port. e-sata, usb male, usb mini ect. I tried the mini and that didn't work either. It might be the docking station. I had it for the Pansat HD box' and I haven't used it for quite a while. The docking station that your using will play back I assume' can you hook it up to your PC if you had a reason to? What kind is it?

Just took my docking station apart. Didn't see any burn marks on the board or components, but as they say that don't mean not'un.

Thanks for the reply EmilNJ

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I'm using an external HDD not a docking station.  It records and plays back fine.

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Interesting, I never thought of using just a External Hdd.

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Just got my new WD Elements external portable HDD. Hooked up to my 9000i w/the cable it came with, checked to to make sure the HDD light was on,and I still can't get the PVR to work. This can't be this hard, I got to be doing something wrong. Tried to format it trough the storage information menu w/Linkbox. It's not formatting, I don't know if I even got to do this. Keeps saying no record partition. Is there any where that there are detailed instructions? Or should I be using my computer to do the formatting? O I did do a cold reboot too.

Thanks, and keep your foot off the brake, it only causes trouble.

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I got it to work! Yipee! I hooked it up to my HTCP computer (I build all my desk tops as of a lot of you guys do), the machine recognized it. I went though a couple utility files that came with it, then closed it with some software it has preinstalled that you can find down in the right hand corner of a windows machine where that little arrow pointing up is. Say's safe to remove device, hooked it up back to the 9000i that's was it. Go figure. Easy, maybe I was trying to hard.

Keep off your brake this week end!
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