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Replacing the Humax PVR-9200T Clock Module

If the clock shows --:-- when in standby the clock module has failed, and the PVR will not record from standby. It appears to be a very common fault on units over 2 years old. In an excellent piece of work, Big-les reported on www.digitalspy.co.uk that the majority of failures are due to the build up of contamination on the printed circuit board which can be cleaned by following the procedure here. If thorough cleaning does not resolve the problem then in all probability a clock module component has failed, and module replacement is the best option. The clock-digit brightness fades over 2-3 years of use and can eventually become almost unreadable. Cleaning the printed circuit board will obviously not solve this problem and replacing the module is the only practical solution. Removing and replacing the clock module is not difficult, and can be completed by most people with only a minimum of electronics experience within ½ hour. No soldering skills are required, all components just plug and screw together. A new Clock module can be purchased from Humax Customer Technical Support on 0844 669 8800. Humax Direct Sales will not be able to supply, and will refer you to Customer Technical Support. The cost (as of Jan 2010) is £30.77, including VAT and delivery. To remove and replace the Clock Module:1. Make sure the PVR is unplugged from the mains power. 2. Take precautions against static electricity. (Easiest way is to ground the case by connecting to a good earth point, periodically touch the metal case during the operation, and minimise the touching of electronic components). 3. Remove the 5 screws holding the top of the case to the chassis. There are 3 screws on the rear, and one each side. Carefully remove the outer case by sliding slightly rearwards and lifting off.

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Replacing the Humax PVR-9200T Clock Module
4. Unplug the power connector (B -Fig. 1) and the long IDE connector (A -Fig. 1) from the hard drive. Grasp the plugs and do not pull on the cables. Ease the long IDE plug from the hard drive by gently moving it up and down while easing it away from the hard drive until it comes out. Remove the 4 screws (C -Fig. 2) that hold the hard drive and support bracket to the case, and lift out. Place safely to one side.

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5. You should then see the ribbon connecter (D -Fig. 3) for the clock module. Remove the old ribbon cable from the main board, by carefully pulling in an horizontal direction.

Figure 3 6. Unplug the USB (G -Fig. 1) connector from the main board.

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Replacing the Humax PVR-9200T Clock Module
7. From the top remove the 2 screws (E -Fig. 1) securing the front panel plastic tabs to the chassis. Carefully pull forward the front panel by slightly lifting the 3 plastic tabs (F -Fig. 1). Also, carefully release the 3 similar plastic tabs from the bottom of the case. 8. The front panel can now be separated from the main chassis. Lay the front panel face down on the workbench in front of the unit.

Figure 4 9. Remove the 5 screws (H-Fig. 4) holding the old clock module to the front panel, and lift out the module. 10. Fit the new or repaired clock module, re-using the 5 screws. 11. Thread the ribbon cable through the slot in the front of the chassis and carefully insert the end of the cable into the socket on the main board. The cable must be gently folded over to form a right angle, so that the side with the contacts is on top where it enters into the connector (see Fig. 3 & 4). Do not flatten the cable where it is bent over. To prevent kinking when pushing the cable into the socket, hold the cable between finger and thumb as near as possible to the cable end. 12. Feed the USB connector cable through the slot in the front chassis, and clip the front panel back into place. Check that all tabs are fully latched and refit the 2 retaining screws to the top end tabs (E -Fig. 1). 13. Re-plug the USB cable into main board (see G -Fig. 1). 14. Refit the hard drive. Fitting the 4 screws (C -Fig. 2) will be made easier by attaching the screws to the screwdriver with a small piece of Blu-Tack. 15. Refit the power and data cable connectors to the hard drive. 16. Refit the case top and fix with the 5 screws.

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