Same fan issue. Received a replacement QIP 7216 P2 DVR STB yesterday (to address another problem). Automatic Set up worked fine. Overnight fan speed increased and has not come down. Reboot no solution. Unplugging RF cable brings fan down (???) but that is not a solution. Problem seems to have been acknowledged by VERIZON but not solved. Keep up the posts reporting this problem. Offering replacement with units that have the same issue is not acceptable. If replacement unit works in VERIZON testing units they have to change their QA processes.
What can be done about the annoying loud fan noise from the 7216 STB?
So I have the same problem of course. Can't stand to use it. Tried jamming the fan but then it error codes as there must be a safety check on the unit to shut off if fan is jammed. Going to ask for another one.
I also have a black Motorola QIP 7232-2 DVR box. I've had it for over 2 years. It started getting very loud about 2 weeks ago. The Brightness was already on Low. I tried adjusting the Brightness up to NORMAL, then rebooting, up to HIGH, then rebooting, and now back down to LOW and rebooting. The noise is still annoyingly loud.
Possibly failing. 7232's are not known for fan noise, and also could be drive noise. Try unplugging and giving its grills a vacuum.
I'm having the same problem here in NJ. I just called Verizon and they are sending me a replacement STB. I hope the new one works since I'll be losing all of my recorded movies when I turn in the old STB.
I have this same problem as well!! I was thinking that Verizon did something to make it louder so that I would want to switch to the VMS when it came out. lol It sounds like a software issue so hopefully they can fix it at a later date. This particular DVR is in an area that I can not hear it, but I had to plug/unplug the unit a few times and the fan was going like crazy!
My QIP-7216-P1 (1.9.5 17.17) starting sounding like a vacuum cleaner in the middle of the night last night. I tried rebooting, shaking the box, etc... Truning off the power (and leaveing it off) solved the noise problem.
... should also mention that unplugging the input cable reduces the fan noise as well, so it seems like a configuration problem not a true thermal/hardware issue.
There might be more to this than just the fan... I turned my DVR off overnight so I could sleep. When I turned it on this morning it would not "boot". Only the amber light on the upper right fo the display would blink. I tried things a couple times and at some point thing I saw the error code E024 (It was early and I was half asleep ;^)) I then unplugged the power and the input cable and then it would boot. Plugged the input cable in and things seemed to be ok. Only then did I find out that all of my series defininitions had been wiped, and all my recorcding had disappeared as well. Time to get a replacement I think...