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Access Card Expired ext 763??

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Sea bass, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Sea bass

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    Had this " your access card has expired' message on-screen when I came home? Changed channel, all ok? HR24-500 w/ SWM5. Any ideas?
     
  2. mobandit

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    Sometimes it happens...

    If it happens again, try powering the box down, removing the card, and carefully using a clean pencil eraser "clean" the gold contacts. Reinsert the card and power the box back up...

    You can also, while the card is out, use a little canned air and blow out (gently) the access card slot.
     
  3. Go Beavs

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    Also, try refreshing your services from your DIRECTV online account.
     
  4. wahooq

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    I'd forego the pencil eraser in favor a clean lint free cloth....
     
  5. P Smith

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    Isopropyl would be good or rubbing alcohol.
     
  6. Sea bass

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    I'll throw it in the dishwasher later:D

    Seriously though, I recall this happening to some before. Signal strength issue..
     
  7. studechip

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    They are the same thing.
     
  8. P Smith

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    I don't know what is in your drugstore, but here it's different things: ethyl (for rubbing a body)and isopropyl (for technical cleaning).
     
  9. studechip

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  10. dpeters11

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    Rubbing alcohol in the drugstore can either be isopropyl or ethyl.
     
  11. P Smith

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    and again, here in our drugstores
    perhaps in Cincinnati or Connecticut is different
     
  12. PokerJoker

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    You gotta be careful with drugstore rubbing alcohol, it isn't meant for cleaning. It often contains additives that leave a film on the item you are trying to clean.

    Most drugstores also carry 91% (or even better, 99%) USP alcohol which is nothing but isopropyl alcohol and pure water. Much better for cleaning purposes.

    Of course, if your state allows the sale of Everclear, that works too . . .:lol:

    Keith
     
  13. P Smith

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    Telling me about about cleaning ...
    I recall in a past in R&D lab used special alcohol for cleaning optical lenses; it was ordered by special request.
     
  14. mobandit

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    The lint free cloth may not remove deposits....

    The clean pencil eraser was an authorized item in cleaning gold contacts in a highly technical electronics program that i once participated in...I think it would be good for a DBS system...
     
  15. Carl Spock

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    Back in the days when I'd take a tape deck into a bar to record a band, in a pinch I'd clean tape heads with vodka and a drink napkin wrapped around the end of my finger. The only problem was I'd have to drink the rest of the shot. Damn!





    :grin:
     
  16. oldengineer

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    Sea story follows - "This is no s**t"

    Back in the old Navy when ships were steam powered boiler water was tested for hardness by adding a soap solution to a sample, shaking it, and measuring the time it took for the bubbles to go away. The soap solution liquid base was 190 proof undenatured ethyl alcohol. Water testers were told in school that the alcohol was a deadly poison but some of us knew better.
     
  17. usnret

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    +1 and it mixed well with orange soda too..
     
  18. jdspencer

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    Well, did the OP get his receiver working?
     
  19. inf0z

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    Who cares we're talking about booze.
     

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