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Discussion in 'Other HD Receiver Support Forum (811, 921, 942)' started by jeftut, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. jeftut

    jeftut New Member

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    boot 120b
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    can anyone tell me, when you power down the 921,is the fan suppose to keep running all the time?
     
  2. guruka

    guruka Troublemaker/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Yes, it's not actually off, just in standby mode so it can start immediately if a timer fires. The actual boot time from a cold start is way too long to wait.

    Loud isn't it? <g>

    .....G
     
  3. jeftut

    jeftut New Member

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    Jan 18, 2004
    thanks,no not really. was just curious.
     
  4. Mark Lamutt

    Mark Lamutt Your Neighborhood Liasion

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    The fan runs all the time. I'm just glad that it's quieter than the 6000 8vsb fan was.
     
  5. SJ HART

    SJ HART Legend

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    I wish it was even quieter! My HT equipment rack is not closed and therefore you can really hear it. I'm thinking about building a box around it and putting it somewhere else. Even putting a towel over the front panel seems to diminish the sound (I believe that is where the fans are). I've never noticed my 721 (in our family room) because it is in a closed entertainment center. SJ
     
  6. BarryO

    BarryO Legend

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    Uh, the whole idea of the fans are to increase airflow to keep the internal components from overheating. Putting a towel over the front (one of the fans is toward the front, I believe) kinda defeats the purpose, doesn't it?

    I can imagine Dish engineers cringing when they read this...
     
  7. SJ HART

    SJ HART Legend

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    I don't believe that air comes in from the front panel, but instead from the sides. I'll have to go look at the pictures again that someone posted on another forum. By the way, the towel was just an example, I'm not actually doing that. However, it points out that they could have problably insulated the unit more to absorb the sound. I probably will build sometype of enclosure (with adequate air flow) or move the entire unit to the garage (which is right next to our HT)....
     

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