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Black Screen - No Signal - No Lights

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by insimbi, May 21, 2008.

  1. insimbi

    insimbi AllStar

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    Last night while watching American Idol (recorded), it froze up on us. The remote would not work, nothing. I ended up holding down the power button for 5 seconds to reboot the 722. After awhile it came back up just fine.

    This morning when I woke, I noticed the receiver had one light on the front that would go on/off. I pressed the front power button to reset it, but it never did anything - there we no lights on the front of the receiver for probably 10 minutes. I ended up unplugging the 722 for about a minute, then plugged in again.

    I waited for probably 10 more minutes, then eventually I received the "Acquiring Satellite Signal" message. I am ok now, but are these indications that my receiver is having problems???
     
  2. TulsaOK

    TulsaOK New Member

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    Usually, a power cord reset will clear things up. If the behavior occurs again it may indicate a receiver problem.
     
  3. spyz88

    spyz88 New Member

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    This is the same exact thing that happened to my ViP722. I still cant comprehend how Dish Network can actually use these units with the poor quality so evident as it is.
     
  4. spyz88

    spyz88 New Member

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    Just out of curiosity do you have it hooked up via HDMI or component?
     
  5. Rob Glasser

    Rob Glasser Hall Of Fame Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    This sounds like it was in the middle of a reboot. The one light, was it green? Also, what time was this? Was it around 3:00am, or have you adjusted your nightly update time? Just trying to figure out if you just happened to witness your nightly update.

    Where there any recordings going on at the time? If so what does your schedule history show for that recording?
     
  6. fredinva

    fredinva Legend

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    May 10, 2006
    Not entirely true!!
    the bad apples show up on these pages: but for every one that is a problem, there are hundreds that are just fine.

    fred
     
  7. Thinslice

    Thinslice Cool Member

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    Or they dont get online to see if others are having issues like us. I know my dad wouldn't get on here to see if we are all have the same issues. He'd just call and bitch them out. So its possible that others are having the same issue. I know a buddy of mine has the 722 and he's have a few issues with HDMI with his new Samsung. So I know we aren't the only ones.
     
  8. TulsaOK

    TulsaOK New Member

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    Yeah, I've found that approach works best when trying to get help. :rolleyes:
     
  9. satgeek550

    satgeek550 AllStar

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    I think there is seriously something wrong with these stupid things, I am on my third VIP 722 in 4 months, seriously I have go through almost one a month, I havent had to change it out this month YET!! with one day left I wouldn't be surprised, on another note I have dish coming tomorrow to realign my 1000.2 after he flat out refused to climb the same roof that he has climbed multiple times in the past to change out my 500 for the 1000, and the 500 is still there, but tommorrow when he comes I am telling him to move it back where the other one is and give me that dish as I want it for my RV!
     

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