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Where can I buy a Power Supply for a HR24-500?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by static2229, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. static2229

    static2229 Mentor

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    Does anybody know where I can purchase a power supply for a HR24-500?

    I found one for a HR24-100 on eBay, but it is different and does not work.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Shades228

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  3. static2229

    static2229 Mentor

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    The unit is opened up on my desk. Damage is done, so fees are the least of my worries right now LOL.

    I would even be interested in buying a dead hr24-500 to get the part.
     
  4. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    Why do you need to replace this yourself? DirecTV will replace your defective HR24 for ~$20 shipping. Free if you have their Equipment Protection Plan.
     
  5. Shades228

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    Doesn't want to lose recordings is the safe bet.
     
  6. Clemsole

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    So the recordings are worth about $400.00? The cost of opening the unit.
     
  7. static2229

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    Directv wouldn't guarantee me an HR24 as a replacement. Plus they said worst-case-scenario if I open it up is I buy a new one ($160) and send this one back when they provide a box.
     
  8. Aug 1, 2012 #8 of 15
    Rich

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    That one on eBay is for a 24-100, I think, and won't work in a 24-500. I have a friend who is searching for a PS for a 24-500 and I've been helping him, but we've both failed. Apparently they are not for sale anywhere. As was suggested, you might be trying to save your recordings and replacing the PS would fix that.

    Failing to find a PS and getting a replacement for it should be easy. I don't think anyone in their right mind would consider a 22 or a 23 (the only HRs they can replace your 24 with because of the 500GB HDD in them and the 24s) "equal to, or better than" a 24.

    Rich
     
  9. Aug 1, 2012 #9 of 15
    Rich

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    To clarify, my friend has an owned 24-500 and two 2TB HDDs full of recordings he doesn't want to lose. I did advise him not to put all his eggs in one basket, but he didn't listen and is now up the creek and has no idea what to do. Shades228 did offer some good advice about where to find a used 24-500 in that thread he linked to. Pawn shops, places like that. We've still had no luck with that.

    The part of this search that I find really enjoyable is that he used to laugh at my collection of HRs that I use to back everything up, but, he's no longer laughing at me.... :lol:

    Rich
     
  10. parts.man

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    Check e-bay now, search for "directv hr24" and sort by newly listed. There are two listed as HR24-500's, one auction ending in 22 hours and the other in about two days, both listed on August 1. Sounds that they are likely not able to be activated, but then again it doesn't matter. One says it was only used 3 weeks. Other says it was employee owned. I don't know about either, but I hope this helps. One is really cheap, other might be iffy.
     
  11. Jacob Braun

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    I've never actually seen an HR23/22/21 replace an HR24 on an account. I'm not saying it wouldn't happen, but a very good argument can be made that it would be a downgrade due to it's lack of built in DECA, and it very well might not be compatible with the equipment installed. That's the reasoning for it in my head, anyway.
     
  12. Rich

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    Would seem logical, wouldn't it? I haven't had anything but a 24 as a replacement for any of my HRs since the 24s were introduced.

    Rich
     
  13. tonydi

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    What about repairing your PS? I'm no electronics expert and can barely make a decent solder joint, but I repaired a couple of DTivo power supplies and a couple of Samsung LCD's before.

    I don't know what the failure mode would be on the HR24 PS, but if it's a bad capacitor or two then it's probably pretty easy to spot and swap out. If it's not obvious, maybe a local repair shop might be able to test it and determine which part to replace.
     
  14. Shades228

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    People should really do some research on how to ensure that power supplies are disharged completely before doing any repair on them. I wouldn't recommend this path as more damage could be done, to the person and the item.

    If it's really that important it shouldn't be hard to track a 24 500 for sale and buy it.
     
  15. Rich

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    Looks really easy to swap out a PS for another one. Never did one, but I've examined the board and it seems like a few screws and a couple connectors are all that connects it to the chassis. But to pay $100 for a 40-50 dollar part seems a bit excessive. Weaknees has them, why they don't sell them is beyond me.

    Rich
     

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