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Let's hear it for the 921!!!


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#21 OFFLINE   DonLandis

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 02:03 PM

Rotrykt- Hopefully, you know the drill on the 622 HDMI- You need to contact Dish and get a 622 tech on line and request a replacement. Yopu have one of the 622's with a bad HDMI connection. It's a hardware flaw in the solder joints.

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#22 OFFLINE   Rotryrkt

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 03:17 PM

Rotrykt- Hopefully, you know the drill on the 622 HDMI- You need to contact Dish and get a 622 tech on line and request a replacement. Yopu have one of the 622's with a bad HDMI connection. It's a hardware flaw in the solder joints.


Yes, I know the procedure. Since I bought it from a local retailer, I am tempted to try a solder repair myself and if that doesn't work, take it back to them for a replacement. I need to be totally sure before I try such a drastic step. I used to build Heathkits back in the '70s, so I have done a few circuit boards in my time, but none of the new surface mount stuff. The HDMI on mine is a very poor connector. It was loose when I first plugged a cable into it and it moves around very easily. There must be a better quality socket on the market since the one on my Vizio TV is rock solid and grips the connector firmly. I think Dish just spec'd a cheap piece of hardware.
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#23 OFFLINE   DonLandis

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 05:45 PM

Me too on the home building back in the 60's / 70's. but today's SM soldering is a differenent ball game. To start with you'll need special soldering pencil with temperature control. Use magnifying head gear and have to have a very steady hand. You may want to PM David Lavin who has had success with an HDMI repair on his 622. David is good about giving you details on procedure.

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 11:02 AM

I'm on my third 921 in about 2.5 years. Its more stable now than in the past, but certainly not as solid as my 7100 is (which took a couple years to get to that point).

I returned my last one after repeated "smart card is not authorized" messages, which would go away after about 2 minutes, but would kill any recordings taking place.

My 921 now periodically irks me when it stops responding and won't power off (power lights go off, but still continues to show a picture) and requires a cold boot.

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 02:44 PM

So CLUSTER size experiements are why I had all that stuttering. Now it's all gone!
Model ID: DishDVR 921
Card Revision: DNASP103 Rev30B
Boot Version: 120B
Flash Version: F052
SW Version: L332HECD-N




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