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522 receiver smart card?

Discussion in 'Standard Definition Receiver Support Forum' started by Doc_Monty, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Doc_Monty

    Doc_Monty New Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    I just purchased a used/ (new never activated) 522 receiver from a gentleman that moved into an apt that provided free cable so the unit sat in his closet still in the box. According to what I have read, these receivers did not use a seperate smart card, the card info was built onto the main board. I have read a few post where some users have had to get a new G3 card in order to activate the 522 receivers. Anyone have any first hand experience with these receivers and any problem with activation? I called Dish Customer support and gave them the R00xxxxxxx receiver number to confirm it could be activated. They said it had never been activated so it sould not be a problem. They did not mention having to get a new smart card.
  2. gtal98

    gtal98 Godfather

    Jan 30, 2011
    Dish or PMing a DIRT member here will give you the quickest answer. I know that all the 522/625s I install as a tech have a card in them though. If you need one I'm sure Dish will send it to you, for a small fee probably.
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    Then check again System Info screen (press Menu twice) - if card ID is S19xxxx, that it has G3 card in it. If not - expect get new card (for free if you're lucky).

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