AM21 gone bad?

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  1. scarzy

    scarzy Mentor

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    I have two AM21's - one hooked up to my HR54 and one hooked up to my HR24. The one hooked up to my HR24 seems to have gone bad. The local OTA channels cannot find tuner 1 or 2 in the guide any longer. I tried to reset channels and that cleared all my OTA channels. I tried rebooting in several different manners with no success. I was able to remove the Antenna from my menu and get it back into my menu through a series of reboots. When I choose my local zip 61008, it finds my area, and the "finding guide data" takes awhile but does complete successfully. Then I check to edit channels and there are no channels to be found. I have tied different zip codes with no success. I have verified my antenna is working probably by hooking up directly to my TV and there is an excellent signal and all the channels can be viewed. The HR24 knows its connected to the AM21 but I can't get the channels to be found it seems. Any ideas? Anybody have one available for a decent price? Ebay prices are too high right now. Thanks in advance for any help!
     
  2. codespy

    codespy The Pack is getting sacked!! DBSTalk Club

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    I’ve only had two AM21’s out of fifteen go bad in the last 10 years. Unplug power cord from wall that feeds the AM21 for 10 sec, then plug back in. This will automatically reboot the HR24 if you have them plugged in series with each other. If that doesnt resolve the tuner removed errors, it may be toast.

    And yes, I just sold two brand new ones on eBay in the last month starting at $10 bids. One sold for $97 and the last one at $175 with free shipping. It all depends on the product and traffic at that time.
     
  3. Mar 1, 2019 #3 of 11
    scarzy

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    Thanks, I will give this another try. I am starting to think it is toast :(

    With the new LCC coming one day to all markets, does anyone else have an AM21 available for a reasonable price? Any suggestions where else to search other than Ebay at this point?
     
  4. Mar 1, 2019 #4 of 11
    slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    eBay is the only place where you will find them, you'll just have to wait for a good deal. Or wait for the LCC to come out - even if it turns out the LCC doesn't work on the HR2x (which is quite possible) you could get an LCC for your HR54 and move the AM21 to your HR24.

    And no, no one knows when the LCC will be officially released. Or at least not anyone who is allowed to say.
     
  5. Mar 1, 2019 #5 of 11
    cmoss5

    cmoss5 1960'S NOSTALGIA

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    Hey, call this number and tell them pin is 1449 (1-800-824-9081) tell them your AM21 no longer works and want the new LCC (Local Cable Connector)....if they ask where you got this number, tell them from DIRECTV CHAT...(That number is for DIRECTV Management Team)
     
  6. Mar 1, 2019 #6 of 11
    Athlon646464

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    Won't they send the LCC to the address associated with that PIN?
     
  7. Mar 1, 2019 #7 of 11
    cmoss5

    cmoss5 1960'S NOSTALGIA

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    No....this came from DIRECTV CHAT...I did not get as said had to not be able to receive local channels due to local dispute with local channel...if you call them, let me know what they tell you....if you can get it, let us all know....thanks..
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2019
  8. Mar 1, 2019 #8 of 11
    dod1450

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    If the LCC does not work out. I have two am21 that I would let go for a reasonable price.
     
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  9. Mar 2, 2019 #9 of 11
    scarzy

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    dod1450 - sent message. thanks!
     
  10. GordonGekko

    GordonGekko Active Member

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    Anybody have any luck with this?
     
  11. Glenee

    Glenee Cool Member

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    If Leave Directv. I will have 3 AM21's to sell. Won't be for a couple months.
     
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