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Does DTV *ever* repair and return a DVR?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by cigar95, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. cigar95

    cigar95 Legend

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    As the original poster, these last few posts actually make me feel a *little bit* better about what happened (almost exactly) a year ago. It sounds like my problem was not something as trivial as a bad power supply, but on the motherboard itself. Still a problem that was, in principle, fixable, but would have taken more work.

    It does sound like I ought to make sure and be gentle when pulling the powercord to switch HDDs, or my new unit could suffer the same fate eventually.
     
  2. loveshockey

    loveshockey Godfather

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    now when i put the power supply back into the working HR23-700 it is doing the same thing as my broken HR23-700, doesn't power up and the fan just twitches...

    I thought I removed the power supply and reinserted correctly...

    On the working one, i did a menu reset and pulled the plug when everything shut down...
    or was this wrong to do?
     
  3. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    I had a feeling that would happen. Did you put the PS you thought was good back in its HR? If it works in that one and doesn't in the other one, the trouble must be on the motherboard. But, what you're posting is exactly what the symptoms of a bad PS are. The fan just twitching is a typical symptom.

    You did nothing wrong when you shut down the HR.

    Rich
     
  4. loveshockey

    loveshockey Godfather

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    OMG!! After a day of being plugged in, the "working" HR23-700 is back to life by itself!!!

    I can't believe it!!! I noticed 4 Directv media servers through my Playstation 3, and went to check on it, and I've got live tv...

    Maybe I will try the transplant again and just leave it plugged in for a while!!!
     
  5. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    Well, at least you sound like you're enjoying yourself.

    Rich
     

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