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I broke little door on HD DVR faceplate

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Aero Man, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Aero Man

    Aero Man Cool Member

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    Grrr...looking for case parts.

    Last night I relocated my piano black HR21-700 w/AM21 (moved to differant room) and I dropped the unit. The unit survived (works as before), but the little plastic door covering USB (front left side as I look at the faceplate) broke off.

    Any idea on where or how I can buy a replacement door cover?

    Murphy's law...when DTV raised the subscription fee earlier this year, I cancelled my protection plan to keep the monthly rate similar to before the price hike.
     
  2. Thaedron

    Thaedron Hall Of Fame

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    I don't know of any source for parts, but maybe if you ask around here, someone will offer up one on a defunct unit (owned rather than leased of course).
     
  3. sswheeler

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    Duct tape
     
  4. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    That wouldn't be covered under the PP even if you had it.
     
  5. matt

    matt New Member

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    Yeah, for some reason I don't think the PP people would be happy if you told them what you just told us.

    Should this be in the wanted section?
     
  6. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

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    Just use some scotch tape to hold the door on. If/when you send it back, they will replace it during the cosmetic touchup. Don't worrry about it.
     
  7. Aero Man

    Aero Man Cool Member

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    Great idea to solicit to buy a replacement door from a DBSTalk member. I broke the left faceplate door (covers unused USB port) on a black HR21-700 and cannot replace the shattered door. I'm in hot water, because this is my wife's DVR and used for her "special" recordings. Replacement parts don't seem to be available from DTV.

    I'm willing to pay a premium w/shipping to buy a replacement BLACK left-side faceplate door from a member; hopefully with minimal scratches and in good condition.

    Since I'm at work during the day (West Coast), please PM if you can help; I'll check for PMs every couple of hours.

    By the way, MRV works great on my hard-wired home network

    Aero Man
     
  8. matt

    matt New Member

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    I don't know how much you mean by premium, but I just saw two leased HR22s on ebay for like 65 or best offer. Maybe you can talk him down to 10 :) He tried to sell them for $150 last week...

    You won't be able to activate them, but you can harvest them for the parts you need.
     
  9. gomezma1

    gomezma1 Godfather

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    don't buy them. If his account is not in good standing you will not be able to activate them. I got scammed on a HD R22.
     
  10. matt

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    I guess I should have been more specific. I meant buy them and harvest them for parts.
     
  11. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

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    If they are leased, noone should be buying them....in essence you are buying stolen equipment, and if you buy it knowingly, you are just as guilty as the seller.
     
  12. gomezma1

    gomezma1 Godfather

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    not only that, the seller will be tacked on with a big bill for no returning them.
     
  13. Aero Man

    Aero Man Cool Member

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    Thanks everyone - you're watching my back.

    Does anyone have a broken HR-21/22 that you want to sell for parts - keep the internal hard drive for yourself. I just need that little door.

    Aero Man
     
  14. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    I think the HR21 and HR22 (mine is an R22-100 though so I could be wrong) have different finishes? Isn't one glossy and one matte?

    I just yanked the left side USB cover off my 10 yr old's 21-700 and it's glossy. He's spoiled enough so you can have it if that's the one you need. :lol:

    PM me your mailing address if you still need one. ;)
     

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