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R16 high-pitched whine?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by SCDishMan2006, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. SCDishMan2006

    SCDishMan2006 AllStar

    Feb 2, 2006
    Just activated a replacement R16. Is it common for these receivers to emit a high-pitched whine? Or is that just during start up?

    It's VERY aggravating.
  2. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

    Jul 20, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    Could be a bad fan bearing, HDD bearing, or bad power supply.

    It's NOT a common occurence. I would call DirecTV and request a different unit.

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