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Hughes SD-DVR40 power indicator

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by palmheel, May 24, 2012.

  1. palmheel

    palmheel New Member

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    I have an old Hughes SD-DVR40, does the power indicator (green light) remain on all the time, also the fan is kind of loud. This box was hacked about 8 years ago. When it boots, acquiring satellite info will not proceed past 65%.
     
  2. nmiller855

    nmiller855 New Member

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    Have you tried unplugging it ,removing the satellite cables & plug it back in & when it gets to the part where you can skip the satellite set up skip it & go to the menu before you screw the cables back in? That has worked for some cases.
     
  3. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    How about you throw it away and buy a new one? These things cost like 20 bucks.

    Get a new Betamax and new 8-track while you're at it.
     
  4. 55tbird

    55tbird New Member

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    Yes, the green power light should be on whenever the unit is powered. Could be the fan is dirty &/or out-of-balance.

    nmiller is correct, it's worked for me before, although not everytime. GL

    Very helpful... might as well get a 4-track instead... Arcady, do you want my old one, it records as well.
     

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