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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

    Jul 28, 2011
    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 Active Member

    Sep 26, 2000
    East of...
    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

    Oct 14, 2004
    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

    Jun 24, 2007
    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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