View Full Version : 9241 Receiver Issue

02-11-2012, 09:48 AM
I have a HD PVR, 9241. I was receiving the dreaded error 311 the other night where it would prompt to unplug and replug the receiver in after 1 minute. I decided to do a quick hard drive diagnostics on it. The result said "NO_HARD_DRIVE_FOUND" and then I rebooted the receiver by holding down the power button on the panel. Now, the receiver won't come back up. It looks like it starts to boot normal, the blue & green lights come on. Then, the screen flickers, and the record light lights up and then blinks about once every 3 seconds. The receiver is only passing a black video screen, and the receiver doesn't respond to any button commands. I also tried rebooting it with a USB stick (read this might work on a forum), but it didn't help. Is the hard drive bad preventing the box from coming up or is it toast? I'm hoping I can fix this, since the receiver was fine until the quick HDD diag was run.


02-12-2012, 08:45 PM
Update to my post, I let the receiver sit with the blinking light and black screen for about 6 hours. It magically came back to life with the screensaver screen showing. The box is working fine again.

02-13-2012, 01:14 PM
Now would be a good time to subscribe to "Dish Care".......lol

$7 per month and they will replace your 9241 if it fails.

09-05-2012, 07:18 AM
Sorry to revive an old thread, I have the same problem after last night, but I haven't been lucky enough to have it come back. Anyone know of a way to clear the NVRAM by grounding out any pins on the circuit board or anything?

09-06-2012, 01:32 PM
You may want to look over this site, I have a 9242 and have found a lot of info here.

09-06-2012, 02:18 PM
He posted the exact same question on that Forum already.

09-08-2012, 05:37 PM
Sounds like the OP wants to hack his receiver.

09-08-2012, 05:39 PM
Sounds like the OP wants to hack his receiver.

no he dosn't. The receiver sounds like it might be going

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