2nd receiver unplugged for a year (1 Viewer)

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stomper

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322 DP plus, I have two receivers for 4 rooms, the first receiver in the living room is fine, the one in the backroom has been unplugged for a year, noone ever uses it. I just plugged it in, everything went fine, ran the check switch test, all green, everything is fine, Channel 101 is just fine. Except it doesn't get all the channels. Just a bunch of home shopping ones in the 200s, and most of those just show a black screen after I tune there. The Nasa channel works. I'm thinking it doesn't work right because its missed all the software updates and whatnot. How do I fix this problem?
 
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Anole

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As for new firmware, if any is available, it should say so when you turn on the receiver, so long as it's connected to the dish and receiving a signal.
If it offers you a download, I would probably take it.
Follow on-screen messages, and plan on leaving it alone for half an hour while it does it's business.

But, I think the real problem is that its authorization has expired.
Not sure of the current situation, but one of the following should work:
- leave it on line for a few days and it'll probably recover
- call Dish and get 'em to hit you
 

Pepper

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when you call be sure to inquire as to whether you can get any credit, since you paid $60 in additional receiver fees to have it just sit there unplugged.
 
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Stargazer

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Dish Network will not give you credit for a receiver you CHOSE to have unplugged for a year. It was still activated and they will say that you should have called them to deactivate it while it is not in use.
 

Anole

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Sep 22, 2005
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If I don't drive my car for a month can I skip the payment?

NO ! - :eek:

But thanks for asking. - :D


Great thread. Lot of laughs. And the OP got his problem solved. Coudn't have a better outcome.


. . . and besides, how do I know you didn't drive it the first week, or when I wasn't looking?
 
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