GI/Motorola DSR920

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chefwan

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GI/Motorola DSR920 "Help"

How Do You tell if the DSR920's battery is dead?..im going to look at one today to buy for now to get some 4dtv programming, and the guy im getting it from said he sent it in, but i dont know him at all any pointers in how to tell if the battery is dead or now? i hear alot of people say you can check by a unit id or receiver id? if its blank or not?
 
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tdti1

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If it is all hooked up go to any digital channel if it comes in the battery is fine, one risky thing with taking it home is that if the battery is dead and you unplug it to bring it home the unit is toast.
 

chefwan

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is there any other way to tell without it being hooked up? cause the guy says its unpluged and has been for 3 months. so? unit id? receiver id? anything like would that tell me by plugging it up if its ok?
 

tdti1

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is there any other way to tell without it being hooked up? cause the guy says its unpluged and has been for 3 months. so? unit id? receiver id? anything like would that tell me by plugging it up if its ok?

I know if you plug it in and pull up the unit ID you can tell if it is bad or good, I don't recall how though but you should be able to call his old provder and ask then if the unit ID is still valid.
 

Hermitman

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Info on the internet shows a few ways to check. You could find someone competent in electronics. They could check the battery with a voltmeter in a couple of minutes.

Another way is by looking at the Unit ID numbers. Check the Systems Option Screen; Options 6, 5. Line A, Digital Unit ID should start out 00-12EF or 00-12F0 thru 00-12F5 & Line B, Receiver # should start out 000-03177 thru 000-03180. If it doesn't, then chances are the Unit ID is corrupt and will not receive digital channels. The unit receiver number, Options 6, 5, Line B should also match the U/A number on the back of the receiver.

Another way of checking the receiver is to check the time display & satellite & channel number. If time is at 12:00 and when On/Off button is pressed on front panel and it shows only a 1, then that indicates no memory is stored, usually caused by a dead battery.

Have fun.
 
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