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HDTVFanAtic

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I have 2 DSR-400 series SC STBs.

One works fine. The other has issues....what should I expect from epay, lol.

All the lights come on when plugged in - and it seems locked up with no output - but like a Xmas tree with the the lights on.

At other times no lights come in.

I can see the battery cockyeye in it thorugh the top grill. The battery in the other unit appears flat while this seems at a 90 degree angle.

I am thinking the battery might be loose causing this issue - but remember something about bad batteries on the DSR-922 4DTV series.

Would this cause the syntopms I am seeing.

And just to check, how do I get these d*!$ wierd a$* screws out of this thing? I've tried pliers, vicegrips, wrenches and even wire cutters. I cannot get leverage on any of them.

Suggestions?
 
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HDTVFanAtic

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keenan said:
Don't the Moto boxes use a security bolt similar to something on the following link?

http://www.hudsonfasteners.com/security.htm?OVRAW=security bits&OVKEY=security bit&OVMTC=standard
Security Screws

or here,

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000F7DWMQ/ref=nosim/104-2832417-7712711?n=228013
Amazon.com: 100 piece Tamper Proof/Security Screwdriver Bits: Tools & Hardware

I guess the difference is I actually own the satellite stb, but whatever.

No, the design isn't on that Hudson tool page :(
 

keenan

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There has to be something out there, I just Googled for security bits and I think that was the first two that came up but there were pages of sites.
 

keenan

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I don't know, the only box I can compare to is the Moto 6412 cableTV box and it uses security bolts/screws but the bits are easily purchased. I doubt Motorola would change the type of fastener used depending on whether it was a lease or purchase item, it's all the same to them.

(give me a couple of weeks/mos and I'll let you know.. :p )
 

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I posted this somewhere, easiest way, get some clear plastic bic pens (the older ones, with the clear outside)

Take pen apart, melt the end of the clear plastic (with a lighter), then push onto the screw, give it time to set up, then turn, should unscrew without issue.

You might need to make a few, but its cheap, and does work!
 
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