ViP 211 goes dark - intermittently

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jstrait

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After over 5 years of (mostly) trouble-free operation, my 211 has started exhibiting an intermittent issue. Once or twice a day (most days) while watching on the satellite tuner, the TV will suddenly go black. Waiting for 5 minutes or so will cause the receiver to reset itself, reboot, and re-acquire signal. Alternatively, we can power down the 211 and force a reboot and acquire signal. Does this sound like a known issue, and has a fix, or should I just contact Dish and get them to send a replacement 211? Anyone got any advice?

TIA,
Jeff
 
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PM one of the DIRT members. Sounds like the receiver is heading south. Honestly, five years is a pretty good run for a receiver.
 
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Mr Tony

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yeah it sounds like the 211 is going to die soon.

I assume it is in a well ventilated area?
 
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ZachS@DISH

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I agree sounds like the 211 is failing. Have you already talked to someone about getting this replaced?
 
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jstrait

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Thanks for your help Zach - you da man! Got shipment confirmation last night.
 

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