Satellite receiver cycles on and off


For a couple of days now, my DishNetwork satellite receiver (model VIP-622-DVR) has been cycling on and off every few minutes. (Nothing is displayed on the TV screen).
Why?
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gcotterl wrote:

Haven't a clue, but the folks over at alt.dtv.echostar will probably know. That is where I ask my Dish questions, and they usually are quite helpful.
-- aem sends...
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aemeijers wrote:

OOps, make that alt.dbs. echostar. (my newsreader insists on abbreviating group names on the pick list.)
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On Mon, 14 Dec 2009 14:34:39 -0800 (PST), gcotterl

It's a conspiracy, I tell ya!
What did DishNetwork tell you?
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Wind. It has been windy on earth and the satellite get our of line since it is stationary and the earth gets blown around a few feet. Take a look and you can see the moon jiggle sometimes.
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On Mon, 14 Dec 2009 14:34:39 -0800 (PST), gcotterl
and off:

Broken.
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best ask at satelliteguys.com
its all about satellite tv.
first unplug receiver for at least a hour, make certain its in free air, not covered by a towell, or inside a enterainment center.
now try powering it on again............
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

Rueful chuckle. I had to set mine on wood rails in the equipment stack to get more air space under it, even though it was on the top of the stack, and the thing underneath is seldom switched on. Had two of them self-destruct the hard drive due to overheating, and only got a second 'self install' mailed replacement by upgrading and restarting the 2 year service obligation. They wanted me to pay local dealer for a site visit- I called local dealer and they said they don't do that for receivers obtained directly from Dish. Always call before about 4 in the afternoon, to get an english-speaking CONUS-based CSR. All in all, Dish's customer support business model sucks.
I think their receivers either need a real fan, like an actual computer, or big external heat sinks mechanically tied to the hard drive mount. Like maybe make the lid or base out of a thick U-shaped hunk of metal, and use the big heat sinks like a 1960s stereo amp. -- aem sends...
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