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Directv box help

05-29-2005, 08:39 PM
My regular Directv box keeps turning off by its self. The screen will turn diffirent colors or the video will scramble for a second then i get the grey snow, and then the blue instilation screen comes up. Some days it wont turn off, but other days it will turn off about every 10 minutes. I've tryed unplugging it for 15 seconds, doesnt work. What should i do?

05-29-2005, 09:16 PM
Have an exorcism performed :D

05-29-2005, 09:49 PM
sounds like a heat problem. what box is it and does it have a fan in it?

05-30-2005, 06:28 AM
i dont know the exact model but its huges

05-30-2005, 07:03 AM
If its a Hughes Platinum it does not have a fan and they do run warm - very warm. Do you have it out in the open to facilitate air flow? if you have anything sitting on top of it - remove it. If this does not help, put a fan to it and see if it stops's it from acting up. If it then runs normal - bingo - heat problem. If it does not run correctly I would say a damaged box.

05-30-2005, 09:36 AM
ok thanks. nothings on top of it. in about 3 feets away from a window buts thats prolly not enough.

05-30-2005, 09:50 AM
Put a fan to it. If that doesn't work I suppose you could take Italianos suggestion.