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DirecTV DVR Shuts Down and Re-boots Without Warning

I have two DirecTV DVRs, both Phillips DSR 708 DVRs. Have had problems with both shutting down without warning, and then automatically re-powering up going thru the entire DirecTV power-up sequence. Have tried unplugging and leaving unplugged overnight. This helps, but after a while, the problem recurs. Called DirecTV, but they were no help. Would appreciate any suggestions or information that would identify the cause of this problem and how to solve it. Thanks

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Re: DirecTV DVR Shuts Down and Re-boots Without Warning

With the DVR up and operating well I would lift up one corner about 1/2 inch and drop it to see if that causes it to malfunction. If it does, then you likely have one or more bad solder connections inside that need repair. If no change is noted, then it could possibly be defective capacitors or a voltage regulator going bad on you. There is also a possibility that it could be a worn recepticle the unit is plugged into, as a power interruption may be all it needs to reboot.

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