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Nothing happening we have had our dvr 1600 for less than a year .. last night we lost power due to a ice storm. My system is all pluged in to a surge protectoer but it was running at the time we lost all power.. we were out for 24 hours in 30 degree weather. when we finally regained power and flipped everything on there is no response from it at all no lights nothing but a high pitched whining noise.. Any ideas on what to do about it or how to fix it or even what happened?

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Re: Nothing happening

The problem is caps in the power supply the 2 main problems are 2200uf 10v there are 2 of these, change them both, u may find if u leave it on it will come back to life, u can always take the top off and warm up the unit with a hairdryer, on low heat point it at the oppsite end to where the mains plug goes in on the seprate powersupply. if u change the caps, uprate them to 2200uf 16v or 25v, the uf must be the same.

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Re: Nothing happening

Are you sure it was a surge protector and not just a power strip? They look the same. Just a thought =)

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