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Directv H20 Receiver won't power up

I bought a used H20 unit and called Directv last night. They activated the card and told me to leave it on for 24 hrs. to load all sattelite info. It was working then. This morning it was off and won't power up. Can you help me?

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  • whaler97 Dec 23, 2008

    I tried unplugging and resetting and every other thing they recommend, but no luck. The power light will not even come on. I presume the box is dead. Is there any fuse or reset inside the box that I can check?

  • reckerrp98 Dec 24, 2008

    Just got an H20 from Ebay....appears to be DOA...and it won't power up. Anyone have any luck solving this one?

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    Did you every find a solution? I am having the same problem. I came home and a picture was frozen on the screen. Once I unplugged the receiver to try and reset it the power would no longer come on. No lights at all along the front. Is the remote the only way to turn on the power?

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    Robert DelRaso Dec 23, 2013

    Mine was a bad power supply - I was getting the AC voltage but on the power supply they have a circuit called bridge rectifier where it converts over to dc after secondary side of the transformer. Thats where I found out the DC side was dead on the power supply. If you rget your power supply board replace more likely you'll be all set.


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You have a faulty power supply in the receiver.It has to be repaired,it seems to be a common problem

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    Robert DelRaso Dec 23, 2013

    Mine was the power supply board was bad. The AC voltage was OK I read AC on meter but there was no DC Voltage coming out out of the secondary of the tranformer. There's also power transistors and a bridge rectifier circuitry which might also caused the DC voltage to die out - but it would be best to have your power supply board replaced. Worked for me.


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Try unpluging for 1 minute

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  • ccdhair Dec 23, 2008

    Check your cables. Be sure that you are not using a splitter on your SAT IN and that they are in the correct places.

  • ccdhair Dec 23, 2008

    Get a volt meter and check cable it should be either 13 volts or 18 volts depending on station.

  • ccdhair Dec 23, 2008

    Someone takes their time to attempt to help you and you give them a TWO rating?

    It would be better to not rate them at all!

    Thanks for Trying.


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