Question about RCA DTC210 DirecTV DTV Receiver
I replaced the above receiver about 5 months ago and did not use for that period of time. I am now going to use that receiver to place in a bedroom. The receiver was working fine when disconnected. Now when I plug in it begins flashing between power and HDTV making a clicking noise. I have not re-activated the card as I was just setting up the receiver on the TV and will call to activate. Is the flashing due to an inactive card? Want to make sure it is not the receiver before I activate as I do not want to buy another receiver. Thanks Scott
I had 2 units I bought used which were also non-functional, clicking sound (an internal antenna relay) and flashing front panel lights at 2 to 3 times per second, this indicates that the power supply is improperly cycling. After analysis of the switching power supply, I found that the main power device IC had been damaged and was not working properly. When a solid state device of this type fails, it is sudden and final. When replaced, the power supply worked correctly and the DTC210 functions. The part is a Fairchild KA1M0565R power switch integrated circuit which can be easily replaced by a skilled technician. You can look up a data sheet on the internet. While the component was not available at my local electronics parts store, I found it at Mouser Electronics for $3 at www.mouser.com
Posted on Mar 08, 2008
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