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DVR 510 WON'T WORK ANYMORE

Dish dvr 510 was working fine for last month and suddenly last night the tv and box turned off and I have been unable to get the box to work. Help! I will have to share the main tv with my kids, and can only take so much of Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. Thanks.

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Did you have a power outage last night or lightning strike? If not unplug the receiver for approxiamately 30 seconds and plug it back in to the wall plate. Try to turn it on now. If it fails to power up it may indicate that the receptacle is bad or the receiver. Swap the plug from the receiver to the known good outlet the tv plugs into and try to power it up. If it fails the receiver is dead and you will need a new one. 510 are due to be discontinued with Dish so your local provider may not have one to replace yours with and you may be left with the option of upgrading the receiver, seeing if Customer Service can send you one out if you have a warranty program or buying one from a retailer or online.
Hope this helps you.

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