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Power will not stay on to VIP 211 receiver

Receiver is plugged directly to wall and have tried more than one outlet and circuit. All outlets work for other devices. When plugged in, green light comes on then starts flickering or flashing and then eventually goes off altogether.

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Hi! This is Matt Gonzales with DISH Network. When a receiver will not stay powered on properly, and you have tried unplugging it and also plugging it into a different outlet, the reciever will need to be replaced. When a receiver is on properly the green light should stay steady

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