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Hughes DirecTV SD DVR40 Tivo Receiver--The power went out in my house the other day for few minutes, when it came back on the reciver would no longer turn on. I have unplugged it from the surge protector and plugged it back in...the fan is running, but it will not turn on. Please provide any helpful hints that you may have to fix this. Thanks!

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Hi.

Ensure that you have left receiver power cord disconnected for at least ten minutes.

If that does not do the job, then receiver PSU had been damaged by power surge, that would not be an infrequent occurrence.

Call the TV provider and ask conditions for getting a replacement receiver. This units do not get repaired.

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