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My Dish Network Solo 311 receiver stopped working. Acts like it's not getting any power. It's plugged snuggly into the outlet, and yes, the outlet is a working one.

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Hi lisac1351,my name is Mike Houston of DISH Network and I was reading over your post and ifthe 311 receiver is not getting any power please unplug it for 10 seconds.After plugging it back in within 3 to 5 minutes you should see the power comingon, if you have any questions about this please contact me directly at

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