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Dish Receiver Emitting Lightning Flashes (sparks) at 5-10 second intervals

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by nemoryer, Jun 26, 2012.

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  1. nemoryer

    nemoryer Thread Starter

    Oct 5, 2008
    I apologize if my post does not apply within this forum.

    PRETTY SCARY. I found this out on my way to the bathroom at 1:30 a.m. I thought I was seeing things at first. White lightning flashes are coming out from back of DISH receiver at 5-10 second intervals.

    I immediately called DISH and alerted them, so they're sending a replacement box in 2 days. In the meantime, I am without TV for 2 days but better safe than a fire.

    I have never experienced this. I've been with DISH since March 2012, and was 7 years with a Comcast DVR, and nothing ever like this. It's pretty darn scary.

    Have you ever experienced anything like it?

    ALSO, with the TV off, I saw sparks on the screen, black and white dots. I have since disconnected everything from the wall.

    Thank you.
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