My DISH VIP612 doesn't power on after a large thunderstorm passed through. I took it apart and plugged in the hard drive to drive caddy. The drive powers on and the disk spins fine. I called DISH Customer Service, they're sending a new receiver but it'll be a few days before I get it.
My question would be: If I swap the hard drive from the old receiver to the new one, would I be able to save all the previously recorded materials? Has anyone tried this yet? I'll know in a few days but don't want to get my wife's hopes up if it can't even be done.