Here's a timeline for this bizarre thing. 9/18 11pm - Power goes out because of hurricane 9/19 12am - Power comes back, TV/SAT works 9/21 around 5am - Second satellite receiver goes out, receive blinking "Call extension 745" box at bottom of screen 9/21 12pm - Call DirecTV, they go through the diagnostic script and determine it's the access card, FedEx me a new one overnight. I look at the card and notice that it's brown. I look at the working access card from the other receiver, and it's all white. This is what the broken card looks like: My receiver fried the access card! Now, my receiver is on a lot, because TiVo records things and then doesn't turn the receiver off when it's done. So it's often on for long periods of time, and I do notice that the receiver itself is hot to the touch. But this shouldn't be happening, right? Is this a freak occurance? We've had to receiver for probably 3 years, with this same access card. I have the new card in there now and it's working, but I'm worried that this could happen again. The receiver is the Sony SAT-A55.