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771 errors

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Hotscot, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Hotscot

    Hotscot Legend

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    I've been getting 771 errors for years although I've usually just did a reset to take care of it for a while. I know it's not the receiver itself since, when I do a swap, the problem stays with the location.

    I've now replaced all the cables to the Zinwell WB 68. Still happening. Now wondering if it's the LNB.

    Question.
    1. Should I maybe replace the LNB myself? Cost and difficulty?
    2. What cost to get Directv to take care of this sort of thing? It's not clear to me.

    Thanks
     
  2. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

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    Can you go to the Menu screen, go to Sat Settings and tell us what the readings are for the 103ca and 103cb and 99c SATs?
     
  3. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    If you've got the Protection Plan, it won't cost you a cent. If you don't, you can probably get it done at no charge if you can find the right CSR.

    Rich
     
  4. Hotscot

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    Update.

    1. Readings were in the 70's and 80's

    2. Found a good CSR who's sending a tech on Monday at no charge. In return I asked for his Supervisor and told him that the CSR was friendly, knowledgeable, efficient and very helpful. They were grateful for the comments.
     
  5. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

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    Glad you found the source of your problems. And great that you not only had a great CSR that you could let their boss know too.
     
  6. JimAtTheRez

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    I am having 771 pop up from time to time (no weather issues).

    On 99s, my 17-24 are as follows:
    19 33 24 79 92 95 0 0

    On 103s, my 1-8 are:
    37 88 33 96 0 0 n/a n/a

    Almost everything else is 90 or above.

    I have no idea what these transponders represent. As always, thanks in advance.
     
  7. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

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    If you look at my post number 2 above, those are the most important sats for HD. The ones you showed are Spotbeams, hence the S. But in each spotbeam you have a 90+ so I suspect the 3 others with c (c=continental) are fine.

    Try and keep track of the channels you get 771 on, and when you get them. Specifically time of day.
     

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