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Check Switch --New 1000.4 Eastern Arc

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by deer66, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. deer66

    deer66 Cool Member

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    I am currently on a 1000 ==110,129-119 , I bought a new 1000.4 eastern arc so that I could get my hd locals . I have been testing it stays in the test switch screen a very long time and does not seem to come out of the test . At least 30 minutes . Do you have to do something different to switch a reciever over to different sats or do I have a bad LNB ?


    Thanks

    Don
     
  2. boba

    boba Hall Of Fame

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    Don you need to have an installer come out and install the 1000.4EA dish. It will be aimed about 90 degrees east of your WA dish.
     
  3. deer66

    deer66 Cool Member

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    I have it pointed in the different direction , and have a meter . Just doesn't seem to want to change sats . Thank you
     
  4. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    It can sometimes take a long time to change your receivers over... also, you might have to unplug the receiver for a bit (say a minute) and then try again.

    When I moved from western to eastern arc, one of my receivers froze on the checkswitch and had to be unplugged. Another receiver seemed to work ok the first time.
     
  5. Jim5506

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    Clear the switch matrix by running a check switch without the sats connected.

    It will not like that but do it, then connect the EA dish and run it again to load the EA sats in the matrix.
     
  6. deer66

    deer66 Cool Member

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    Clear the switch matrix by running a check switch without the sats connected.

    It will not like that but do it, then connect the EA dish and run it again to load the EA sats in the matrix


    I did this and I also unplugged the unit , I then got message 833 "A problem has been detected please wait while we check your switch configuration " Never came out of this I re-booted and have started it again . Any ideas ?

    Thank you
     
  7. deer66

    deer66 Cool Member

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    I think I got the problem , One reciever is vip211 , no circle "a" any where . I also have a vip 722 dvr no circle "a" anywhere . Is that the problem ?

    Thank you
     
  8. BobaBird

    BobaBird EKB Editor

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    Circle A refers to the smart card. If your receiver is showing your channels it has the current card and that's not the issue.
     
  9. deer66

    deer66 Cool Member

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    Never did get it to work correctly ,any suggestions ?

    Thank you
     
  10. njk986

    njk986 Cool Member

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    Does your check switch go to 4 tests or 38 tests ?Even if your Dish was pointed straight at the ground you will still get the 4 of 4 test.

    If it attempts to run the 38 test check your connectors for a short. It may be a bad LNBF.
     
  11. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Not necessary it is short - just any reason (say no power to the LNBF) what is not allow the receiver get feedback from switch/LNBF.
     

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