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H25-700 Code: 775 Issue

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by TheMostWize, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Oct 7, 2013 #1 of 10
    TheMostWize

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    So I have been reading some responses to other problems people have had with the 775 error but none of them seem to fit my exact problem so I figured I would post it and see what the responses might be.

    Last night my wife asked me if I could move our HD Receiver from the kitchen to the bedroom TV. I unplugged all the wiring went into the basement found the coax and the connection in the Power Inserter and unplugged the kitchen coax and plugged in the master bedroom coax. Super simple.... so I thought.

    After hooking everything up in the bedroom I keep getting the 775 Problem connecting with sat.

    Now I have 2 boxes I have a HR21-100 HD-DVR in the living room. This box still works perfectly fine has no connection issues all features still work.

    I am curious where my problem could be and if there is a way to test the coax running to the bedroom without having to have a tech sent out?

    I am good enough with my hands that I can do whatever needs to be done the problem is I don't know what needs to be done.

    Thanks in advance and if I left anything out let me know.
     
  2. Oct 7, 2013 #2 of 10
    HoTat2

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    While it may be a little inconvenient, can you move the HR21 to the bedroom and see if it has the same problem?

    If so then its the coax to the bedroom or the connectors on it which is the problem.
     
  3. Oct 7, 2013 #3 of 10
    Stuart Sweet

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    My question is, is it possible that when moving things around, you moved the line to the power inserter off of the red port on the splitter?
     
  4. Oct 7, 2013 #4 of 10
    HoTat2

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    That's what I was going to suggest at first, but the TS said the HR21 is still working fine plus he seems to describe it as though he switched the lines by disconnecting at the "To IRD" port of the PI.
     
  5. Oct 7, 2013 #5 of 10
    TheMostWize

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    I just realized I forgot to mention that the box that was in the kitchen worked fine I literally had it on an hour before I moved it and it was working perfectly fine.
     
  6. Oct 7, 2013 #6 of 10
    harsh

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    It sounds like you may have picked the wrong cable; one that doesn't go to the bedroom.

    Aside from installing a terminating cap and coupler and measuring resistance with a meter, you'd probably need more sophisticated test equipment (like a toner) to make sure you had the right cable.

    Can anyone confirm that the H25 does or doesn't know about a 771 and instead gives a 775?
     
  7. Oct 7, 2013 #7 of 10
    HoTat2

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    A bad cable can also correctly cause a 775 error;

    Since if the cable is bad it can prevent proper communication between the receiver and SWiM switch via the 2.3 MHz control signal thus resulting in a 775 error message.
     
  8. Oct 7, 2013 #8 of 10
    peds48

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    Here is what I do to try to test a cable when I am lazy to get my meter. connect the power supply PWR to SWM port to the cable that you think goes to the bedroom. in the bedroom find that cable. put your tongue on the fitting of the cable. if you feel voltage (a little bit more than a 9v battery, you got the right cable.) if it did not hurt, then that is the wrong cable. easy peasy...

    now install the power supply as it was before the test.

    *test at your own risk ..... :righton:
     
  9. Oct 7, 2013 #9 of 10
    DB Stalker

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    Here is what I do to try to test a cable when I am lazy to get my meter. connect the power supply PWR to SWM port to the cable that you think goes to the bedroom. in the bedroom find that cable. put your tongue on the fitting of the cable. if you feel voltage (a little bit more than a 9v battery, you got the right cable.) if it did not hurt, then that is the wrong cable. easy peasy...

    now install the power supply as it was before the test.

    *test at your own risk ..... :righton:

    Doing it this way is worse if you psych yourself out and jam your tongue onto it. Just a quick swipe is all that's required.
    Before you go sticking your tongue places you'd rather not though, if the LED on the PI goes out (or changes to a very dim pulse) after you connect it to that cable then you know the cable has a short.
    An easier way to make sure you've got the right cable is to move the PI into that bedroom and then stick your tongue to the cables in the basement. You don't even need fittings down there to do it this way.
    #)
     
  10. peds48

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    Doing it this way is worse if you psych yourself out and jam your tongue onto it. Just a quick swipe is all that's required.
    Before you go sticking your tongue places you'd rather not though, if the LED on the PI goes out (or changes to a very dim pulse) after you connect it to that cable then you know the cable has a short.
    An easier way to make sure you've got the right cable is to move the PI into that bedroom and then stick your tongue to the cables in the basement. You don't even need fittings down there to do it this way.
    #)
    Of course, I did not imply to start making out with the fitting! !rolling


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