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Hairline crack in LNB...how to fix?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by luvdtv04, Dec 9, 2006.

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  1. luvdtv04

    luvdtv04 Legend

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    While looking at my dish on the roof today, I noticed a hairline crack in one of the white LNB elements that goes from the center point straight to the bottom. Should I be concerned about this? Everything is obviously working fine, but I'm concerned about moisture getting inside the LNB element. Is there anything I can use to safely seal up the crack?
     
  2. Wolffpack

    Wolffpack Banned User

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    Get it replaced. I had problems with one SAT going dead when the sun was out. Turned out there was a dent on the white plastic surface of one of the LNBs. Yes, the surface that faces the dish. Looked as if it had been struck by a rock, struck hard enough to dent it. Neither the installer nor I could figure out how a rock could even hit the LNB at that angle. But it needed to be replaced. For $5.99/mo the DTV protection plan is worth every cent and covers items like that.
     
  3. boba

    boba Hall Of Fame

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    Try a little silicone on the plastic cove just a thin coat. That white plastic is just a cover to keep rain and dirt out of the real antenna which is behind that cover.
     
  4. Wolffpack

    Wolffpack Banned User

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    Unfortunately a crack/dent in that cover can effect your reception.
     
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