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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by gflande1, Aug 11, 2012.
If someone swapped it and then swapped it back it would fry the tuners resulting in a 775.
Can you explain?
Why? If you connect the PI to a non-power passing port, that is all that happens. No power passes. Put it back on the red port, power passes. No frying of tuners.
But that wouldn't account for the OP's H21 being out with a 771a (same as 775) error message as well.
By "swap" I think Shades228 means is at some point someone may have accidentally installed the PI backwards for a time damaging the HR34's tuners.
But as I point out, that wouldn't account for the H21 being out with a 771a message as well.
I'm back online. Tech wasn't receiving a signal from the LNB. He replaced that, and still nothing. He replaced both splitters and the ends, and it started working again. Strange I was getting voltage at the LNB. Guess the connection wasn't good enough to allow the signal through. Could the storm/power outage have caused this? or was it a bad connection in the first place that happened to fail during the storm? Either way, I'm happy again.*
Thanks for all the inputs.
PS is it appropriate to tip a tech? I wasn't sure, so I didn't (my wife gets on my ass for wanting to tip everyone. So I'm hesitant. happy wife means happy life, right?) . Maybe I should have, he made me happy again.
Not much changed. Tech did remove one of the ground lugs. Said grounding to splitter wasn't necessary. I added a 6 inch piece of 12 gauge copper between the ground lug and green screw on splitter (not pictured). Don't know if that was necessary, but it doesn't hurt. what you think?*
I can't follow the wiring in your photo. It's like there is a missing part to it.
Water/corrosion on connectors can have been the problem all along. :shrug:
Grounding the splitter so close to the ground block shouldn't matter or help.
What's particularly confusing to me is that while I can make out what is the single line from the dish/SWiM-LNB assembly to the single barrel ground block. From thereon how and why does the single black colored coax out from the other side of the ground block turn into that double gray coax run of which one feeds the input to the 1 x 2 SWiM splitter?
OP posted more on another forum. But, he is basically up and running now so he is not really looking for an answer to his question.
What you see is very confusing. He apparently switched from Dish to Directv and the installer used a former dual RG6 line that ran from the dish to the outside connection box. So ignore the meaningless second main line that is just hanging there. Then the installer missed an opportunity to ground the splitter and/or place the grounding terminal directly in the line, choosing instead to pass the satellite line to the splitter than put the grounding terminal on the line to one of the receivers. The picture makes more sense when you see what was posted on the "other" forum.
But, the problem has been solved by a tech call.
Looks to me like his DirecTV lines aren't grounded at all. It looks like he has another line coming in (cable for internet?) that is the black lines that are grounded at the ground block. I'm guessing the grey lines are the lines from the SWM dish, and the 2 black lines go into his house to his receivers and power inserter. The DirecTV system used to be grounded at the splitter, but now the tech removed the ground so it is no longer grounded.