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Since HR34 install, constantly losing SWM

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by El Gabito, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. El Gabito

    El Gabito AllStar

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    Ever since my HR34 install I seem to lose the swm very frequently. I have to unplug/replug it and then I get a signal again (for a bit).

    I thought it was due to having an hr34, hr24, and hr21 on swm-8 (even though one tuner was disabled). But, even after unplugging the hr20 I still have an issue.

    What I frequently get is the other receivers work but the hr34 doesn't.

    Bad swm?
     
  2. cwtech

    cwtech Mentor

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    just curious but why wasnt a swm 16 installed?
     
  3. El Gabito

    El Gabito AllStar

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    One of the receivers is going back. Just wanted to watch recordings off of it.
     
  4. vapor21

    vapor21 Cool Member

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    Can be several things. Did the tech replaced the LNB or peak out your dish when he was there? The LNB might be bad
     
  5. El Gabito

    El Gabito AllStar

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    He looked, but nothin was replaced. Also, it seems to be only one receiver.

    Lately if I jiggle/loosen the cable on the SWM that goes to this receiver it comes back on.
     
  6. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    May be a flaky cable as it shouldn't be "loose" and you shouldn't be able to "jiggle" it either.
     
  7. El Gabito

    El Gabito AllStar

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    Somewhat poor description on my part. It was wrench tight. When I loosened it, I actually seemed to have a more solid signal.

    Never really thought about just replacing the cable.
     
  8. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    With good cables, "snug" should be enough and wiggling shouldn't have any affect, while loosening should cause problems, not "improve" things.
     
  9. harperhometheater

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    It could be that the center conductor extends too far out.
     

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