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#1 OFFLINE   doctrsnoop

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 11:42 AM

Just venting. Just came out of a three day diagnostic nightmare that began after I replaced two 8way splitters with two 4 way splitters.

Two of my DVR's immediately began to act up, one with 771A problems, one with stuttering/ can't get satellite info on startup problems.

Obviously went back to the 8 ways first. Nope, no dice. Oh boy, did I fry something changing it? After about a billion combinations, cable tracing, re-terminating coax ends, found out one DVR simply went bad (still possibly related to changing splitters), and one coax went bad at the same time.

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#2 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 11:56 AM

Just venting. Just came out of a three day diagnostic nightmare that began after I replaced two 8way splitters with two 4 way splitters.

Two of my DVR's immediately began to act up, one with 771A problems, one with stuttering/ can't get satellite info on startup problems.

Obviously went back to the 8 ways first. Nope, no dice. Oh boy, did I fry something changing it? After about a billion combinations, cable tracing, re-terminating coax ends, found out one DVR simply went bad (still possibly related to changing splitters), and one coax went bad at the same time.

While I too have torn my hair out with things like this, the idea that changing a splitter could cause a DVR to fail is almost impossible, short of sending the SWiM PI voltage into the receiver's SAT input.
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#3 OFFLINE   BattleZone

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 04:57 PM

Something to remember: always unplug your equipment (receivers AND power inserter) before working on the cable connections. The receivers (and PI) send power down the coax, and it is very easy to accidentally short something and fry some equipment. Only power up after all connections have been made.




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