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#26 OFFLINE   eakes

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 11:21 AM

From your description of the problem and the given symptoms, the problem is most likely the LNB. It could well have started as temperature related and progressed to being truly weird.

If you have the access and the dish is easily accessable, I would suggest purchasing a replacement LNB and installing yourself without the services of Directv. I would be greatly surprised if they would send an LNB directly, they would require a service call.

Replacing the LNB is relatively easy (remove two screws and it will slide out). Realignment should not be necessary with normal care in removing the existing LNB assembly. I have replaced several LNBs and realignment has never been required.

Given your present receiver complement, I would remove the 6x8 switch from the mix (use barrel connectors instead).

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#27 OFFLINE   goldwing

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 12:31 PM

Just a update: I bought a new lnb array and recieved it today and installed it myself. Signal levels are now what they should be on all tuners and all tp's. I paid $10 for the lnb and $11 for shipping so $21 total which is cheaper then a service call and the hassle that would have come with it :)

Thanks for all the advice.

#28 OFFLINE   prestone683

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 02:49 PM

Glad it all worked out for you. And you said you didn't want to be outside in the 20 degrees doing connectors, so you went out in the sub zero? :-p

#29 OFFLINE   goldwing

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 03:55 PM

Glad it all worked out for you. And you said you didn't want to be outside in the 20 degrees doing connectors, so you went out in the sub zero? :-p


Hehehehehe....well today it was close to 30 plus no wind :)




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