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#21 OFFLINE   samrs

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 06:13 PM

What Carl posted is mostly true.

Sneak up on the dish. Check that the elevation lock down bolts are tight. Half inch wrench left and right side. Check the azimuth lock down bolts, bottom front same wrench.

Grab the AZ/EL bracket with both hands. Shake. If it moves fix that.

If everyting checks out dont worry about alighnment. You might need a rubber mallet to take the LNB out, I use my pliers(handle end rubber) to beat it out most days.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:13 AM

I am still having no luck. It won't switch out of the SWM mode. Sunday (football) is again rapidly approaching.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:38 AM

I am still having no luck. It won't switch out of the SWM mode. Sunday (football) is again rapidly approaching.


Man that receiver is really stuck;

As one of a last resorts you can try giving it the hardest of the hard resets by doing a red button reset (RBR) and when the screen goes dark immediately pull the power plug before the "Your DIRECTV receiver is starting up" message appears.

After a minute power it up and rerun the satellite setup for the "SL5" and "Multi-switch."

If it still doesn't revert to legacy, try it again.

What have you got to lose? ....

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:51 AM

Man that receiver is really stuck;

As one of a last resorts you can try giving it the hardest of the hard resets by doing a red button reset (RBR) and when the screen goes dark immediately pull the power plug before the "Your DIRECTV receiver is starting up" message appears.

After a minute power it up and rerun the satellite setup for the "SL5" and "Multi-switch."

If it still doesn't revert to legacy, try it again.

What have you got to lose? ....


The better way to do that is to use the Menu to Restart Receiver. Watch the receiver itself and when you see all the lights turn off and hear it shut off (the fan will shut off), unplug it. Leave it unplugged for about 15 minutes and then plug it back in.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:16 PM

The better way to do that is to use the Menu to Restart Receiver. Watch the receiver itself and when you see all the lights turn off and hear it shut off (the fan will shut off), unplug it. Leave it unplugged for about 15 minutes and then plug it back in.

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I stated to use the RBR because I didn't think he could reach that far in the receiver boot-up process to access the menu restart option from the UI. But if so then yes by all means do it that way.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:27 AM

I stated to use the RBR because I didn't think he could reach that far in the receiver boot-up process to access the menu restart option from the UI. But if so then yes by all means do it that way.


I'd have to double-check, but I believe that is one of the menu options always available.

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HR44-700 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom

HR24-100 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom





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