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direct tv searching for satellite signal...(771)

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#1 OFFLINE   jcptrucking


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:26 AM

I have a direct tv d12-700 that's getting the error message searching for satellite signal ...(771) on some channels. After checking the signal strength I realized satellite: 101° (A) has 0 on all negative transponders and 97 to 100 on all even numbers. Is this normal? Is this what's causing the error and what causes all negative transponders to act this way?

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#2 OFFLINE   john payne

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:40 AM

That is typical of a bad, corroded connection. I have also seen a bad lnb or receiver that would cause that. But it's genrally connection issue.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 12:45 PM

Absolutely correct!  Mine was a the LNB that needed replacing.  Then the other day, the DVR got moved a bit, and the cabling was loose, which we didn't know until the 771 error popped up.


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Posted 12 November 2013 - 06:54 AM

do you have any other receivers? do you have a multi switch?


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