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Lost signal on one receiver

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#1 OFFLINE   spummerr



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Posted 13 June 2004 - 02:14 PM

I have 2 receivers with a Dish 500. Everything was working fine.
Now one cable doesn't receive a signal. One does. I switched cables to be sure both receivers worked ok. Both do.

What can go out on the Dish setup?? Do LNB's burn out? Can you test them?
Any ideas what to try? Thanks

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#2 OFFLINE   FTA Michael

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Posted 13 June 2004 - 03:54 PM

When something similar happened to me, the problem was the switch. Once I replaced my SW-21, everything returned to normal.

The good news is that the problem is immediately apparent, so it should be easy to troubleshoot. Start switching out pieces and work your way back to the cause of the problem.
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#3 OFFLINE   SimpleSimon


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Posted 13 June 2004 - 04:00 PM

We can't say much without knowing your LNB/Switch configuration, but the most common problem would be a connector failure.

You say you switched cables. At which end? If receivers are in same room and you swapped it there, all you did was rule out the box, which is a good thing. If you swapped the cables out close to the dish (typically at a grounding block or switch), then you've proven the indoor feed is OK, too. If that's the case, now we're back to needing to know your switch/LNBF configuration - Legacy vs. DishPro, Dual, Twin, Quad, plus switch type(s) if any.
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#4 OFFLINE   e0rbay


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Posted 13 June 2004 - 04:08 PM

i don't know about yours, but my dp301 has a "check switch" option in the setup menu. if it could be a switch problem, as someone suggested, you could check yours out using that i would think.

#5 OFFLINE   Jacob S

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Posted 13 June 2004 - 04:22 PM

If you could bypass the switch by using a barrel connector to connect the wire together then you could see if it was the switch or not. From there you could swap wires to see if it is an lnbf problem.

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