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Hairline crack in LNB...how to fix?


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#1 OFFLINE   luvdtv04

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 09:38 PM

While looking at my dish on the roof today, I noticed a hairline crack in one of the white LNB elements that goes from the center point straight to the bottom. Should I be concerned about this? Everything is obviously working fine, but I'm concerned about moisture getting inside the LNB element. Is there anything I can use to safely seal up the crack?

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#2 OFFLINE   Wolffpack

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 11:37 PM

Get it replaced. I had problems with one SAT going dead when the sun was out. Turned out there was a dent on the white plastic surface of one of the LNBs. Yes, the surface that faces the dish. Looked as if it had been struck by a rock, struck hard enough to dent it. Neither the installer nor I could figure out how a rock could even hit the LNB at that angle. But it needed to be replaced. For $5.99/mo the DTV protection plan is worth every cent and covers items like that.
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#3 OFFLINE   boba

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 08:57 AM

Try a little silicone on the plastic cove just a thin coat. That white plastic is just a cover to keep rain and dirt out of the real antenna which is behind that cover.

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 06:11 PM

Unfortunately a crack/dent in that cover can effect your reception.
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