771 error on HD locals

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  1. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Sure, yes.
    What LNBF you have ? It could fe found on System Info/Setup screen
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Aha ! Water slowly found a way into ! Probably small hole or a crack or inside of F-connector or plastic cap of LNBF cracked...
     
  3. eileen22

    eileen22 Godfather

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    Not sure if this is what you mean, but on the System Info screen, Dish Type is SL5 LNB.

    Anyway, my issue has mysteriously resolved itself. Sometime between 8pm and 10pm last night it started working again. There was no change in the weather or outside conditions that would have prompted the change, but when I tuned to one of the HD locals around 10pm expecting to see the 771 error, all was fine, as were the other channels. So, after 8 to 10 hours maybe something was on the LNB itself and moved/fell off? Or if there was water in a connection it dried up? I’m going to wait a day before I cancel my upcoming tech call to ensure the problem doesn’t reappear. Thanks to all who responded for your input and knowledge.
     
  4. WestDC

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    DO NOT CANCEL the SEVICE Visit- The TECH should inspect all outside connections and replace them if needed --Your issue will return if you cancel your service call
     
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  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Could be
     
  6. studechip

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    Or if there was water in a connection it dried up?


    You were the one that said there was water in the lnb. If the issue went away, what other answer beside the water drying up could there be?
     
  7. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    You better quote my post#22 instead of twisting my words ! You should be smart enough to see the word "PROBABLY" !
    Or your post would be qualified as flaming.

    Better use you knowledge to help TS to solve his problem, than meaninglessly chasing me here.
     
  8. eileen22

    eileen22 Godfather

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    Good advice, I will keep the visit and have him look at everything, as it has been many years since any of it has been inspected.
     
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  9. studechip

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    This is what you said: "Aha ! Water slowly found a way into ! Probably small hole or a crack or inside of F-connector or plastic cap of LNBF cracked.." The word probably is in relation to how the water got in, not whether or not there was water. Nice try.
     
  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Please stop you grammar police habits. Probably is a blanket word here - or I must put the word in each sentence to satisfy you ? :(
    Enough nitpicking. And drugging the thread into trash talk.
     
  11. studechip

    studechip Godfather

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    You should be accountable for what you post. That's all.
     
  12. eileen22

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    My 771 issue just started again, on the same channels. It’s a clear weather day, and this didn’t happen at all yesterday when we did have some light rain. Good thing I didn’t cancel the tech visit.

    I had convinced myself that this was a cracked connector letting water in, but after the rainy day yesterday and no issues, it does seem strange that the issue didn’t start until 12+ hours after the rain stopped. But I think that a problem with the dish/LNB wouldn’t be intermittent like this, and so specific to the same channels. Ideas?
     
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  13. WestDC

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    What happens is when a connector gets damaged the "STINGER" get burned -- Heat will expand it and cold will retract it causing your problem one down lead effecting only certain channels --all your questions will be answered during your tech visit --I hope it goes well :thumbsup:
     
  14. James Long

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    Talk about the issue, not each other, please.
     
  15. harsh

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    @WestDC advice about cable connections is almost certainly a red herring. On a SWiM LNB system, there aren't specific satellite slots or frequency bands that suffer because of cable loss.

    The problem is most likely with the LNB assembly and whether it needs to be replaced (moisture inside the lens signals that it needs to be replaced) or just wiped off is the question.
     
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  16. b4pjoe

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    I had the same type of issue 2 years ago where it was not happening all of the time but when it did it only affected the same certain group of channels. Turned out to be a faulty LNB. Tech replaced it and it cured the problem.
     
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  17. WestDC

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    Which is why I suggested a long time ago --NOT TO CANCEL THE SERVICE APPOINTMENT
     
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  18. NR4P

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    From your description, its occurring during daylight hours, went away after sundown. I had an issue where LNB would heat up in direct sunlight and after sundown all was good. Affected only some of the 99 or 103 channels, cannot recall now. So let the tech come out and hopefully problem is exhibited during visit. Possibly LNB replacement needed.
     
  19. eileen22

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    Interesting, since this has happened on bright sunny days (Saturday and today) but not yesterday, which was overcast all day. My issue is also some of the 99 and most, if not all, of the 103 channels. I will make a note of this, thanks.
     

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