Bad Storms; PI or SWM ODU LNB?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - SWMLine Discussion (private)' started by smiddy, May 23, 2008.

  1. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    "What you need to do" [:lol: ] is get one of your receivers to tune to the "even transponders", thus outputting 18 volts and have that one on your power passing port.
    If all of the receivers are tuned to the odd transponders, all you're going to get is 13 volts and I very much doubt a SWM will work off 13 volts. The receiver output is around .5 amps, so even that is below the 1.5 amps of the PI.
    Wish you were closer as I do have a PI for my SWM8, but with my luck these days, I'm afraid to let my "spares" get too far from "on hand".
     
  2. SAlBO

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    godd luck SMiddy >>>>:mad:
     
  3. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    Yeah, I am going to swap out the LNB this morning and hook the four lines back up along with the BBCs. It is fairly easy to do. BTW, here's some weird screen shots:

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  4. MIAMI1683

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    sorry to hear Smiddy. I hope the mods get you a new PI soon.
     
  5. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    So what's so weird about those?
    I've been seeing them for almost two weeks.
    If you want to get beyond the menu you see there: press and hold the REMOTE info button to get into the "normal" setup menu.
     
  6. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    Yeah, I'll see if I can do that. I've been trying via Slingbox and that doesn't work very well for holding down buttons. :D

    I called CSR and they said I'd need to have a tech out for $79.95 not including parts. The PI-28 is $69.95 at www.SolidSignal.com so I am going to whine to Tom one last time to see if I can get a replacement, but perhaps I have to get it from them (DirecTV CSR said they are not supporting this product yet ;) ). :(
     
  7. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You need to practice up on your whining.
    I called and [after I got through the level one CSR] got my $79 service call offset with $10/month for six months, and the SWMLNB on the work order, which the tech told me meant they would be getting one out here "soon" [as I'm an hour from the shop], when the next tech came up this way from the shop.
    BTW: the PI is the same as the SWM8.
    [Oh yeah... no parts charge either]
     
  8. bwaldron

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    And the rare endangered species known as the SWM5.
     
  9. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    Perhaps I need some schooling in the fine art of whining then. :) Yeah, I looked at the one on www.solidsignal.com and confirmed the input and output power specs are the very same.

    Yep, them too.

    Thanks guys.
     
  10. veryoldschool

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    "in a pinch", a 24 volt DC power supply or even two 12 volt batteries.
     

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