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Can I fix my dish?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by intogamer, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. intogamer

    intogamer New Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    I recently had to move my dish a bit and I accidentally dropped it.


    The arm broke off and I am wondering if I can superglue it back? the wires can still be connected.
  2. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    That's the old sidecar 5LNB dish.
    There's no harm in giving it a try, but getting it re-aligned could be problem.

    If you can't, I suggest you get a newer Slimline SL5 dish or the SL3 if you don't need channels from 110 or 119.
  3. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

    Nov 13, 2006
    Fort Pierce, FL
    Whatever the solution, I know superglue is not the answer. If the LMB's were not damaged, then might get away with some sort of bracket with rivots.
    But you need perfect placement.
    This is one of those times that you may have to bite the bullet and call them out.
  4. joe diamond

    joe diamond Hall Of Fame

    Feb 28, 2007

    Occasionally (like one every other year) I get a new dish with faulty welds that breaks...which is what you must have found. Do your best to clamp it back into the exact position. Wrap wire & ductape or try fiberglass...whatever, as a temporary fix.
    Replace as soon as you can.

    As JD correctly pointed out...the cure is a new slimline.


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