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Dysfuntional DECA module?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by kepico, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. kepico

    kepico Mentor

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    Recently my whole home has lost connection a few times. The DECA module (white) I have attached to my network if I tap it or move it slightly the power light goes out & back in and the network light does the same (connections were tight).

    So I figured it was my module but then I kept it plugged in power light green & disconnected the coax coming into it and I can tap & move it all I want but the power light now does not go off at all so now I'm not so sure if it is my module but how does a coax coming into cause this?

    The coax I have attached to it comes in then to a splitter then to the DECA. The coax coming in is hot to the touch but I think thats normal if I recall.
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Warm/hot is normal since there is a transmitter with some good power in these.
    The power comes in the white coax pigtail.
    Not sure how the power light could change/flicker from the coax on the other end.
     
  3. kepico

    kepico Mentor

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    Thanks for the reply I think I was able to fix this. I found the coax coming into the splitter itself was a bit loose so I tightened that up and now I can tap the DECA all I want and all lights stay green.

    I have no idea why that would cause the power light to go off but each time I would tap it was almost like it would "re-initialize" and all the lights would go off then back on. But then as soon as I disconnected the coax the power light would stay on fine which I would expect.
     
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Yeah that is kind of strange. I could see the cLink responding, but "wouldn't figure" the power light would.
     

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