Post Matthew "re-installation" - missing odd transponders

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by UofAZCats, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. UofAZCats

    UofAZCats New Member

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    Living on the east side of Florida I took my dish down prior to Matthew coming through for a visit. I did not remove the mount from my roof, just took the actual dish and LNBs down. Now that the storm has passed and we have power I put my dish back up. I got it aimed after a lot of playing with it and got typical signal strength throughout the satellites/transponders, including both odd and even transponders. After taking a break to do some other clean up chores around the homestead I came back to my TV and saw the message that there was no signal on one of the tuners. I checked my satellite signal strength and only had signal from the even numbered transponders for any satellite. I checked this on my other boxes and got the same results. I played with the satellite alignment some more and could never get the odd transponders to appear for any satellite no matter how good strength of the evens.

    I have a 5 LNB dish system that runs down to a multiswitch. I am not sure whether the problem is the multiswitch, LNB or the cabling. I am not sure the best way to test which it might be. I am interested in recommendations. Let me know if you need any more info on my set up in order to provide useful advice. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. RBA

    RBA Well-Known Member

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    Look for water in a fitting, and check voltage at dish/switch.
     
  3. vig1116

    vig1116 New Member

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    seems like lnb's are going bad all of a sudden, id check that first
     
  4. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Move cables around in the multi switch, see if the issue moves to different satellites, polarities. That way you can pinpoint either a cable problem, if the issue moves with the cable or if is a multi switch problem if the issue remains with the same port in the multi switch.


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  5. UofAZCats

    UofAZCats New Member

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    Per your advice I switched the cables running to the 101 13V and 18V. There was no change in the odds and evens. Therefore I understand that the switch has apparently gone bad, correct? Is this something that is common?
     
  6. tylorert

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    It could also be a bad LNB, I would try to connect the LNB directly into a receiver and see what happens. If the problem is still there its the LNB
     
  7. Troch2002

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    What receiver do you have?
    Because obviously you have a multiswitch of some type, my Guess swm8?
    Or WB68?

    If its a Swm only receiver like A Genie or H25, you can't test the LNB with it.
    If its Any other receiver you can as stated by Tylorert.
    Most times ODD/EVEN errors are caused by bad LNBs. BUT it very well could be a bad connection.

    But we need more info I what you actually have as far as equipment goes.
     
  8. peds48

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    how about the 103. Are you missing trans ponder there as well.


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