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satellite problems...103 odd/even

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by perkins92, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. perkins92

    perkins92 New Member

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    I recently setup my Slimline 5 and my HR24 and I had two error messages along the way. The first was telling me error 82 and I looked that up and it says that im configuring for 5lnb but using 3lnb. So, I go back and change to slimline 3 and then it tells me error 83 which says im configuring 3lnb and using 5lnb??? haha....That one threw me off a little so I changed it back to slimline 5....but when I move on to where it runs tests it shows me a few check boxes for odd and even on the satellites...all are ok except for 103 odd and even both have a " red X " instead of the check marks that the rest have. I am guessing that the 103 being out is the root cause of all my problems, but I am just wondering if you know what I could do to correct this issue. The problem that this is causing is my Locals are out and most, but not all, HD channels are out.
    Any help is appreciated...Thanks
     
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Do you have a 4 cable LNB, or a 1 cable LNB with power supply? If its the 4 cable one, do you have a BBC connected on each input to the HR24?
     
  3. perkins92

    perkins92 New Member

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    I have the 4 cable with multiswitch, and I do have a BBC connected to the back of the receiver.
     
  4. Davenlr

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    OK, you should have two BBC's and two cables connected to the HR24. One for a H24. If you still have problems, post your signal readings on 99c, 103ca and 103cb and see if we can figure it out. If you have a spare BBC, I would try swapping it out also.
     
  5. carl6

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    Is your multiswitch the Zinwell WB68? If it is an older 4x8 that could be your problem.
     
  6. perkins92

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    My mistake, I have a H24-200 is what the model on the bottom of receiver says. I have only one cable and I also just tried swapping out to another new BBC and still no luck.
    Here are my readings on all of the sats and transponders:
    101:
    97 98 97 82 97 100 97 100
    96 100 97 92 98 100 98 100
    97 89 98 90 98 100 98 100
    97 0 97 95 98 100 97 100

    110:
    na na na na na na na 91
    na 97 na 95 na na na na
    na na na na na na na na
    na na na na na na na na

    119:
    na na na na na na na na
    na na na na na na na na
    na na na na na 99 98 100
    97 100 97 100 98 100 97 100

    99 c:
    90 86 89 87 86 86 88 91
    88 92 90 94 94 95 na na
    na na na na na na na na
    na na na na na na na na

    99 s:
    0 37 0 40 60 69 na na
    na na na na na na 82 55
    95 89 71 59 88 86 80 61
    na na na na na na na na

    103 s:
    0 65 0 95 0 0 na na
    na na na na na na 0 0
    0 0 0 0 0 87 0 27
    na na na na na na na na

    103 ca:
    na na na na na na na na
    0 80 0 85 0 86 0 87
    0 86 0 83 0 80 0 77
    na na na na na na na na

    103 cb:
    0 84 0 81 0 82 0 81
    0 83 0 85 0 87 na na
    na na na na na na na na
    na na na na na na na na

    Any help is appreciated thanks
     
  7. Davenlr

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    Ok. First question, are you using one single coax from the LNB to the BBC/Receiver or is there a multiswitch or something else inline?

    Give me your setup... How many receivers, is this only happening on this one or all of them?

    Your dish alignment is good.
     
  8. perkins92

    perkins92 New Member

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    I have 4 coax from LNB going to a 6x8 multiswitch and then one coax running to my only receiver in my living room which has a new BBC on it.
     
  9. texasbrit

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    You've lost all the odd numbered transponders on 103. With your multiswitch setup, this usually means a cable/connector issue on the cable from the dish connecting to the connector on the multiswitch marked "103/110/119 13v".
    If you swap this cable with the one running to the connector marked "103/110/119 18v" the problem will probably move to the even transponders.
    Check all the connectors between the multiswitch and the dish on the "faulty" cable for loose connectors, center "stinger" too short, braid touching the center stinger, corrosion etc.
    Corrosion is often an issue at the grounding block outside the house.
     
  10. Davenlr

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    Find a barrel connector (double female F connector) or pick one up from radio shack.

    Disconnect the cable going to the receiver at the multiswitch, and connect it directly to any one of the 4 cables from the LNB. If you have the same problem, use one of the other 3 cables. If you only have one receiver, you surely dont need a multiswitch. Hooking the receiver up directly to the LNB should solve your problem.

    If you actually want to fix the system with the multiswitch in place, find out which of the 4 cables from the LNB is bad by disconnecting one at a time, until your issue is duplicated without causing any other satellites to drop out. That will be the bad cable/connector.

    If you have the same problem with all 4 cables when hooking them one at a time, directly to the receiver with a barrel connector, then the LNB is bad.
     
  11. texasbrit

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    As I posted, the transponder loss pattern points to one specific cable being faulty.
     
  12. Davenlr

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    Which leaves 3 left he can use.
     
  13. HarleyD

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    I get the same error on my R22. Both of the 103 boxes on the satellite test results matrix (13V & 18v) show a red X. the rest of the satellites in the matrix show a green check mark.

    However I get every channel so I just dismiss it as a spurious error. If there were channels I wasn't receiving I would be concerned. There aren't and I'm not.

    I think the HR20 shows a red X on 13V for 103 but again...getting all the channels...couldn't care less.
     
  14. carl6

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    Well, you probably are not getting all the channels, you just aren't watching the ones you are not getting. You have a problem, which you really should try to identify and fix when you get a chance. The fact that it isn't immediately impacting your viewing gives you more time to pursue it.
     
  15. HarleyD

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    I'm getting all the channels.

    I can also go to the 103 test channels and get the message that HD is connected properly.
     
  16. perkins92

    perkins92 New Member

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    Thank you Davenlr, I tried what you said about bypassing the multiswitch and sure enough Ive got all my channels now and just in time for the UK vs UofL game on saturday. Thanks
     

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