Troubleshooting Multiswitch/LNB issue - no odd 101 and 99

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by OnTheRidge, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. OnTheRidge

    OnTheRidge Cool Member

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    I have an HR24 and two DirecTivos; the HR24 and one of the DirecTivos (haven't checked the other) are showing 0 signal strength on all of the odd transponders on 101 and 99(c).
    I can move the problem from odd to even by switching the two lower (99/101) cables from the dish into the WB68. I'm not sure if I would be able to tell anything more by swapping the same cables at the other end (other than to eliminate a possible cable problem, which seems unlikely; it's a continuous run from the WB68 up to the dish). Can I hook the DirecTivo directly to the line from the dish to test the LNB? I also have an older 2x4 multiswitch from before HD was introduced that I could use for testing.

    I have a service plan, so my next step is probably to call DTV, but if it's something simple that I can fix, it will save the hassles of the appointment.

    I also have an app't scheduled for April 1 to replace the DirecTivos with H2x and HR2x, but I'm not sure if it's a good idea to mix the current problem with the new install.

    Thanks,
    Tom
     
  2. Jodean

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    You can run the lines straight from a legacy (4output lnb) to the receiver for testing by passing the 6x8

    Hook both up if you have dual tuners. You will either find a cable bad, or the lnb most likely, if you still have zeros, try one of the other 3 cables from the lnb. If you have one cable showing zeroes, obviously replace that cable.

    Just barrel connect the lines taken off the switch for testing, making a straight through cable.
     
  3. OnTheRidge

    OnTheRidge Cool Member

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    Only have one cable to the DirecTivo at the moment, but will try bypassing the 6x8 via the two LNB cables (one at a time) that are currently connected to the 99/101 ports. If they both work, it's the 6x8. If one doesn't, then I can swap them at the dish to isolate cable vs. LNB.
     
  4. OnTheRidge

    OnTheRidge Cool Member

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    Thanks Jodean. Bypassing the switch shows the problem is either cable or LNB. Time to call DTV.
     

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