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Troubleshooting simple dish

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by HIPAR, Dec 11, 2006.

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  1. HIPAR

    HIPAR Icon

    May 15, 2005
    I have a simple 18 inch dish here. The signal level is about 90. The receiver test shows 'locked', every other transponder shows zero in the cable test. Consequently, the screen says 'Searching for satellite signal' on most of the channels. Those channels with a picture break up intermittently. So there appears to have been a system failure somewhere.

    I unplugged the receiver over night to reset it and that didn't help. Maybe someone has seen this problem before. Any suggestions before I begin troubleshooting?

    --- CHAS
  2. iceman2a

    iceman2a Icon

    Dec 30, 2005
    Hudson, FL...

    When you say "every other" tsp, do you mean all odd or all even!
    Do you have another rcvr to try?

    Could be any of three problems!

    1) bad rcvr (not sending correct vltg)

    2) bad cable

    3)bad LNB

    If you don't have another rcvr to try on that cable you'll probably have to have D* come out to isolate the problem!
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