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Tweaking a DECA

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - Coax Networking (private)' started by veryoldschool, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I wonder if Doug could ask about the adjustment [tweaker hole] between the Network & C.Link LEDs.
    Clearly it's there for some adjustment after the DECA is assembled.

    I'm NOT going to make any adjustments, without some instructions, but since it's close to the C.Link LED, wonder if it could be tweaked to have the green/orange LED set better.
     
  2. Spanky_Partain

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    A description of their function would be nice too!
     
  3. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Has anybody [else] put their hands one these lately?
    My output [SAT input] cable is fairly warm to the touch.
     
  4. litzdog911

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    I noticed the temperature, too. There's clearly a bit of current flowing there.
     
  5. johern

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    Same here
     
  6. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    They're mini microwave ovens. :lol:
    0 dBm = 49 dBmV [output]
     
  7. dave29

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    Yeah, they are pretty warm.
     
  8. jasonki32

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    All of mine are quite warm to the touch.
     
  9. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Toasty here too...warm, but not hot.
     
  10. webby_s

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    Does anyone have one of those thermal imagery thingies? It would be neat to see/get a reading for the temp. Not necessarily for comparison between DECA's but just for curiosity sake. :grin:

    (noticed how warm they are yesterday when switching things around)
     
  11. Doug Brott

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    The "tweaker hole" is for test equipment. There is nothing that you can do to adjust the settings. DIRECTV may have us run some tests in the near future as they think they have narrowed down the issue and we can help confirm what is going on with the lights.
     
  12. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I'm sure there is some test equipment needed, but "in the hole" is a "pot".
    Thanks for posting and I'll fight off tweaking it. :lol:
     
  13. Zepes

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    ooohhhh tweaker hole.....

    :grin:
     
  14. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    That doesn't sound right, does it:lol:

    Good one Doug.
     
  15. hdtvfan0001

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    Poised and ready....wonder if that "fix" comes via CE update or some other method...hmmm....
     
  16. DJPellegrino

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    Hopefully, whichever way, it doesn't break those that aren't having the orange/yellow light symptoms.
     
  17. jasonki32

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    The DECAs range from 104 - 109 F
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Correctamundo....:D
     
  19. webby_s

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    Thanks!!! That's very interesting!! I appreciate it.:D
     
  20. Spanky_Partain

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    Maybe the orange/yellow LED is reporting correctly and the adjustment needs to be made to the ones that are green. Huummmm! :lol:

    On the Ethernet NIC side, yellow implies Gb and green implies 10/100 Mb link speeds, but in the Cisco network world it means "error".
     

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