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Just got home and found a message on my HR34 stating "Problem communicating with dish. Press select on more info (775)". Called Directv and they had me disconnect both coax from SWiM and touch the copper wire on each. Then they had me reconnect, unplug for 30 secs, then plug back in. Green light on SWiM is on. After reboot of HR34, error came back. tech said they have to send someone out to replace SWiM. Soonest is Wednesday (today is Saturday). I was looking forward to some Olympics, football and True Blood. Wtf

Any suggestions to get this back online?
 

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Most likely this is a loose or weak connection, not a module failure.
 

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sorry, that's what this thing is, says power inserter on back.

everything has been working fine since install 4 months ago. checked all connections, including at dish. everything seems tight.

wife says power went out briefly last night.
 

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No VOS yet? He must be doing a BBQ.

First off check to ensure that you're PI is in the red port to the splitter and that someoen didn't move something around when cleaning. If the light is on the PI it's working. I've never seen a failure on a unit with the light on, not saying it's impossible, but usually this leads to a connection issues somewhere or as stated a bad cable. If your power went out did you have a bad storm?
 

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everything looks good, nothing changed. I checked that everything was wrench tight. two coax connected to splitter. one is in red, however, I don't know which coax is which. with no signal, I don't know how I would figure this out. we have had storms the last couple days. wife said power went out for a short time last night.
 

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Long shot on maybe this is or isn't an issue, but is the PI plug directly into a wall outlet and not a power strip. There were reports of PIs having issues with some power strips.
 

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no change moving power back to outlet.

out of curiosity, I checked the voltage coming out of the power inserter. both, the new and old one are 20.7 volts (guess that means I didn't need to buy one). I measured it at the LNB and it was 20.6. so voltage is making it out there, so no breaks. I also confirmed the wire coming from the splitter with voltage is connected to red. does this mean bad LNB?
 

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Before we get into a ton of trouble shooting let's rule something out first.

Did anyone during any testing, troubleshooting, or cleaning move around the coax cables form the PI to the splitter or receivers?
 

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gflande1 said:
no change moving power back to outlet.

out of curiosity, I checked the voltage coming out of the power inserter. both, the new and old one are 20.7 volts (guess that means I didn't need to buy one). I measured it at the LNB and it was 20.6. so voltage is making it out there, so no breaks. I also confirmed the wire coming from the splitter with voltage is connected to red. does this mean bad LNB?
I would pull out my spare LNB and try it, at this point.
 

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Before we get into a ton of trouble shooting let's rule something out first.

Did anyone during any testing, troubleshooting, or cleaning move around the coax cables form the PI to the splitter or receivers?
This was exactly the problem for me once. Bad connection to PI. New connector on coax, tightened everything up, entered new channel (202) on the remote, all ok, picture returned. For me, the PI was not secured. It would get bumped by my cat! I rushed the job...:rolleyes: Never again! Do it once, do it right!
 

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The OP said he measured voltage from the PI all the way out to the connection point at the LNB.

So as VOS points out its time to look at the SWiM-LNB as possibly dead.
 

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"Shades228" said:
I asked because I'm wondering if someone connected the PI to the non red port.
The voltage at the LNB indicates that is unlikely.
 
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