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Satellite Channels - Tune Failed

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by stav8124, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. stav8124

    stav8124 Registered

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    I am puzzled to what is happening to my satellite. Before the World Cup started all my channels worked perfectly and now i am having intermittent signal jumping from 80% to 0% on an off at times even watching ITV HD. Some channels now do not get signal at all and shows Tune Failed but some channels the signal keeps jumping up and down.

    I am on a motorised dish setup and know its not the receiver as i have another receiver in another room and the same thing is happening there. Could anyone please help and point me to what i need to do to fix this?

    Thanks
     
  2. formandvoid

    formandvoid TK Veteran Forum Supporter

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    Check the cables and lnb on your dish.
     
  3. stav8124

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    So the cables on the back of the box and the connections on the dish?
     
  4. dappa2

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    I had this problem once when I asked a satellite installer to drill another cable to the dish, the percentage of the signal kept going up and down constantly from 85 percent to 0 making the screen unwatchable so I told them to make sure all cables going into the lnb were tight again, the installer had a apprentice with him who was learning the ropes who had just buggered it up a bit really and left it loose so tightening it up again fixed it.
     
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  5. stav8124

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    Checked the connections and they all seem fine. If the LNB was faulty would it still work and intermit?
     
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  6. ASHHBI

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    No. If lnb faulty you wouldn’t get any signal.
     
  7. badcompany

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    also check line of sight ,trees etc, if nothing try different lnb
     
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  8. linesman66

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    If your l.n.b is faulty it will not switch
    Between the v and h side off the transponder your s.n.r will drop from maxium 90 to 45 This when it is starting to break down eventually 0 s.n.r
     
  9. stav8124

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    When it rained last night channels which i was getting 75% signal that were dropping were 0% and couldn't get a signal until the rain stopped.
     
  10. badcompany

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    I would still put my money on lnb,if you have checked everything that's been suggested,its the only option left
     
  11. edward eaves

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    my box signal then no signal changed lnb abour £10 then no more problems
     
  12. pabloescaban

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    That makes no sense whatsoever
     
  13. linesman66

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    Could be water egrees with the l.n.b Replace your l.n.b check your s.n.r and
    do auto scan off the tuner
     
  14. Abu Baniaz

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    Yes, you can get intermittent faults.
     
  15. ASHHBI

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    Ok. Should have said you wouldn’t get a proper signal. :)
     
  16. formandvoid

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    I would say buy a new lnb as it's a cheap easy fix.
     
  17. stav8124

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    Will look to change lnb but would some channels have signal and some remain 0? Also I think I have a triple lnb do they still do then as can only find a quad.
     
  18. cactikid

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    Worth also checking the sat bible in case the odd channel moved,i get that using in motorised setup using plugin download bouquet.