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Strange problem

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by Tooter, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Tooter

    Tooter Member

    Hi is it possible for a poorly fitted lnb cause a sat box (zgemma) to Crash and lock up needing a reflash. Having nothing but trouble with it at the moment.
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017
  2. Tich

    Tich TK Veteran

    A poorly fitted lnb will cause you signal problems nothing else Check what plugins you have loaded also check your hard drive
     
  3. Tooter

    Tooter Member

    Hi thanks for the reply. We have tried a different usb and it's been running fine at his house. As soon as it's been plugged in at my house the box gets hot and after short use it crashies then I try and reboot and it gets stuck on boot and needs reflashing. 3 times its happened now. Can't figure it out.
     
  4. Tich

    Tich TK Veteran

    Have you removed the plastic cellophane from outer case ?


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  5. Tooter

    Tooter Member

    Yes that was removed as soon as I got it.
    It as all so been running fine at his house but as soon as it's at my house it crashies and locks up within a few hours.
     
  6. daleh43

    daleh43 Forum Supporter

    Are you using the same power supply in both houses or are you using his when around there ?
     
  7. Tooter

    Tooter Member

    Yes same power supply same remote same everything. That's what lead me to ask the question regarding the lnb it's the only other thing I can think of.
     
  8. Tich

    Tich TK Veteran

    Try running your box on just 1 cable and disconnect other one check nothing is shorting. Let it run if it runs ok switch cables


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  9. Tooter

    Tooter Member

    Ok will give it a go is that a possible cause? Is it something you have seen before.
     
  10. Tich

    Tich TK Veteran

    Cables can cause shorting i.e. If centre core is touching outer braid


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  11. Tooter

    Tooter Member

    Would I still get a signal through it if it is shorting? can i test for shorts with multimeter?
     
  12. Tich

    Tich TK Veteran

    Yes you can all it takes is 1 strand also water ingress to cables as your box powers the lnb


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  13. Tooter

    Tooter Member

    Great I'll test tomorrow and report back thanks.
     
  14. Tooter

    Tooter Member

    Hi I've tested my cables with a multi metre and both of them have no shorts. The guy I got my box from now has it back and he says it's working fine at his house with on access heat from the box.
     
  15. Jagsy

    Jagsy TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    plug it into a different electrical socket in your house, use an extension if you need to from another socket and see if it happens then
     
  16. Tooter

    Tooter Member

    Worth a try but if it is that sensitive I don't really want it
     
  17. scoob197

    scoob197 TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    They are a bit sensitive at times but you get what you pay for..
    Are you stacking other appliances under / above the unit, if so are you leaving an air gap?
     
  18. Tooter

    Tooter Member

    Hi its on a shelf next to another device but plenty of room around it.
     
  19. scoob197

    scoob197 TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    Ah OK

    They are cheap boxes... I have 2 but I wouldn't have one as my main box in the front room.
    May be its time to bite the bullet and buy a better box. Sounds like that one has had its day.
    Shouldn't be getting hot like that, bit risky running it IMO.
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2017
  20. Tooter

    Tooter Member

    Yer looks like I'll have to return it.(only 3 weeks old) any recommendations on a decent box I might be able to pick up second hand easy to setup as I'm a noob.
     

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