DB 500S Nightmare.........

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Storm55

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Mondeal 7500 + Dragon cam. 1M moveable dish
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Torbay, Devon
#1
Has anybody else had the problems with their 500S as I have.

DB would not lock onto satellite, and would not turn motor. DB returned to supplier who said Diseque circuit board faulty. BD returned to me today lasted for 5 minutes and refuses to lock on satellite again.

My Mondeal works perfectly so I know there is nothing wrong with dish setup.

Losing the will to live, any ideas?

Thanks

Tim.'O'-red 'O'-red
 
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see most of my posts in the last 3 weeks.... et moi
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Storm55

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Mondeal 7500 + Dragon cam. 1M moveable dish
DB500s
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Torbay, Devon
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)(-red Damn thing..

It has problems with software to make the receiver do anything. Programming side is fine. It has now gone back to be replaced........

While I am in the wingeing mood, can the idiot guide be more 500 friendly.most tips etc are for the more expensive models,the 500 is different in many ways (like they don't bloody work!)- sorry - and could it include an idiot guide for really thick people like me on how to install, configure and hopefully use Gemini image with newcamd.. or similar cam.

Thanks

Tim.
 
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Installing a cam is as easy as clicking the blue button and selecting

addons > download and install > select newcamd and go

You'll need an internet connection.

Most of the I.G. applies to the 500 as well, just ignore some of the handset specific stuff.
 
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CY
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Storm, which motor are you using mate?
I have no problems with the 500S + V-box II + gemini.
Like Mhku said, all the info for the other model dreamboxes apply to the 500. Don't worry, you will get the hang of it soon :D
 
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Mondeal 7500 + Dragon cam. 1M moveable dish
DB500s
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Torbay, Devon
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Thanks for the info.. Dreambox came back today ... Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!

it even worked for five minutes. It has now been returned again falut worse than before. Oh Sh**.

I am using Diseque motor GB I think, it works perfectly with Mondeal receiver.

At my last attempt, I used the latest Grmini image, downloaded cams keys etc. an I think everything was correctly ftp'd but the receiver went down again. I have been told by supplier that the DB cannot be replaced because their are no chips available. and Dreambox is having problems finding replacements, not sure what truth their is in this, but will wait and see.

Regards

Tim.


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It doesn't work as in you get no picture? Or it doesn't turn the motor?
 
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Mondeal 7500 + Dragon cam. 1M moveable dish
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Hi the DB does n't lock onto any sat, the menus are breaking up, and Diseque control will not move dish.

I tried factory reset, set up DB for single sat operation, loaded Official image for FTA. but still no lock on.

Regards

Tim.
 
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