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Dreambox crashes when driving Diseqc motor

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My Satellite Setup
Dremabox 7000
Metronic diseqc 80cm dish
My Location
York, England
#1
Hi,

I have had a Dreambox 7000 for 18 months, using a SuperJack II to drive my old 36v steerable dish, with no problems.

I have had a guy install a new dish with a Metronic motor; sometimes when positioning the dish, the Dreambox frezzes and needs a 3-finger restart.

After the dish was installed, this was very infrequent, but seems to be getting a lot worse.

I suspect the Dreambox power supply cannot supply the current needed for the motor.

Does anyone know of
a) a way to improve the DB power supply
:cool: an externally powered diseqc 'relay' which I could put between the DB and the motor
c) anything else that might help.

I have tried the DB home forum, but got no answers.

Thanks for any help

John, York, UK.
 

BGonaSTICK

Retired Moderator
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My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 7000, Skystar2
My Location
Brighton
#2
Notorious problem. Usually image related. Try another. 7000 does have poor PSU, but with the right image can usually be solved. 7020 has upgraded PSU.
 

gameboy

Ding Dang Doo
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My Satellite Setup
DreamBox 7000s - Nokia Freeview - Several GameBoys - DS Lite - ZX81 - SNES - N64 - Saturn - Dreamcast - PlayStation - PS2 - Gamecube - PSP - iPod - iPhone - XBox - PS3 - Wii - iPad - No Life!
My Location
Scotland
#3
You can choose the power to send to the motor - what are you sending?
 

john_graydon

Specialist Contributor
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My Satellite Setup
Azbox premium HD+,Dusty Dreambox 7000s,& Sky HD.
My Location
Dublin....Ireland
#4
Yes would deffo do as stick says, never any motor problems with the da vinchi 4 image.