dreambox with problems..!

skywave

skywave

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My Satellite Setup
One 100cm dish with 3 Universal Quattro 0.6db LNBs at 28.2E, 19.2E, 13.0E..

One 85cm dish with 1 Universal Quattro 0.6db LNB at 0.9W..

4 - 4x1 DiSEqC switches..

DM8000HD, DM7020S, HUMAX VACI-5300, OPENTEL ODS 4000F
My Location
Luxembourg City
#1
Dreambox broken down..!

Uh - ohh - have just learned that something has gone bad inside my dreambox..!

Out of curiosity - I removed the dreambox and connected an old Humax box - just to find out if it really was the diseqc og lnb's which were the problem..
And - they are not - 'cause I can now watch all BBC FTA channels - from the humax box..

So - I guess - the DB has gone broken somehow..
What made me to think this initially was that I was unable to get it to show my pre-selected IP address - when holding the left lower button while starting up the box.. It showed a default one - and not the one I had decided.. So I could not even flash - to try and fault seek..

Anyway.. Has anyone of you guys experienced a brake-down of a DB..? And if so - can it be fixed - or is it possible to find out where it's broken..?
Or should I count it as a write-off..?

I guess it has trouble running 24 hours a day..
Are there any recommendations on how to run a db..? Switch of everytime - leave it stand by - or on..?
I find it a hassle to wait for a full boot every time I want to watch TV..

The warranty has expired - just over a year now..unfortunately..:-doh!
 
skywave

skywave

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My Satellite Setup
One 100cm dish with 3 Universal Quattro 0.6db LNBs at 28.2E, 19.2E, 13.0E..

One 85cm dish with 1 Universal Quattro 0.6db LNB at 0.9W..

4 - 4x1 DiSEqC switches..

DM8000HD, DM7020S, HUMAX VACI-5300, OPENTEL ODS 4000F
My Location
Luxembourg City
#2
Update:

Well - the humax did receive the BBC channels for 2-3 hours - but now they have just gone again..

Sooo - it may be that it is the LNB or the diseqc..
And - most importantly - that the DB is good after all..! Which I hope..
 
DCG

DCG

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My Satellite Setup
dm 7000 and 7020
cas 3
blue ice cam
sv card
redlight card
seca cam
reality cam
opos 1.03 and 1.05
lynksys router
gold cards
fun cards
1.1 mtr trix dish
0.3 sharp lnb
hh100 moter
xplus tv and inxtc card
s_x view +
ceribro card
My Location
just above the earth
#3
remove the lnb and boot the db up see if it boots fully m8
 
gameboy

gameboy

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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!
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Scotland
#4
My Dreambox is left on all the time without a problem.

As long as it has plenty of ventilation it should be OK.
 
skywave

skywave

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My Satellite Setup
One 100cm dish with 3 Universal Quattro 0.6db LNBs at 28.2E, 19.2E, 13.0E..

One 85cm dish with 1 Universal Quattro 0.6db LNB at 0.9W..

4 - 4x1 DiSEqC switches..

DM8000HD, DM7020S, HUMAX VACI-5300, OPENTEL ODS 4000F
My Location
Luxembourg City
#5
Just to finish off this thread:

I've spent a few days sorting out my prob:
All 4 LNBs are checked and found OK..
All diseqCs are checked and found OK..
After doing a full flash and re-installation of gemini - I downloaded all 2,500 channels..

It turns out that the reason I was not able to watch the BBC FTA channels was that they all appear on both 28.2E and 28.4E..!?
The ones on 28.4E goes fine through - but the ones on 28.2E - which I had previously selected - I cannot view..

This is new to me - I thought that all were on 28.2E - but apparently not..

So - now it works - at least the FTA..
 
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