Fortec 5100 help please

G0JCN

G0JCN

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My Satellite Setup
Home brew PC, Fortec Star FSCI-5100 plus + ultra sat RX. triax 110 motorised dish
My Location
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
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Help please... My 5100 has just stopped working. was using it this afternoon without problem when the screen gave a message "initiating preditor 3.25", cant think why because its had the trex cam in since new and preditor was working? Anyway since then my dish has turned to 0 degrees and refuses to move and the signal recieved bar is at 53%, it doesnt matter what satellite I select the dish stays put and the signal too.... Although all the menus appear to work, the display will even read "turning to ....." when a satellite is selected, but nothing happens and in tv mode I just see "no signal"

Looks like some sort of software glitch I think but I am afraid to try too much because it should still have a warranty. Nothing has EVER been downloaded onto this Receiver.

Any ideas or tips please?

Martin
 
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My Satellite Setup
Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
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Berkshire
I presume you have tried unplugging at the mains removing the CAM and disconnecting the LNB while you plug back in to reboot?
 
G0JCN

G0JCN

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My Satellite Setup
Home brew PC, Fortec Star FSCI-5100 plus + ultra sat RX. triax 110 motorised dish
My Location
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
I did, but hadnt taken out the CAM. Done that now and "magic" it reset OK...

Many thanks, It was an obvious thing but I didn't think to remove the CAM, got to find my possitions again now :confused but the RX is back:)

Cheers

Martin
 
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