Great Signal but NO Picture not even FTA... HELP !

nicmzammit

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Our dreambox has been working fine but all of a sudden there was no picture on any channel.
We changed satellite, turned it on and off, took the plugs out and back in again. but still no luck, its showing strong signal but no picture at all. not even FTA channels.
PLease help as we don't know what else to do???
 

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You need to work methodically theough the possibilities.

First is the dish & lnb still there - and if so make sure the lnb isnt obstructed - its not impossible for a owl or similar to decide your dish is a handy roosting place, or a local joker to remove the lnb or pull the cables out!

Then ask the missus if shes moved the receiver when shes been dusting - that can dislodge cables if they arent fitted very well.

Then consider receiver failure, or cable damage - anyone been trimming hedges near the cable today?? Or maybe a local youth has pushed a drawing pin through the coax cable, or its frayed through and filled up with rain water....
 

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If the dish has moved, the receiver could have locked on an adjacent satellite and that is the signal your receiver is reading. The dish would have to be retuned.
 

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Where we live the houses either side of us have both got satellites, but we have never had this problem before.
It's just strange how one minute it was working fine to the next no picture. and trust this to happen when the footy is on.
 

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You need to work methodically theough the possibilities.First is the dish & lnb still there - and if so make sure the lnb isnt obstructed - its not impossible for a owl or similar to decide your dish is a handy roosting place, or a local joker to remove the lnb or pull the cables out!Then ask the missus if shes moved the receiver when shes been dusting - that can dislodge cables if they arent fitted very well.Then consider receiver failure, or cable damage - anyone been trimming hedges near the cable today?? Or maybe a local youth has pushed a drawing pin through the coax cable, or its frayed through and filled up with rain water....

they have been checked but nothing different..

 

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Please confirm you're seeing the signal strength, as reported by the DM, on your TV screen as opposed to via some other metering device.

Just vaguely thinking about the connection between Box and TV, that's all.
 

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Yes I am seeing the signal on the tv.. When flicking through the channels I can see the signal strength next to the channel shown on the tv screen.
 

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Ok.

It was just a straw-clutching idea!
 

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May I ask what you mean when you say "you changed satellite"?

Did you have a new dish? Is it possible you changed the dish or position?

Again, clutching at straws, but if you changed dish position, maybe you are not on the correct satellite. That might show a good signal strength but as your channel details are different, not showing any picture. Just a thought.
 

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<sub>Open your box and check that the Tuner is well seated in the slot.</sub>

<sub>Are you using a diseqc swith or it is a direct single cable to dish connection?</sub>
 

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or end of world is coming :] i got also error but from accident and no tv till monday or longer but mine situation is unknow without signal checker device i just see motor icon


in your situtation it could be even image damage i scored it twice in 4 year during mine dm usage .
 
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