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intermittent problem with my db 500s

kebabinho

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My Satellite Setup
dreambox 500S
80cm dish
.2db lnb
Gemini 3.5
CCcam1.71
Sky netgear wireless router
zoom gameport ethernet adapter
satankeybundle + autoupdater
My Location
UK
#1
I seem to be having an intermittent problem with my DB 500s.
i plug it into my sky dish and it will find the channels and i can watch them no problems. then all of a sudden the agc goes to 0%, the ber raises and i can view nothing.
if i leave it on for a while it may come back.
also it sometimes doesnt work wheh i turn it on at all.
anybody any ideas on this?

-kebabinho
 

mhku

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My Satellite Setup
TM Nano ~ sg2100
My Location
Midlands
#2
What is your system- motor, image, emu etc?
 

kebabinho

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My Satellite Setup
dreambox 500S
80cm dish
.2db lnb
Gemini 3.5
CCcam1.71
Sky netgear wireless router
zoom gameport ethernet adapter
satankeybundle + autoupdater
My Location
UK
#3
80cm dish with monoblock. dremabox 500s. gemini image 2.7. i have tried the dish/cable/lnb with my sky box and it gets a picture no probs so i know its not that.
i have also tried all versions of the gemini image and get the same with each.
 

mhku

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TM Nano ~ sg2100
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Midlands
#4
Does it happen when you change satellites or when changing programs on the same satellite? Not motorised then?
 

kebabinho

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My Satellite Setup
dreambox 500S
80cm dish
.2db lnb
Gemini 3.5
CCcam1.71
Sky netgear wireless router
zoom gameport ethernet adapter
satankeybundle + autoupdater
My Location
UK
#5
no its not motorised.
it happens "when it feels like it" i.e i could be watching the same channel for ages and then all of a sudden it goes off.
or when i start it up sometimes i dont even get the channel for a second
 

mhku

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TM Nano ~ sg2100
My Location
Midlands
#6
Is it overheating? Have you checked the power output from the power supply unit?
 

john_graydon

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Azbox premium HD+,Dusty Dreambox 7000s,& Sky HD.
My Location
Dublin....Ireland
#7
I take it that your pointing your dish at 28e if your putting your sky cable into it. Are you using your 500 for your sky card. Gemeni 2_70 image isnt out that long, so why not try another flash using another gemeni image, 2_60.