is my box knackered??

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marcaaron20

Dreaming Satellites
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262
My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 8000 HD,
80cm Orbital Satellite Dish
Motorized
LNB with 2 outputs, 2nd output leading to upstairs and using Dreambox 500S.
Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K Amp/Receiver,
My Location
Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland
my 500s fell from the top of my tv this morning, now all I get is the green light and no output on the tv screen

what can I do??

if its knackered, are there any 500s about that i can grab a buy for £50 or under?? (not after paying much as I am mainly using the 8000, its just that now I haven't got anything to watch in my bedroom
 
rolfw

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
Staff member
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37,851
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.
My Location
Berkshire
Have you opened it up to see if any connectors have come adrift?
 
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marcaaron20

Dreaming Satellites
Messages
262
My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 8000 HD,
80cm Orbital Satellite Dish
Motorized
LNB with 2 outputs, 2nd output leading to upstairs and using Dreambox 500S.
Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K Amp/Receiver,
My Location
Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland
i had a look inside and all appears to be where there should
 
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marcaaron20

Dreaming Satellites
Messages
262
My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 8000 HD,
80cm Orbital Satellite Dish
Motorized
LNB with 2 outputs, 2nd output leading to upstairs and using Dreambox 500S.
Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K Amp/Receiver,
My Location
Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland
any ideas??,
i've tried all i can think of, unplugging everything completely and leaving for a while but i still get the same thing, just the green light (even pressing standby on the box and remote) the light is constantly green and nothing at all comes on the tv screen, but i think something is going from the box to the tv cos the tv automaticly goes to the AV channel as soon as i plug the scart in the back of the box...

if it looks as if i need to get myself another box, i've come across this site, does anyone know if this site is good or not??

_h**p://www.dvbseller.com/dreambox-500s-satellite-receiver-p-27.html?amp;language=en
 
dasteelman

dasteelman

Regular Member
Messages
532
My Satellite Setup
85cm transparent dish
85cm Penta Dish (motored)
Black Ultra LNB
VU+Solo
VU+Duo
technomate 9100 linux
Quali-TV (4:2:2)
Eaglebox
UK nds card
My Location
Tyne and Wear
have u re flashed it?
 
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dcselec

Member
Messages
49
My Satellite Setup
Dark Box Super Hd
Dream Box 800 (clone)
Diablo cAM CAS 3 Prog
90cm dish DiSEqc 1.2 Motor
My Location
manchester
I would think its a clone as they say its
from there factory but if you pay by a credit
card you can get your money back if it does not
arrive. I have a clone 800 from flebay it works ok
cost less then £200 and HD and PVR
Dave
 
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marcaaron20

Dreaming Satellites
Messages
262
My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 8000 HD,
80cm Orbital Satellite Dish
Motorized
LNB with 2 outputs, 2nd output leading to upstairs and using Dreambox 500S.
Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K Amp/Receiver,
My Location
Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland
If I reflash it, will I know as soon as I've connected the box to the pc whether the box is still working?? (eg, if its knackered, the pc won't recognise the box)??
 
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