Manhattan Starlight 6900 Problem

inabsentia

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#1
I'm having a problem with my Manhattan Starlight 6900.

A couple of weeks ago, this receiver developed a fault (Went in into
'constant boot mode') and had to go back to the manufacturer for repair.

I got it back yesterday, re-installed it and it came back in a 'factory
default' state-no problem-I expected that, and I know my way around this
receiver.

Now, my lnb (.4db Galaxis) has a little problem with it's LO, but as I know
about it, I can simply change the LOF in the settings on the receiver and
everything drops in perfectly.

So I went into the lnb set up menu, chose everything as I had
before-Universal lnb-then went onto the LOF page, and I'm sure there is
something missing here...As far I can remember, there should be three
frequency settings here..a low, a high, and a switch but all I'm seeing is
2-low (9750, which I adjust to 9742) and high (11600 which I adjust to
11592).

I continued with the set up, but when I scan a satellite for channels, when
the receiver gets to a frequency over 11700 or so, it doesn't pick up a
signal-it's fine on the lower frequencies, and if I go onto scan an
individual frequency above 11700-I can get a lock on a signal, but it takes
it's time to lock on.

This sounds to me like the lnb isn't switching, and it also seems to tie in
with my thought about a 'missing' LOF in the settings.

Anyone got thoughts?
 

Channel Hopper

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#2
The switch on most systems activates at 11.7 GHz and probably the manufacturer thought that since very few people wish to change it , then it can be defaulted in the firmware without manual adjustment.

Have you tried changing the high band L.O. ? it may be the LNB has drifted further from the standard settings. Otherwise the tuner of the receivers new board may be defective.
 

inabsentia

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#3
I was wrong about the three settings..It's three on my old Echostar and on my ProgDVB, but the Manhattan was only ever 2 (I've dig out the user manual and that confirms it)

Yes, I changed both the low (9750) and the high (11600) to take into account the necessary adjustment. I've since moved the high back to 11600, and the searching works ok. It still picks up the channels ok on the powerful satellites, but where it's weak, I've manually adjusted the transponders. Bit of a bind, but it works ok again now.
 

rolfw

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#4
You High band LO seems a little too high, should it not be 10,600?
 
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