Re-aligment required / Motor Issue - Stoke on Trent / N Staffordshire

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ABARKIE

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My Satellite Setup
Vu Duo, ET9000, DM800se, TM5402, Sat BG, Viasat Latvia, JSC

Triax 1.1m, 43cm Motorised.

Archived: TM600, Eagle, Topfield 5000,TM6900
My Location
Find me near J15 M6
Hi,

I had a motorised dish installed around 5 years ago, tried moving it to another satellite at the weekend and it just started giving no signal.

Dish doesn't move when I try with both a TM5402 or a Vu Duo

I'm assuming the problem is motor related but I know that previously it seemed to be 1 degree out, so I believe that it needs realigning but I could be wrong.

Is there anyone local to N Staffordshire area who can do this ?

Thanks
 
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Mickha

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Try using Diseqc 1.2, to move your dish, and use the fine tune option, in the menu settings, to nudge your dish, to see if you still can get any signal.
Have you visually checked your dish, to see if it is hasn't slipped, and checked all the connections are still working?
 
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ABARKIE

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My Satellite Setup
Vu Duo, ET9000, DM800se, TM5402, Sat BG, Viasat Latvia, JSC

Triax 1.1m, 43cm Motorised.

Archived: TM600, Eagle, Topfield 5000,TM6900
My Location
Find me near J15 M6
I have tried that using tm5402 to no avail
 
Channel Hopper

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I would first give the dish a visual check, just in case it is pointing somewhere it shouldn't.
 
scopus

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If all else fails, give Rugeley Aerials a call, Jason will sort it for you..
 
satelliteman

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Also check the cabling to and from the motor.
Try resetting the motor if it's a Moteck or variant.
 
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ABARKIE

Regular Member
Messages
117
My Satellite Setup
Vu Duo, ET9000, DM800se, TM5402, Sat BG, Viasat Latvia, JSC

Triax 1.1m, 43cm Motorised.

Archived: TM600, Eagle, Topfield 5000,TM6900
My Location
Find me near J15 M6
Had a bit more of a "play" looks like its "stuck" on 52.5E - Turmenistan Sport
 
Terryl

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OpenBox X5 on a 1 meter motorized dish.
And now a 10 foot "C" band dish.

Custom built PC
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Deep in the Boonies in the central Sierra Nevada mountains of California.
Set the receiver to a horizontal transponder on that satellite, then go out to the motor and try the manual East/West buttons, if it does not move then there could be a cabling problem (corroded connector at the LNB input) or the motor it's self is dead.

Be sure to turn the receiver off before removing any coax connections, then test with a DVM to see if you have at least 15.5 volts DC at the motors coax input with the receiver turned on and set to a horizontal transponder.

If under 15 volts or less then 11.5 volts DC then you have a coax cable problem.

If you have the correct DC voltage at the motor and it does not move when you use the manual buttons then its FUBAR.
 
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