Faulty Pace Sky digibox.

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  1. Paul G

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    I'm using a Pace sky digibox which has a fault. After being switched on from the mains for a few hours, it has trouble receiving channels. In the signal test menu section, both the signal quality and signal strength are at zero. Not all channels are affected though but many have the 'no satellite signal' message displayed. To get the channels back, I have to unplug the unit for a couple of hours.
    My limited knowledge of electronics suggest that the box has a 'dry joint' problem... (Heat affecting a soldered joint).
    The box is 1 of 2 in our house linked to the dish via a twin LNB. The other box works fine.
    The box was bought second hand so I guess it was originally discarded due to the same problem.

    Any experts out there with any idea what's wrong with it?

    The digibox is a silver/ black Pace type (2 years old approx), model number 1.0.91m
     
  2. Starburst

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    You have swapped the boxes over so they each have been run from the two independent LNB's in a twin?

    If you have and can say 100% it's a digibox fault then it's probably cheaper to buy another second hand box or maybe get SKY to come out on the £60 call out.

    Some useful info here....Satcure
     
  3. Paul G

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    You've lost me there I'm afraid.
     
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    A twin LNB is actually two LNB's molded into the same housing.
    Each digibox is connected to one of the LNB's inside that housing.

    Box A connected to LNB A_works ok.
    Box B connected to LNB B_doesn't work.

    So...

    Take Box A and connect it to the LNB cable that is normally used for Box B and vice versa.
    If Box A then works and Box B doesn't then you have a faulty digibox. If Box A doesn't work and Box B does then you have a faulty twin LNB or a damaged cable/connection from the LNB.

    Better?
    :)
     
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    Pace BSKYB2500? Faulty tuner most likely cause. Contact me if you'd like any further help.

    Cheers, GGES.
     
  6. Paul G

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    If you can email me with details then I would be very grateful.
    I dont have the original manual for the box so I guess it is the
    BSKYB2500 model.

    The tuner in it looks identical to this one....



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    Updated...

    The problem looks that it might be a faulty LNB and not the receiver. Same symptom occured when using other box on 'my line'. Symptom occurs intermittently though so it is very difficult to tell.
     

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