Any X2 users? New box trouble

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Hooked up the new X2 M1 HD+ I received today. Connected it directly to 91. Not getting any signal whatsoever. Wondering if I’m doing something wrong or if box is a dud. I verified signal strength and quality on both my Amiko receivers just to make sure I wasn't crazy; they both pull signal down the same coax just fine.

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Check your connections those could be a issue.
 
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I’m thinking it might be a dud since both Amiko’s work fine when connected to the same line
 
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I have one of them in the Basement because it receives the music choice channels and we listen to them while we exercise in the Basement. It is a pretty straight forward box. My complaints about it are that the Tuner isn't as sensitive as my other STB's. So, some channels are herky jerky.

Sounds like a dud box to me. I cannot think of anything.
 
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I have one of them in the Basement because it receives the music choice channels and we listen to them while we exercise in the Basement. It is a pretty straight forward box. My complaints about it are that the Tuner isn't as sensitive as my other STB's. So, some channels are herky jerky.

At least you receive a signal on yours :D

I emailed X2 support to see if they will RMA the box and ship me a replacement.
 
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As a test, remove any DISEQC switches, connect to a LNB, and select the strongest TP on that bird. If it doesn’t work, then you’ve got a dud. I would contact the seller then.
 
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Makes me appreciate my Amiko receivers all the more.
 
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Did you check for voltage coming out of the coax connector?
If you don't have 13/18 volt coming out of the box then, it's dead jim.
 
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I have the same box, so I checked to see what it does signal level-wise when I disconnected the coax, but unfortunately the signal level still bounces a bit. Sometimes that's a clue. I'm sure you're set the LNB power for each satellite, but there's always double checking.

My M1HD was defective with an overvoltage issue and I was refunded. For some reason a firmware update later fixed it. It could not move a STABHH120 motor with a 120cm Fortec. It would crash and reboot. It could almost play the MC music channels.

I bought a M1HD+ and it plays the MC channels great and I it is not on a HH120, so I have no problems with it. Check for voltage.
 
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Do you have a switch connected to it? In your picture the DISEqC settings are off.

I had a defective receiver from X2 that wouldn't work right and they replaced it with no problem but the replacement receiver was also bad, it had a bad solder connection on the circuit board. I didn't send the second receiver back, just soldered the connection. Not great quality receivers, you very well could have a dud.
 
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The Ebay seller refunded my money last night and told me I could keep the box. I emailed X2 to see if they will RMA the unit, but not sure they will since I didn't buy it from them. Is the firmware easy to update via USB stick? I might try that tonight.

PS- on the question of the switch, I've been direct-connecting the LNB to the receiver for testing and bypassing the switch

Will also check output voltage tonight.
 
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Got out my volt meter to test. Sure enough, no DC power out from the X2. Mystery solved!
 
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Maybe try flashing a newer or even older version depending what the bug fixes were. I fixed my M1HD (not plus version) that had an over voltage problem with a firmware update and factory reset.
 
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