Dish setup problems

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zeewiz

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Hey everyone. I currently have a dish pro twin lnb connected to a dp34 and a 301 and 501 only. It was my understanding that I could remove the dp34 (don't need it now that I only use 2 receivers) and hook up each lnb cable directly to each receiver. When I tried this I only get 110 or 119 found when I run check switch. It also still reports that I have a dp34 connected. I've tried to reset to factory defaults with no luck. Any ideas?
 
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Mr Tony

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You only have a Dish500? No extra dish for locals or int'l?

If the above is correct, unhook the line from the receiver, then run a switch check. That will clear the switch memory. Then rehook and run check switch.
Should work then
 
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zeewiz

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Thanks. I have locals, but only the one dish 500. I'll run the check switch without the cable connected and see if that solves the problem. I don't need a switch with just one dish 500 and a dishpro twin lnb, right?
 
drjake

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You need to run a switch test after it is connected to the DP Twin to make sure it recognizes the LNB.
 
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Mr Tony

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a switch like DP34 (or SW21)..no
a check switch...yes..this will configure your receiver to pick up both satellites
 
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El_Cu_Guy

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It's called "clearing the matrix". Go from the LNBfs to the receivers (sounds like you're not planning to ground the dish/system). Unhook the line-ins from the back of the receivers. Clear the matrix.

You can also try a front panels reset. Hol the power button until the units power off. They will power on by themselves within seconds.
 
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Mr Tony

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El cu...do you bother to read threads???

zeewiz said:
I've tried to reset to factory defaults with no luck
and then you come back with

El_Cu_Guy said:
You can also try a front panels reset. Hol the power button until the units power off. They will power on by themselves within seconds.
 
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El_Cu_Guy

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El cu...do you bother to read threads???

There is an option in the menu for this. A front panel reset is somewhat different.
 
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El_Cu_Guy

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A front panel reset will cause the receiver to perform various check but will maintain user settings. It differs from factory reset but not by much.
 

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