- Jul 16, 2006
So its NOT just me!
Good luck on getting it straightened out.
I am famous for frying electronic components. :yikes:
I once fried a $50.00 diseqc switch within an hour of putting it on. I ordered it from Rick and paid for Next Day Air Saturday delivery, and hooked it up with the non-DC blocking Hi-Freq splitters that I had gotten, and fried it too.
I soon realized that I had the wrong splitters.
Today was just stupidity. If you remember earlier this spring I was working on my Perfed Birdview tuning it in with the Bullseye II. Well I got one of the ports on my 4 port grounding block screwed up and put the center wire of the coax in a dead short.
Well I was on the roof yesterday and this morning fine-tuning the Birdview a little more. Yes it was jealous of the signal the test dish was getting and was calling me. I needed to lube the pivot points anyway. So this morning I was putting everything back together, and accidentally plugged the C-Band side into that bad port. Even though there was no coax on the antenna side, the short was still there and as soon as I turned everything on, there she went.
I really don't know if the converted multi-switch got fried or not, but that was the first item I replaced in the chain. It may still be ok, and only the diseqc switch that was actually blown. I'll have to test it out.
The good news is, the Birdview with the Bullseye II is better than it was, and by tomorrow at 10:00 AM, will be equal to the test dish. Outstanding on all accounts.