How much does it take to move a satellite dish out of line?

CaseLogic

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Oct 13, 2008
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We had a fairly windy storm last Friday, and since then we've completely lost a satellite signal. Is this likely/possible, or did something else potentially happen?

It was MAYBE gusts to 40, but I doubt it was even that high... so I''m kind of surprised that we're getting 0 signal (our box has been stuck at "acquiring signal" since resetting it on Saturday)
 

RedWings

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Sep 18, 2006
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It all depends on the install of the dish. If it wasn't pointed correctly and had a so-so signal, then it wouldn't take much to throw it off. Ecspecially if one of the bolts wasn't tightened correctly and it wiggled just a little bit. With high winds there is chance of flying debris. Flying debris can throw it off too.

If I were you i'd unplug the receiver (and any other receivers in the house) for a few minutes. Plug back in. Do a check switch and see what the results are.
 

MikeinBaja

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Sep 9, 2008
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Doesn't take much sometimes, especially if everything wasn't tightened down properly or if the mounting surface itself isn't rock solid. Check that the winds didn't tweak a cable connection too.

May also want to check that the winds didn't bring down some limbs or bend trees into your line of sight.
 

CaseLogic

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well we had a tech come out just now... he said the eye fried b/c it was remanufactured and some rain probably leaked in.

told him that I thought it was BS that Dish is gonna make us pay $50 for a trip out there to fix THEIR faulty equipment, and he agreed and gave me another, extra eye to "offset the costs" hahah... badass
 

Laddyboy

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Dec 12, 2006
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well we had a tech come out just now... he said the eye fried b/c it was remanufactured and some rain probably leaked in.

told him that I thought it was BS that Dish is gonna make us pay $50 for a trip out there to fix THEIR faulty equipment, and he agreed and gave me another, extra eye to "offset the costs" hahah... badass

Is E* charging for LNB replacements? I've had two replaced, one just last year, with no charges accruing at all.
 

teqhead

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I'm sure the LNBF was defective and not because it was remanufactured. I install a lot of reman equipment and sometimes it runs better than the original. It's cool gave you an extra one, hopefully it works.
 

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