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Discussion in 'C-BAND Satellite Discussion' started by TVHabit, May 15, 2019.

  1. TVHabit

    TVHabit Topic Starter Well-Known SatelliteGuys Member

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    I have an old GI receiver connected to a BUD and it is only used for moving the dish. Up until recently, no problems. Now it is acting strangely and I know some old receivers had a battery that had to be replaced periodically. I have never changed it and am now wondering if it could be causing the problems. I replaced the batteries in the remote but still no fix. Thoughts?
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    If the internal battery died, most IRDs still allowed East / West drive, but might lose the positions for the saved memories.

    What are the symptoms?
     
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    I moved to a new sat 103 I think and it was jerky . It stopped and started then just stopped. I moved it back to 99 and after some playing with the thing it made it back to 99 and I just kept it there. I was reading an old post where one person thought it might be the reed switch on the actuator....makes me wonder now if that might be the problem
     
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    Any error messages?

    Do you manually drive between satellites or go to a previously memorized satellite position?

    With a voltage meter, test the M1/M2 motor voltage. Does it remain constant DC voltage reading when trying to move? What is the Vdc reading?

    With a continuity tester or scope, test the S1/S2 switch for open close cycles. Is the reed switch sending cycle ON/OFF pulses when the actuator is moving?
     

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