SG-2100 Won't move

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t0n3dawgg

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I can move the dish by the head unit, but I cannot move the dish by my coolsat setup. Am I'm doing something wrong? I was able to do it a few days ago until I put in my switch and it just stopped working. Any ideas on what I am doing wrong? Could it be a wire trouble? Thanks in advance
 
Where is your switch installed in the line? The correct order is:

LNBF -> switch -> motor -> receiver

What kind of switch is it (DiSEqC, 22k)? Also, remember to always turn off the power to your receiver (using the main switch on the back or unplugging it) before connecting or disconnecting a switch.
 
First I did LNBF -> Switch -> motor->coolsat

Then I took out the switch and still no luck. I alway turned off the coolsat by the back buttom.

Oh sorry psb. I"m using MOTECK
 
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Tron said:
Where is your switch installed in the line? The correct order is:

LNBF -> switch -> motor -> receiver

What kind of switch is it (DiSEqC, 22k)? Also, remember to always turn off the power to your receiver (using the main switch on the back or unplugging it) before connecting or disconnecting a switch.

So are you saying that your diseqc switch is outside in the weather? I have mine hooked up this way...

LNB>motor>switch>reciever.....I've never had a problem with this setup.
 
Yeah, it's outside. Is that a bad thing? But even without the switch it still won't move :(
 
We do not recommend that you use the LNBF> Motor> Switch> Receiver set-up as DiSEqC switches are not designed to handle the amperage of repeated motor movements.

DiSEqC switches are designed for exposure to the outdoors, but try and protect the switch from direct exposure to the elements. Protect all coax connections with dielectric silicone, compression connectors (boots are a great way to keep dirt and dust off of the silicone grease).

Is the LED flashing yellow when the USALS or DiSEqC commands are sent from the receiver?
 
the switch should be between the motor & the LNB's

My switch has been outside in 3 MN winters with no issues :)
 
I have had my DMSi DiSEqC switch outside in the MN. weather for over two years without a problem.

See the below diagram for the correct way to install a switch in a motorized set up!
 

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Pete
post #3 says moteck in answer to you, maybe earlier

my motor acted strange today like it didn'y have power so i powered down
undid my coax and reconnected . and repowered and it worked. my unit was also a coolsat 5K
 
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I have had my DMSi DiSEqC switch outside in the MN. weather for over two years without a problem.

See the below diagram for the correct way to install a switch in a motorized set up!

That's how I setup my FTA.



"my motor acted strange today like it didn'y have power so i powered down
undid my coax and reconnected . and repowered and it worked"

I tried it the first time didn't work. I'll try it again. You guys think the cable went bad? I still can watch tv, but i just can't move the dish, with and without the switch it still won't move. :confused:

Thanks for all the help so far guys.
 
SatelliteAV said:
Is the LED flashing yellow when the USALS or DiSEqC commands are sent from the receiver?


I'll give it a look when my brother gets home so I can stand outside and stare at the motor
 
Sorry for the late reply guys I haven't had time to play around with it, but here the update. The LED is green when the coolsat is on and when I move it from the inside my friend tells me it is still green, but doesn't move. I haven't tried to play around with the wires yet, but I don't see what could be the problem. I am pretty dumb founded on why it doesn't seem to work. Unless the motor is broken already (barely use for couple weeks now).
 
That's strange. Are you using USALS or DiSEqC 1.2 to move your dish? If all else fails, you can reset the motor. There's a little hole next to the LED cover where you can stick a paperclip in to push the reset button. When you do this, push the clip in until you feel the button 'click'. Keep the button pushed down for a couple of moments while the motor LED alternately flashes green and orange. When it goes solid green again, let the button go (remove the paperclip). Make sure your motor is exactly at the '0' position before doing this!
 
Tron said:
That's strange. Are you using USALS or DiSEqC 1.2 to move your dish? If all else fails, you can reset the motor. There's a little hole next to the LED cover where you can stick a paperclip in to push the reset button. When you do this, push the clip in until you feel the button 'click'. Keep the button pushed down for a couple of moments while the motor LED alternately flashes green and orange. When it goes solid green again, let the button go (remove the paperclip). Make sure your motor is exactly at the '0' position before doing this!


I tried both USALS and DiSEqC and had no luck.
I'll try the reset tomorrow Tron. Its already dark here and I don't want to fall off the roof :D Thanks again for the help!
 
Cool, let us know if it works!

Remember to make sure the motor is at exactly '0' position. You can use the manual move button to do this.
 
Have you tried it with the only the motor connected to the Coolsat?

Bring the motor inside to the Coolsat and connect it to the receiver with only a short piece of coax. See if it moves then. Or if it is easier...you can bring the coolsat to the motor. Disconnect the LNB, switches, meters, etc.
 
digiblur said:
Have you tried it with the only the motor connected to the Coolsat?

Bring the motor inside to the Coolsat and connect it to the receiver with only a short piece of coax. See if it moves then. Or if it is easier...you can bring the coolsat to the motor. Disconnect the LNB, switches, meters, etc.

True! I just had a service call the other day where the motor would not move, replaced the LNBF and all was well :)
 
I know you have tried it without the switch, which is good to remove any possible outside causes. However, did you check to see that you have connected the wires properly to the motor. You must connect the receiver to a specific connector, and the LNB to a specific connector. I would imagine that if they are reversed, the motor will not move, but the IF signal may still pass through.

Just a thought.

Also, are you sure you have the various satellites set for USALS in the receiver's sat setup menu? If you recently did a reset, or loaded up a new channel list, you may have lost satellite motor position settings. In that case, the motor will not move automatically from bird to bird.
 
Tron said:
Cool, let us know if it works!

Remember to make sure the motor is at exactly '0' position. You can use the manual move button to do this.


No lucks guys. :(
 
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