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rabit5647

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I purchased two sw64's from two different vendors on ebay.
I have a legacy dish 500 system with two 301 recivers.
when I do a check switch the system comes back Installed switch :Unknown
I have checked the voltage going into input 1 from the power inserter it is about 25 volts. I have also unpluged the reciver for about an hour then pluged it back in. Do I need to replace the Lnb's ? I'm stumped on this.
 
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sw 64

Do a check switch on the receivers without the switch connected to clear the switch matrix

Then do a recheck switch, I know the sw 64 is a real pain in the A@# Sometimes I have one. You may have to de a check switch multiple times till it shows the right matrix.
 
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This might be a dumb question but is this a fresh install or is the Sat. dishes already aimed and your just adding the switches??
 
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Just adding switches. everything works fine with sw21''. Just would like to add more receiver's to house.
 
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What LNB's do you have, and what ports are hooked to what SW64 ports?
 
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I have older lnb's. I've had them 6 almost 7 years.
Only trying to hook up to port 1 right now.
 
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I think two ports from each LNB have to be hooked to the SW64. On a Dish500, that means four cables into the switch. I'm not sure which goes where, though.
 
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The switch is labeled pretty well. The switch will NOT work unless you hook up both sides of the dual LNBs to the a&b connections. You must use dual legacy LNBs and all 4 wires need to be connected to the switch. 1a 1b, 2a & 2b should be used for 119 and 110 respectively. If you have 61.5 or 148, use input 3 for that.

Here is a pix of an SW64SW64 LARGE Pix

You need one of these but with TWO connections. The picture is of a single LNB. The two you need are dual LNBs.

These are not to be confused with a twin that looks like this

See ya
Tony
 
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Another thing, some receivers have some problems recognizing the SW64 when connected through the power inserter. You may want to try connecting a receiver though output 2-4 and the power inserert though input 1 and try a switch check.

See ya
Tony
 
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Both Lnb's are dual feed. I have them hooked up to both the 119 and the 110 inputs on the sw64. I have the power inserter hooked up to input 1
my receiver is hooked up to input 2 on the sw 64. I have removed the cable from the rear of the receiver and done a test sw then reconnected the cable to the receiver and did a test switch again. all returning the same results Unknown.

Think I'm going to scrap this idea and just buy a quad lnb.
 

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