Titanium Satellite Titanium ASC1 Positioner Troubleshooting

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Thanks everyone for providing excellent troubleshooting suggestions! Had a great weekend with a ton of amateur radio contacts (including a SOTA - Summits On The Air).

Agree with KE4EST with the M1/M2 DC voltage test. Let us know the results.

Continue to provide service for the ASC1. If you wish to send it in for testing, please email or call.
 
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Thanks everyone for providing excellent troubleshooting suggestions! Had a great weekend with a ton of amateur radio contacts (including a SOTA - Summits On The Air).

Agree with KE4EST with the M1/M2 DC voltage test. Let us know the results.

Continue to provide service for the ASC1. If you wish to send it in for testing, please email or call.


Thanks, Brian. I agree those were great troubleshooting suggestions. KE4EST is correct. My auto ranging multimeter is too slow to see the voltage. I have figured out what the problem is. Seems I have an intermittent short in one of the motor wires. Best I can figure is that it is occurring at the point where the cable flexes when the dish moves. I ran a temporary new motor wire to replace the shorted one and the ASC1 now is working fine.

Would it be possible to send my original unit or mainboard in for repair? It stopped powering up after a bad storm where I lost both LNB's, HDMI ports on the sat receiver as well as the TV. Must have came in thru the coax. First and only time in better than 25+ yrs that I've ever suffered any damage during a storm. The dish is bonded to house ground but mother nature won out. Curiously when powered up the display does not light up but it has 36V on M1 and M2 to ground so I assume the transformer, etc is fine. Just damaged the mainboard from what I can tell. It would be great to have a spare in case that ever happens again.

Thanks again everyone for the help!!
 
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If a lightning strike, best to send in the main PCB plus the faceplate and f-con PCB from rear panel. Basically, sent in all electronics minus the transformer.

I am hesitant to do single component replacements on lightning damaged electronics as other components may have been weakened by the event and prematurely fail when placed back into service.
 
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If a lightning strike, best to send in the main PCB plus the faceplate and f-con PCB from rear panel. Basically, sent in all electronics minus the transformer.

I am hesitant to do single component replacements on lightning damaged electronics as other components may have been weakened by the event and prematurely fail when placed back into service.
Sounds like time to get the Arduino out and write up some burn in/exercise code! hah
And Someone suggested to bring the motor inside and run it to negate cabling issues. Hmmm.
Any schematics for this beast?
 
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If a lightning strike, best to send in the main PCB plus the faceplate and f-con PCB from rear panel. Basically, sent in all electronics minus the transformer.

I am hesitant to do single component replacements on lightning damaged electronics as other components may have been weakened by the event and prematurely fail when placed back into service.


Thanks, Brian. I sent an email to your support address.
 
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Understand from the op's email that the distribution wiring was found to be intermittent and the ASC1 now works fine with the temporary run. The op will be working with us to repair the original unit that was damaged by lightning.
 

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