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    Sky TV New LNF and satalite finder problem

    This is a discussion on Sky TV New LNF and satalite finder problem within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; hello, recently my satalite signal became quite intermittent, it seemed that fiddling with the satalite cables would return the signal ...

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      Sky TV New LNF and satalite finder problem

      hello, recently my satalite signal became quite intermittent, it seemed that fiddling with the satalite cables would return the signal most of the time, but then last week the signal stopped completly, i put it down to a faulty LNb so ordered a new one and a satalite finder. Now i have installed the LNB and when testing i have a problem, if i connect the satalite finder to my sky box i get power, but then as soon as i connect it to my LNB the power cuts, i have tried this with two different LNB's. If i use the cable which runs from my sky box to the lnb and dish then i get no power at all. can any one help me out with this one? Many thanks


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      Re: Sky TV New LNF and satalite finder problem

      Sounds like a faulty cable to me. You might have some water ingress which could explain your original problem.

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      Re: Sky TV New LNF and satalite finder problem

      Agree it sounds like a connection problem. It could be as simple as the 'F' connectors needing tightening up, or the cable could be damaged (which might lead to water getting in to the cable). The fact that the Sat Meter works when directly connected to the Sky box show the Box and Meter are OK but using the cable doesn't work properly so the cable/connectors seem suspect. Start by taking the 'F' connectors off at both ends and snip the coax back an inch or two then remake the cable/'F' connectors and try again - if that works it was the 'F' connectors that were badly fitted, if it doesn;t work then the cable is faulty.

      Take a look at How to fit F Connectors to coaxial cable for Sky and Freesat

     

     

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