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#716234 - 13th Aug 2012 8:17am Motorised Satellite Dish no longer moves
chris123 Offline
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Ive got a motorised satellite dish which was working fine until this weekend- Ive tried rebooting the box, flashing a new image on my dreambox but still the dish will not move! Does anyone have any experience of this or do I need a new motor?

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#716249 - 13th Aug 2012 9:52am Re: Motorised Satellite Dish no longer moves [Re: chris123]
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what motor is connected to the dish.

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#716251 - 13th Aug 2012 10:05am Re: Motorised Satellite Dish no longer moves [Re: chris123]
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Try looking for the manual on rebooting the motor on the motor itself, you usually have to press the two buttons on powerup it's fiddly but it works on the one I have, but I presume you've told you sat via the menu what to use to control the motor.


Edited by davew3 (13th Aug 2012 10:08am)

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#716276 - 13th Aug 2012 11:26am Re: Motorised Satellite Dish no longer moves [Re: chris123]
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Cheers for the replies. Its an Alsat Dark Motor on the dish. Have managed to find the manual but dont have ladders to get up there will have to try and borrow some or pay for the installer to come and have a look

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#716277 - 13th Aug 2012 11:27am Re: Motorised Satellite Dish no longer moves [Re: chris123]
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and yes I have tried powering down the box, Ive also gone into positioner set up and clicked go to 0 but still the dish doesnt move

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#716407 - 13th Aug 2012 7:17pm Re: Motorised Satellite Dish no longer moves [Re: chris123]
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Hi, I have seen this problem many a times, I am betting you have a cheap enigma 1 dreambox clone like a eagle box or something? Basically the component in the box that provides the 12v output to the motor gives up the ghost, I don't think I have ever seen nor heard of a dead motor

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#716420 - 13th Aug 2012 7:49pm Re: Motorised Satellite Dish no longer moves [Re: chris123]
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Alsat motors are renowned for jamming requiring a reset to be done I think you press the two buttons under the motor for 5 seconds.
Is the motor jammed on one satellite or in between satellites.
Can you see the leds flash or hear any noise when you select another sat?

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#716549 - 14th Aug 2012 9:33am Re: Motorised Satellite Dish no longer moves [Re: chris123]
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Computerlab, it's not a cheap clone it's a genuine DM500hd cost me over £300 about 18 months ago. It's locked on 28.8 e it may well be jammed and need resetting hopefully will be quite easy to sort but I don't have ladders- going to see if I can borrow some

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#716550 - 14th Aug 2012 9:35am Re: Motorised Satellite Dish no longer moves [Re: chris123]
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When I try and move the dish both the red and green lights flash together on the motor

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#716559 - 14th Aug 2012 10:00am Re: Motorised Satellite Dish no longer moves [Re: chris123]
Tatey Offline
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Originally Posted By: chris123
Computerlab, it's not a cheap clone it's a genuine DM500hd cost me over £300 about 18 months ago. It's locked on 28.8 e it may well be jammed and need resetting hopefully will be quite easy to sort but I don't have ladders- going to see if I can borrow some


I have a set you can borrow if you want. I am in New Brighton.

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#716567 - 14th Aug 2012 10:40am Re: Motorised Satellite Dish no longer moves [Re: chris123]
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Cheers mate, will i fit them in a vauxhall astra?

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#719092 - 23rd Aug 2012 9:09pm Re: Motorised Satellite Dish no longer moves [Re: chris123]
eddie64 Offline
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did you get you dish fixed,mate

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#719108 - 23rd Aug 2012 10:12pm Re: Motorised Satellite Dish no longer moves [Re: eddie64]
camtrix321 Offline
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Hi mate i`ve a spiderbox you can borrow to eliminate your dreambox if you want pm me

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