Repairing Satellite Tuners: 5 Steps to Know Before Repairing a Tuner
First, decide the fault of the tuner (the receiver), to do this follow next steps:
- Check to see is power being supplied to the receiver (tuner), maybe just moved the plug from the socket.
- Is there any indication on the tuner by receiver with the buttons on the tuner (probably not a working remote control)
- If the antenna is connected to the tuner and in the right connector, this connector is often signed IN LBN
- Switched off if the TV is in video input mode, in the case of multiple video inputs and switch must be in the right position.
- Is there when you download receiver the logo on the TV screen, very often it's just a broken patch cord.
If You've checked all this and still have not received the desired result you have 2 options, or repair the receiver yourself , but this will require skills in operating a certain tool, or to contact our specialist to solve a problem with the satellite tuner.
Now a little more about self-diagnosis:
Check to see is power being supplied to the receiver (tuner), maybe just moved the plug from the socket.
Very often used sockets are of European standard and over time the contacts in the socket the result of the use of forks European standard, contacts differ slightly and if you turn the plug with thin pins in the socket with these contacts, simply may not be a stable connection to a network 220V. But sometimes there are cases that the socket contacts have a very small area of coverage and if caught, such a socket and plug of the tuner ended up with a fairly short non-insulated pins, simply no contact, as contacts of the sockets fall on the plastic part of the plug, and=in this case you should either not fully insert the plug into the outlet but it would be correct to replace an electrical outlet.
Is there any indication on the tuner by receiver with the buttons on the tuner (probably not a working remote control)
Often that is the fault z repair or replace the control panel or even trite to replace batteries in the remote control.
Check if there is display on the satellite receiver and if it is, try to use the buttons on the tuner (if available) and start with a power button. But if buttons are not present, that is found in the last time very often, check the control panel, this is done quite simply by having a mobile phone, simply point the remote at the camera included on the phone and pressing the button on the remote. the camera should see the led flashing.
If the antenna is connected to the tuner and in the right connector, this connector is often signed IN LBN
Check whether the cable from the satellite dish to the tuner, it needs to be well bolted connector F-type to the input of the tuner, not just inserted, namely screwed. Often during repair or cleaning in the house or apartment, we remove the tuner, remove the cable from the connector and then just simply insert it, forget the tie and there must be a reliable contact, as the satellite antenna from the tuner is transmitted to voltage control.
Switched off if the TV is in video input mode, in the case of multiple video inputs and switch must be in the right position.
A common problem that does not work, the tuner is not switched on the TV to the video input mode. If the TV shows white noise it says exactly what the TV is in TV mode, not the input, in this case, just put the TV in video input mode. Switches the remote control buttons AV, Input or SOURCE, in different models of TVs it may be called differently .if you do not find such an inscription on the panel, read the instructions on the TV.
Is there when you download receiver the logo on the TV screen, very often it's just a broken patch cord.
If you are sure that the TV switch to the video input on the tuner includes a display and you can see that the tuner is controlled but no image on the TV, just unplug the tuner and the TV on. translated in video mode turn the tuner to the network, the screen should appear the screen saver of the receiver, if not, possible broken or non-working connection cord between the tuner and TV.
If all of the above didn't help You. it's only the autopsy and subsequent repair of the tuner. And then you have to decide if fixing it yourself or turn into a workshop, but keep in mind, in cases of attempts to repair you are doing everything on your own risk, there will need to have additional skills.