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    Sky keeps freezing. Anyone know the best way to align the dish?

    My sky keeps freezing and chopping. I put the dish up myself but it has been fine until recently.

    Do I buy a signal strength meter or are the compasses any good?

    I don't fancy just randomly moving the dish until it gets better although I seemed to get it right in the first place(luck?)

    Couldn't be anything to do with the box could it?

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    where is your cable running?we had to run ours over the roof as we live in a terrace,he cable has had to be replaced twice due to it rubbing on the roof causing rain to get into cable making our sky freeze etc.i saw one of them signal kits today in b&q for £9.99

    before worrying about the cable or dish alignment have you forced a software download?

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    Go in the setup menu and look for signal strength.

    You can use this as a meter when you make slight dish adjustments.

    Original Poster

    The cable runs from the back of the house and I've drilled through the walls to bring it to the front. I've checked the cable and it appears to be ok so I thought maybe the dish might have moved slightly. Think the signal kit might be the way forward. Bit strange though, the picture is fine again now:?

    Thanks:thumbsup:

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    wolf359;3415689

    before worrying about the cable or dish alignment have you forced a … before worrying about the cable or dish alignment have you forced a software download?



    By holding the backup etc? I tried that;-)

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    jtx;3415721

    The cable runs from the back of the house and I've drilled through the … The cable runs from the back of the house and I've drilled through the walls to bring it to the front. I've checked the cable and it appears to be ok so I thought maybe the dish might have moved slightly. Think the signal kit might be the way forward. Bit strange though, the picture is fine again now:?



    My Sky+ recently had problems with freezes. When I phoned sky they got me to reset the LNB from within the installer menus. Has been fine since.

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    guv;3415709

    Go in the setup menu and look for signal strength. You can use this as a … Go in the setup menu and look for signal strength. You can use this as a meter when you make slight dish adjustments.



    Yes that's what I did in the first place, just thought it would be easier to check the signal while I'm up there?

    Signal strength is about halfway now. Quality is about a quarter:whistling:

    Original Poster

    Can you remember how to do the reset guv?

    We had the same problem with our sky. Went on for days then I tried switching it all off completely for about ten minutes then back on again and its worked fine since.!!

    you do the reset by simply going into the installer menu and turning off the power to the lnb.

    signal quality down to a quarter is bad. strength should be as high as possible and quality at least half but preferably around 3 quarters

    I had the same problems too. Phoned up, told them I was going to quit the service because of it. They sent out an engineer who gave me a new skybox and a complete reinstallation.

    rosie2008;3415789

    We had the same problem with our sky. Went on for days then I tried … We had the same problem with our sky. Went on for days then I tried switching it all off completely for about ten minutes then back on again and its worked fine since.!!



    If that doesn't work go through the stuff here.satelliteforcaravans.co.uk/

    to speed things up with your specific problem - try here satelliteforcaravans.co.uk/sky…htm and scroll down

    All the best

    Original Poster

    I can't find the installer menu:oops:

    Ive got system setup?

    Original Poster

    dxx;3415828

    I had the same problems too. Phoned up, told them I was going to quit the … I had the same problems too. Phoned up, told them I was going to quit the service because of it. They sent out an engineer who gave me a new skybox and a complete reinstallation.



    But I don't actually pay them anything;-)

    jtx;3415855

    I can't find the installer menu:oops:Ive got system setup?






    press service .number 4 then 01 select :thumbsup:

    Try a full system reset then if all else fails but you will lose all your recorded programmes...

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    jtx;3415855

    I can't find the installer menu:oops:Ive got system setup?



    Its a different menu - and is hidden. Y

    Read ]the details here for what you need to do.

    installer menu is hidden
    press services
    the 4 for system setup
    press o then then 1 then select

    Original Poster

    The reset has brought the signal quality up to half:w00t:

    Cheers guys. that seems to have done the trick:thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Thanks again for the responses and the excellent links.

    sky no in cse you need it not the 0870 one
    01506 677000
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