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Reciever serial # 050101523 Antenna serial # A04110263 The unit has been installed and used on a limited basis for about 3 years. My problem is the unit, when turned on makes a series of beeps as in "Beep Beep beep" Then the angle adjuster goes up and down a couple of times, then the unit on antenna turns around several times. It comes to a stop and the receiver emits another "beep" and it does nothing else. We have the vehicle in the our shop where it gets no satellite view and would normally continue to rotate until turned off. Outside it does the same thing - stops without finding a satellite. We have taken the top off the anntenna and every thing looks good therein.

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  • jim264 Sep 11, 2009

    All is well and working.

    Batteries in remote were the problem.

    Unit was turning on manual, doing a short check then going into standby mode.

    New batterires solved the problem.




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Although not familiar with this brand at all but by similarity I can tell you that the loader software has got a problem. Depending on the connectivity on the back of this satellite receiver you might be able to connect it (probably by RS 232) to a serial port on your computer and re-upload the software, definitely you would have acquired the software for this make and model as well as a 9pin serial Null modem cable.
If you doubt your capability check with a serviceman how much he will charge you as it might be the safer way to go.

Get back to me if more help needed.

Good luck

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A-5 receivers will power up (or not) depending on their last power on state. If your remote,-or your RF to IR converter is not working,- AND your last antenna state was powered off,- then it will do a short antenna check (power on) - and then it will power back off to the last state of use. this is normal. NOT a software issue.

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