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Dish 311 won't detect switches

My Dish 311 will not detect the switches. Started out with a 005 error then just quit detecting LMB. Aother unit works fine on same wiring. I'm pretty good with a DMM so can check at componet level with instruction.

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Dishnetwork is kind of tricky on the detect switch thing. sometimes if you are having troubles on just one receiver you have to run detect switch over and over again, sometimes as much as maybe 20 or 30 times. if it still doesn't work, hope you have a service plan so they will send you another unit to switch out. also try a different LNB ( low noise block downconverter) and check switch a few times. i know that sounds kind of stupid, but it works sometimes.

Posted on Apr 29, 2008

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