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    yep, it could be , so ideally you replace the spiderbox with a different diseqc receiver and try moving the motor to 30w, or by hand if your motor has buttons on it to move it manually ?

    by having a dish pointed at 30 west you get a fixed dish system, ditto for 28.2 east which is what sly do

    shame you dont live in manc as I have a few spare dishes you could have which you could mount for 30w or 28 east etc , one 80cm dish of mine actually has 13e + 19e + 28.2e on an lnb rack as seen in the sticky threads here in the lnb section (or dish section , or both , lol) - this uses a diseqc switch system and also includes my dish at 30w as well (most diseqc switches are 4 way but others are available) - a manual switch is 2 way , A + B + Common - where COMMON goes to your spiderbox and you switch it by hand , like a light switch

    but most people do not want several dishes , hence why you have a single motorised dish and a spiderbox system, I get that

    but as you get what you generally need , adding a dish pointed at 30w seemed a simple enough solution, and although a zone 1 39cm dish MAY do the trick, I know for a fact that a 59cm zone 2 sly dish will work because I use one myself

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    Hi In my opinion USALS is always the best option..as its an automatic finder and 1.2Disecq is a manual and store function ie you need to move the dish manually to all the sats you want and store their positions. USALS is better because when you found the first satellite it will calculate the distance between each satellite and stop when it reaches the satellite..Whether you use USALS or 1.2Disecq you will need to tweak the dish until all the sats are found....assuming your motor is working ok. Regards

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    i do have a spare receiver in the bedroom not set up for motorised, i could maybe try this to see if dish moves west, that would rule out a receiver problem

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    i have now connected up the spare receiver its on 23.5 east not set up for motorised

    i have moved the dish west trying to pick up 0.8 West signal bars still showing at 13 east it must me the motor problem
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    if dish moves from 28 to hotbird then motor could be ok ,disconnect cable to dish, do a factory reset on satbox.download latest software,and reflash box ,then start from scratch

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    Hi i would recommend that before doing any factory restores its advisable to backup all your data to a USB..then do a factory reset and then restore your data from the USB. If a motor is faulty doing any factory resets will not solve the problem. The motor is actually moving west when going from say 28 east to 23 19 or 13 east. Problem may be due to limits being set or satellites not recognized by the motor ie satellites have not been setup correctly for motor......Regards

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    if you save the data you will probable y reinstall the same fault

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    Hi ..Its very unlikely to be a software issue.as motor is actually moving east to west..its worth a try..also if you have a motorized system its best to have a backup rather than starting from zero..very time consuming.

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    happy days, i disabled the limits tried to move dish to 0.8 west & no signal

    Then tried 30 west hispasat dish moved west and bingo! signal good again, wonder what happened to cause the problem in the first place??

    havent tried moving dish back east should be ok though
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    Hi..At last its working again...we assume. I personally would not set any limits. the motor has its own limits set when it goes from one satellite to another. Remember that the Spiderbox is very slow in moving the dish and you should allow time for the motor to reach the satellites. Also do make a backup of your data to USB..you may need it one day. If you require further advice let us know. Regards

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