R10 can't see sat 2

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  1. LoREvanescence

    LoREvanescence Always Autocorrected

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    My parents have a old R10 Direct Tivo. For the last few months it's been rendered essentially a single tuner, everything on the second tuner / sat 2 states no signal on sat 2. Is this likely a line problem or a tuner failure?


    What should I try to trouble shoot this while I'm visiting them for the week?
     
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    This can also sometimes happen when using the Tivo's SVideo connection to your TV. If that's the case, try using Composite Video (yellow RCA cable) instead.
     
  4. LoREvanescence

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    thanks, that's looking like a very good start to try trouble shooting it. It just might be that.
     
  5. LoREvanescence

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    Interesting, I swapped the cables to test the line. And of course as soon as I took the cable from sat 2 and put it on sat one, sat 1 was working. I was guessing that was going to happen after reading that thread.

    but what happened next surprised me, sat 2 is working now.

    Wonder if if it's temporary and will go out again, or if it's fixed.

    I have checked the connection, taking sat 2 off and putting it back on and making sure it's tight so it wasn't a lose connection.


    I'm still guessing there is a underlying problem but let's see what happens.
     

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