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Dealing with DStv No Signal Found Messages

Updated on October 24, 2017
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Using cable and satellite television like DStv can be a great experience. However, it comes with its own challenges.

These challenges are mainly low signal strength, bad signal quality, and bad weather. If your signal strength percentage is less than 100%, it means that your antenna has not been aligned properly to receive maximum signal from the satellite. Signal quality is a representation of the signal to noise ratio. If your signal is bad it is because the skew angle adjustment in the LNB is not optimum. You probably have experienced signal problems during bad weather and received a no signal message. This is because adverse weather affects the quality of signal reception by your LNB.

DStv Signal Error Messages

Are you receiving a ‘DStv no signal found’ error message? This is how to troubleshoot your DStv.

DStv no signal E48-32/ DStv no signal found

If you receive this message it means no signal is being received by the DStv antenna. This could be due to bad weather or an installation problem. To troubleshoot this error, you could try this:

• Try adjusting your DStv antenna position

• Ensure all the cables are connected properly

• If nothing changes you can contact a DStv technician, and they will help you for a minimum fee

DStv no signal on some channel

This DStv no signal found message appears when some channels are working while others are not. This is because the channels being broadcasted on a lower spectrum are receiving signals while those broadcasted on a higher spectrum are not receiving any signal. This could be brought about by a few things:

• The antenna is aligned wrongly or the skew angle adjustment is not correct

• The LNB cable is faulty or not correctly connected

• Some services have not been activated

How to troubleshoot this error?

• Check whether the LNB cable is faulty. You may consider replacing it if it is damaged

• Check whether all the cables are properly connected

• Adjust the antenna alignment and skew angle. Ensure they are aligned properly

• If nothing changes you can contact a DStv technician

DStv no signal on tuner 1

This DStv no signal found on tuner 1 error message could be as a result a faulty LNB cable.

To troubleshoot this error message:

• Try switching your cables to identify which one has a problem. Then you may consider replacing it.

• Check for loose strands in your cable. Make sure that none of the cables are shorting at the conductor.

DStv no signal on tuner 2

This DStv no signal found message is mainly because of a wrong connection with the cables or a faulty LNB.

To troubleshoot this error message:

• Try switching your cables to identify the problem. Then you may consider replacing the cable if it is faulty.

• Check for loose strands in your cable. Make sure that none of the cables are shorting at the conductor.

DStv no signal due to bad weather

This error message appears a lot when there are strong winds or a storm affecting signal reception. Well, the only thing to do in such a situation is to wait for the weather to calm and signal strength will be back to normalcy.

If you troubleshoot the DStv and nothing changes you can always seek help from a DStv technician or installer.

© 2017 Sonal


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