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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 2015-02-02, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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bell receiver repair

Why is it that I have searched for and have not found anyone who has had a Bell receiver repaired in a local electronics shop. (Toronto area)

I own 2 hi def receivers, each hooked up to a different dish.
I started to have trouble with 1 receiver not receiving the satellite signal, off totally, error 015 and then back on to broken picture, error 002 temporary loss, then get a good picture for a while ,then off again.

I swapped the receivers to check if it was the dish or other incidentals.
The good receiver remained good in the bad receivers original location.
The bad receiver remains bad in the good receivers original location,..this tells me that it is the 9242 receiver going bad and will eventually not see a signal at all in the future.(I had the same thing happen with a 3100 model).
I called Bell of course, went through all the checks again.
Discussed their dish care program(not good on a pre-existing condition).
They offered to send a tech for $75, I asked why, to tell me my receiver was going to die?

SORRY, back to the reason of this post,
Is there anywhere to get a receiver repaired?, has anyone had 1 repaired?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 2015-02-03, 05:02 AM
 
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Have you read the thread about the 9242's that are having Capacitors fail ? That problem shows itself as signal loss, so that might be your issue. Pop open the lid and have a look.

Lots of advice and pictures around of how to swap them out too, a cheap repair that can be done in an hour or so, if you can wield a soldering iron.

I am also pretty sure I read in that thread of someone in Milton doing repairs to the 9241/9242's.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 2015-02-06, 05:57 PM
 
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I Googled 'electronic repair <my location>' & came up with a couple. I've already bought the caps ($18 including a couple extras) & was quoted $30 to $40 for labour. Someone I know is going to do it though. He works at a computer repair shop doing motherboard work, so you could try that.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 2015-02-07, 06:41 AM
 
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It is not a massive job, I was nervous doing my first one but after that, it became easier.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 2015-02-07, 03:44 PM
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Hmmm, perhaps this is the reason I am getting signal breakup on my 9242...
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 2015-02-23, 10:13 PM
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Repair shop Bell 9242

I found a guy in Montreal area that fixes no signal issue on 9242 I am in BC.

I used him once and referred him once both fine results.

Not sure if it OK to post his info ? ?

Original issue for both was " no signal "

On a different note, I have had good luck replacing the hard drives in several 9242's with a large hard drive from latest model DirecTV DVR if you can get a complete receiver cheap enough.

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 2015-03-24, 11:07 AM
 
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There's a guy on Orillia that does repairs on these receivers. He charges $20 to check it out, and he said that repairs start at $50. The $20 is refunded if he does the repair.


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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 2017-01-11, 04:13 PM
 
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Hi guys, I am having trouble finding repair instructions and photos. Could anyone else point me in the right direction? If possible, i would like to attemp a repair.

Also, how to do a 100% diagnosis that this in fact is the problem.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 2017-01-11, 04:51 PM
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Not sure what you're looking for. We do have a thread on cap repairs:

Capacitors - Bell Receivers (Known Fail Locations)

57's Home Theatre (Latest equipment & photos)
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 2017-01-11, 05:18 PM
 
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Thanks 57, I guess I was looking for more detailed instructions on how to replace the capacitors as well as which each capacitor might affect if it has failed.

Also, someone noted a milton repair location. Is this still an option?
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