Easy Guide On How To Fix Dstv Showing No Signal (E48 Error)
If you reading this, it means you must be experiencing my DStv showing no signal. The problem is always caused by not fixing DStv dish properly, a faulty LNB, a bad dish, loose connections, and bad weather elements. All results to DStv no signal error E48-32 in Nigeria.
In this TV guide, I will show you in detail what I did when my DSTV keeps searching for signal and with no outcome. But first thing first, let’s see the major causes of DStv signal loss.
A research conducted shows that majority of DStv signal problems are caused by bad weather elements and also faulty DStv parts. Signal problems will make your DStv keep searching for signal for a long time.
Here is the cause of your DStv decoder to lose signal
In any case your decoder resets itself to default factory settings, there is every possibility that you can also lose your DStv signal. The reason is that when your decoder resets, it uses the default LNB type settings that may not be appropriate for your decoder.
Why your DStv says no signal?
Your DStv might also say no signal because there may be an error in the DStv installation. Dstv keep searching for signal and don’t find any as a result of improper installation of DStv decoder, misaligned satellite dish, a faulty LNB, also improperly connected F-connector plug, loose cables rather incorrect decoder settings on the LNB type.
In some cases, the issue may not be as complicated as you may think. So, before you call any professional DStv installer and waste your hard earned money, try out these easy tips to fix you dstv problems.
These tips will help you restore your DStv signal back with a short period of time. You can end up saving money and time while in the comfort of your home. Following this tip will make you to know the source of the problem and the solution.
What to do when DStv says no signal
In attempt to solve your DStv signal problem, you will have to pinpoint the exact issue. You don’t have to beva professional or a technician to follow these simple steps.
So, I will take you through each step of the process step by step.
Step 1: Carefully Check your DStv connection cables
This is one of the first and simplest checks you can do on your own. Firstly, check all the DStv cables connected to the back of your decoder. Then, search for any loose DStv cables.
Ensure all cables are tightly connected to the correct ports on the decoder. Remember human activities, pets and wind can pull out your DStv cables connected at the back of your decoder.
If you see any loose cables you should just plug them back onto the DStv decoder. Ensure that you plug in the signal cable on the right port (LNB-in and Unicable-in).
Step 2: Reboot your decoder
Take it or not, turning off and on of your decoder can solve multiple problems such as freezing pictures, Dstv keeps searching for signal and other decoder errors.
So, why not give it a try! Reboot your DStv decoder by pressing and holding the power button for more than 10 seconds. Note that rebooting your decoder may take a while. So, be patient! If this does work for you, then proceed to the next step.
Step 3: check your DStv satellite dishonored
Visually check your satellite dish for any broken arm and rust. Rust can affect most satellite dishes in coastal areas that are made of galvanized iron. Rusts can make DStv keep searching for signal for a long time.
Also, ensure that the bolts on the satellite dish are very tight. Your satellite dish should not move freely when you attempt to turn it. Strong winds can easily remove your dish out of alignment. If your dish is freely moving then realign the satellite dish and then fix back the bolts properly.
Note that you may need a Dstv signal detector to realign your dish. You may not know how to fix your satellite dish yourself of which is not hard to handle, yet at least, you will know the source of your signal problem and fixes.
Step 4: Check your LNB
There are small silver metallic nuts that are located at the end of your DStv cables. These silver nuts are the ones that connect your DStv cables to the LNB. They are known as F-connectors. So, ensure that they are connected properly on the LNB.
Sometimes these nuts rusts or become loose. Also, try to figure out if there is any damages on the LNB. If your LNB is faulty then you may need to replace it to restore the DStv signal. Remember, you will need to align the LNB correctly by tilting it up and down.
Step 5: Call the approved DStv installer
If your Dstv keeps searching and has nothing to show after the long searching for signal, you should call a professional DSTV installer.