Now that the festive season is on hand, DStv is sometimes the only entertainment for kids at home. Entertaining kids at home while working is hard enough, doing this without DStv is a feat on its own. Furthermore it is also rainy season and kids gets frustrated indoors. The last thing you need is a E48-32 searching for signal or no signal error message on your TV screen. The full message normally says “There is no signal. This may be due to bad weather or a faulty connection in the installation”. In this article the third of our three part series, I will discuss some DIY solutions you can try to solve this problem.
Rain fade causing a no signal or searching for signal error – E48-32
Let us recap on our first article in the three part series. Rain fade is caused by rain blocking the DStv signal. This could be in the download stream or the upload stream regardless. This therefore means that even though it is not raining in your area, rain could be falling in Johannesburg at the DStv studios.
How can I prevent or solve rain fade related problems?
There is not much you can do to solve a no signal or searching for signal error (E48-32) when it is caused by rain. The best resolve is to have your dish aligned to optimize the DStv reception. Furthermore you could upgrade your DStv installation by installing a bigger dish. This will improve the signal strength and so doing improve rain fade. I do recommend that you use a installer with a proper field strength meter. Those DIY camping meters or sat finders as they are called is not good enough. Rather spend a bit more to enlist the services of a proper DStv technician rather than sitting with a constant irritation. We at Optimal TV do have the latest in measuring equipment to ensure a fast and effective service. Call us now to resolve your rain fade problems.
Plant growth that could cause a “E48-32 There is no signal. This may be due to bad weather or a faulty connection in the installation” error.
We did cover this topic in our previous article, the second of our articles in the three part series. Lets recap on this topic. Due to the nature of the DStv signal it is not able to penetrate through plant leaves or even water in the form of rain. This is why plant growth could cause you to experience signal loss. A loss of signal will give you a “E48-32 There is no signal. This may be due to bad weather or a faulty connection in the installation” error on your DStv decoder.
How can I determine if overgrowth is affecting my signal? and if so fix the problem.
Clearing all overgrowth in front of your DStv dish will help improve your reception. Furthermore you could get a good idea of what could obstruct your dish’s view of the DStv satellite by standing behind the dish facing the reception area.
How can I determine ad solve a “E48-32 There is no signal. This may be due to bad weather or a faulty connection in the installation” error?
Firstly you can start by inspecting the signal cable. follow the entire cable from the DStv dish to the decoder. Keep an eye out for cuts or breaks in the outer skin of the cable, also see if there isn’t excessive bends in the cable. Cable is a very important part of your DStv installation make sure it is still intact and in good condition. Signal can be improved by shortening the cable run. Secondly inspect the connections on the DStv dish as well as the decoder. Make sure that the connectors is fitted properly and securely. Furthermore ensure that the connectors is fitted securely to the LNB and decoder. The signal cable is the most crucial component in a DStv setup. The signal cable is the conduit that transports the signal to your decoder. Therefore it is crucial that the signal cable is properly connected to the dish and also the decoder. In addition you should inspect the condition of your LNB regularly. If you do not know what an LNB is, it is the electronics in front of the dish that connects to the signal cable. If your LNB is not functioning correctly it will affect your reception. Finally you should consider the tips we gave you in our first two articles in this three part series. Overgrowth is definitely one of the main causes of signal loss. Have a look at the plants surrounding your DStv installation. Cut back all the overgrowth that could affect the DStv signal reception. It is wise to do this regularly to prevent signal loss.
Even though I gave you some useful tips to solve your “E48-32 There is no signal. This may be due to bad weather or a faulty connection in the installation” error. You still might need the assistance of a well trained and well equipped DStv technician, to assist you in optimizing your DStv installation. Optimal TV is DStv accredited and we have experienced technicians, equipped with state of the art equipment ready to assist you with your DStv needs. Call us now for assistance.