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Old 03-15-2014, 11:53 AM   #1
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WINEGARD tv-cable-vcr switch box problem

I have a snowy picture when I have the Winegard box switched to the main tv. If I am on cable or the crank up antenna the picture is clear.
If I disconnect the Sat.in and Main TV out, coax cables from the box and connect them together I have a clear picture. So I know the Winegard switch box is bad.
The Winegard Box is now obsolete. So my fellow iRV2 friends, what is the solution ??
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Step one, Kill 12 volt systems (use the disconnect switch at the door) this should turn off the power light on the switch box.

Now, operate the switches for the affected tv several dozen times, epically the one not working properly,, Swich to SAT then something else, then SAT then a different somthing else.

Finally restore power and see if it is improved.

If it has.. buy lotto tickets (just kidding on that one). Sometimes that fixes it.
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This is what my research led me to:

Magnadyne VCS-10
5 Source Input, 3 Output Video Switching Center


I thought mine was going bad but when I removed it and tightened all of the connections, it cleared all of the snow so I didn't replace it.
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So far I have cycled all the switches with the 12 v both on and off per 8's suggestion.
I also made sure all connections were clean and tight, still snow .
I then opened the box to see if there was something inside that was loose, WHOA !!!!' There are about 2,000 things in there that could go bad!!! Maybe a new Madnadyne is in order.

Thanks Guys for the suggestions!
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One more suggestion.. On some of those there is a blank output, That is mine is set up to feed 3 tv's and a VCR.. I only have 2 TV's...

I think you can figure it out from there.
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One more suggestion.. On some of those there is a blank output, That is mine is set up to feed 3 tv's and a VCR.. I only have 2 TV's... I think you can figure it out from there.



I looked into that and still a bad picture. I think the problem is with the Sat In connection . I might try using another input connection and see if that clears it up.
I appreciate your suggestions. It keeps me thinking !
I'll let you know after I try a new input port .
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I have a never-used, new in the box Winegard TV switchbox. Will sell for $60 postage paid. Send me a PM with your phone number if you are interested.
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Maybe a little spray of electronics cleaner.......Radio Shack might be your friend
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I have a never-used, new in the box Winegard TV switchbox. Will sell for $60 postage paid. Send me a PM with your phone number if you are interested.
Woo Eeee, The PM is on it's way. Thank you !!
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Woo Eeee, The PM is on it's way. Thank you !!
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I guess I don't know how to send a PM. I have tried twice and I see that no messages are getting out.

YES I DO WANT THE BOX !!!
PLEASE call me at 818-482-1119
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Thank all you guys for all of your suggestions. MRUSA14 had a brand new, in the box, switch box that he sold me.
This is the best Website ever. It is so great that people come to each other's aid like this !
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