Just to mention that I have had a Stab motor with problems. My Technomate sat receiver has a bigger menu in the reset choices than the Octagon SX88 has. Through reading this thread I am going to send the dish to centre first, then do the reset.I can sympathise, but just one small question if you are using the SX88: in the set-up menus where the list of satellites is, did you by any chance, edit the sat positions and accidently change those which should have a "W" against the "degrees" settings to having an "E" instead?
I mention this because I done that by accident myself with the SX88, and also with some other Rxs!
I do. But I am at the stage of giving up! I cannot see how another receiver with the Diseqc software will help. The only satellites I get to the east is now 13, 19, 7, 4.9 and that's it. Tried to search for sats to the west and the dish went east!! I GIVE IN!! I do get Thor though. I have the new motor coming so I think I will have more success with that. A dish motor that moves east when you want west and vice versa has to be knackered!
Im not sure how old Tony's TM actuator is, a photo of the sticker on the casing might confirm if it is as dodgy as TJsMmm. Problems like this make me think of problems with a STAB HH100, here:
Burnt resistor, R20.Under positioner setup I move the motor East looking for a signal. When the motor reaches the East limit in the motor it returns to 0 instead of stopping. You do not know it is doing this and therefore it can be confusing. Not a problem on when moving West. I had an email from Stab today after...www.satellites.co.uk
Other HH100 motors had also a burnt R20, and irrepairable problems further on the board.
See here: STAB HH100 onderdeeltje doorgebrand
I don' t know if the HH90 has a similar circuit board, but in the first link it was enough to replace the R20.
But I don't remember everything, and haven't read the topics all over again. Thought I'd just mention it.