Alden Orbitor automatic satellite dish problem

Discussion in 'TV & Satellite' started by koffee, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. koffee

    koffee Read Only Funster

    Mar 22, 2008
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    Hi there fellow funsters

    I read this forum on which TV to get and chose an Avtec 15 inch, only took me a year to decide - that's how much I watch TV. The van came with an Alden Orbitor 60cm automatic dish system.

    I had previously tested the system with a portable mains TV with electric hookup from the house and tried out a few channels and then shutdown the system.

    I'm now on my travels at last and went to tune in some radio stations (radio on a satellite TV system) but the dish whirs for a bit and only part opens.

    I try a channel search and the signal strength dish icon shows 24%

    If I try to move dish left or right it does not respond.

    I've looked at the Alden UK and the French websites but can't find a list of authorized service agents. The French one does have the User Guide online (in French in .PDF format and google translate does a fine job)

    Any ideas or tips on things I can do that wont make worse (can't see any obstructions on roof)?

    Are there Authorized Alden service repair shops around Europe?

    Google search did not bring anything obvious (and I tried alden centro de serviço autorizado orbitor as I'm in Portugal )

    Guess I might find one in France when I go North later on but it would be nice to get it working.


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