Monterey 140

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Current software revision (2-4-97) is: PT# 16-6619-1D. Corrected Day/Date not aligning and P.M. timer shutoff.

Chaparral does not support the Monterey 140 inside the United States. We recommend that purchasers inside the United States return the receiver to the distributor it was purchased from as it is not FCC approved for use in the United States.

PROBLEM:

How do you master clear or erase all stored information in the receivers database?

SOLUTION:

You should not re-initialize (master clear) the receiver unless you have a memory card or have a valid file to transfer from a computer. Current¬†databases¬†are available through our web site or from your equipment provider. Place the receiver in the standby mode. (Standby light on the front panel must be lit.) Press and hold the channel up and down keys on the front panel. While holding the channel keys, press and hold the front panel power key. The receiver should turn back on. Release all the keys. If you are viewing the main video output, you will see the message “DB INIT”. After the receiver is finished with the re-init, turn it back on, check the clock and reload the database.

PROBLEM:

The day does not match the selected date.

SOLUTION:

Update the software to version D or higher. For a temporary fix change the year until the proper day is shown.

PROBLEM:

Timed events starting at 11:00PM and ending after midnight shut off early or don’t work at all.

SOLUTION:

Update the software to version D or higher.

PROBLEM:

No response from remote.

SOLUTION:

Rotate selector on back of remote trying each position to see if wrong unit number is selected. Sometimes the unit number displayed will not match the remote. Re-enter the unit number to save correctly.

PROBLEM:

Poor picture quality. During autotune dish picture gets better but when the position is updated it gets bad again.

SOLUTION:

Most likely caused from the ITC (Infinite Threshold Control) being set incorrectly. Change ITC setting to improve picture. Also check that the Video Filter is set correctly in Menu 2.

PROBLEM:

Receiver keeps doing a database init every time its plugged in to the AC or after a power outage.

SOLUTION:

The battery supplying voltage to the ram is below the operating range. Replace the battery and reload memory from memory card.

PROBLEM:

Hardware Error keeps displaying on the receiver graphics.

SOLUTION:

The hardware error message can be caused from C31 being out of tolerance. This is a 0.1 uF cap. and should be replaced. It is possible that the cap may have been mis-stuffed or is missing. Using a scope check Pin 6 on U66. This pin should have a negative 0.5 mil/sec. pulse.

DEFAULT SETTINGS FOR MENU 9
This is a hidden menu as very little ever needs to be changed inside this menu. To access this menu press Volume up, 9,9,9,9,9, Volume down.
SEARCH THRESHOLD: 190
SIGNALS: OFF
AGC LEVEL: 30
NUMBERS: OFF
AUTOTUNE DISH LIMIT: 20
NOISE CEILING:230
MINUTES TO PEAK: 10