12-01-2019 02:07 PM
My cables have been cut in two. Can they be joined back together?
If you mean the cables from the dish it would be better to run new cables to be honest
12-01-2019 02:10 PM
If the cut is external to the building, I would suggest replacement is more suitable. If internal, you could try fitting an f-plug to each of the four cut ends, and then use two f-to-f junctions. This will add attenuation to the cable run, though.
12-01-2019 02:17 PM
Thank you. That’s the plan.
But can it be done for a temporary fix?
The tricky bit is you need to splice both the internal copper core and the external steel braid, without them contacting each other. Not impossible, but certainly fiddly without using cable fittings.
Remember that there is a voltage coming up the cable from the Sky box, so unplugging this from the mains is a must.
12-01-2019 02:22 PM
yes ive tried that, still says no satellite signal also my catch up tv doesnt work so I can’t watch anything
Sky box needs a satellite signal to work.
Is he using proper F type connectors as suggested above?
12-01-2019 02:42 PM
My electrician has just arrived and he has joined the wires but still no signal
Could you post a photograph of the cable repair method that your electrician has adopted, in order to provide us with enough information to advise you further.
12-01-2019 03:04 PM - last edited: 12-01-2019 03:06 PM
When I faced a similar situation, I found my local hardware store stocked 'satellite extension leads' and 'satellite wall plates'. After a quick bit of surgery, two extension leads provided four f-plugs, and one wall plate provided two f-junctions.