Antenna power overload detected

I have a couple of Freesat boxes that have worked fine until yesterday afternoon when it popped up a message saying “antenna power overload detected”. Each box connects to the dish via a separate cable which made me think it was possibly the dish at fault? Wondering if buying a new dish would sort it? Has anyone come across this before?


  • Mister_G
    Mister_G Posts: 1,925 Forumite
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    No, but it sounds like a LNB fault.  Could well be water got into it with the recent storms.  You won't need to replace the dish, just the LNB.
  • chib
    chib Posts: 537 Forumite
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    Did each of the Freesat boxes have the same issue? A new LNB as Mister_G should sort it, pretty cheap and easily fitted if you have access.
  • ellectrastar
    ellectrastar Posts: 178 Forumite
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    Thank you! This was my thinking too so replaced the LNB and all’s well :)
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