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X1 HD DVR box has power but no front light display

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X1 HD DVR box has power but no front light display

  I just recently upgraded to the X1 HD DVR box and two HD boxes. During setup, the screen freezes on the Select Language page. The remote will not allow me to select a language, so I can't pass that screen for setup. Also, there are no desplay lights on the front of the box. I checked the power cord and I am positive that the box is getting power. I know this because the rear fan is on. Been without cable for the past 4 days and the issue cannot be fixed over the phone. I do have a tech guy coming out tomorrow but am losing my mind in the process. I've tried everything. Any ideas???

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Re: X1 HD DVR box has power but no front light display

Everything works great now. The tech Joseph that came out was great. Said that it had something to do with the outside lines. Told us that there was another customer that had dame problem so it knew how to fix it. Happy now. And X1 is much better then old style boxes
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Re: X1 HD DVR box has power but no front light display

On the remote, press and hold setup, LED goes from red to green, and press 981. That should get you pass the Language screen.

Its possible that you have a dvr with bad display.


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Re: X1 HD DVR box has power but no front light display

I've tried that several times with tech support on the phone. I does not do anything.

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Have you tried a different remote?

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Re: X1 HD DVR box has power but no front light display

I got three new boxes and three new remotes. None work

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I got three new boxes and three new remotes. None work


did you ever try unplugging the set top box for 30 seconds or so, plug it in and when the TV screens reqeusts input, then press the setup button until LED on remote changes from red to green and press 9 8 7 ?




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Re: X1 HD DVR box has power but no front light display

I've tried that too. Starting to believe that they gave me a bad box

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It's possible, you've tried everything, the dvr shows as being online.

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Re: X1 HD DVR box has power but no front light display

Yeah, when I talked to customer support, they said that I have a good signal (green bars) and don't understand why it will not work. Tech guy is coming back out tomoro, but, we'll see if he shows up. But that's a different complaint. LOL

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Re: X1 HD DVR box has power but no front light display

Well tech support just left, after 6 hours of working on it. They still can't figure out the problem. They told my girlfriend, I had to leave for work, that they "think" it could be a "premises" issue. Not sure what that means, since I wasn't home I couldn't ask. I'm assuming that the "premises" issue has something to do with the Xfinity service location? The tech guy replaced all boxes, new modem and even the wiring from the pole to the house. Kudos to the tech guy, it was raining all day long, straight downpour. Next appointment is wed.

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Well tech support just left, after 6 hours of working on it. They still can't figure out the problem. They told my girlfriend, I had to leave for work, that they "think" it could be a "premises" issue. Not sure what that means, since I wasn't home I couldn't ask. I'm assuming that the "premises" issue has something to do with the Xfinity service location? The tech guy replaced all boxes, new modem and even the wiring from the pole to the house. Kudos to the tech guy, it was raining all day long, straight downpour. Next appointment is wed.


what is the model number of the set top box? and, I have escalated your issue to the Comcast Team available to these forums. Check back often for a reply in this thread or via Private Message from a Comcast Official Employee.




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Re: X1 HD DVR box has power but no front light display

Hi, ShamusYEMX - I checked your signals and I'm not getting any results for your cable boxes/modem. I definitely suggest to wait for a tech visit and I will follow up with you tomorrow as well. 


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Re: X1 HD DVR box has power but no front light display

@ShamusYEMX - How was the tech visit? I see cable boxes and gateway are getting a signal now. 


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Re: X1 HD DVR box has power but no front light display

Everything works great now. The tech Joseph that came out was great. Said that it had something to do with the outside lines. Told us that there was another customer that had dame problem so it knew how to fix it. Happy now. And X1 is much better then old style boxes
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Re: X1 HD DVR box has power but no front light display

@ShamusYEMX - Awesome news! The X1 system has a lot of cool features, please let me know if you get any questions about it. 


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