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ANSWERED: What does the flashing light on my Xfinity X1 box mean?

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​ ​What does the flashing light on my X1 box mean?

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What the LED lights on your X1 TV Box mean

Each Xfinity X1 TV Box has visible, forward-facing lights that behave differently depending on the status of the device. Learn what these lights mean on various X1 TV Box models.

Note: Only RNG150 and XG1 TV Boxes have LED displays. Other X1 TV Box models (Xi3, Xi4, XiD, and XG2) only have one power light.

RNG150 and XG1 TV Boxes

Device status Power light or LED activity
Power save mode Off
Loading or restarting Power light solid; LEDs blinking
Steady or no activity Power light solid
Remote control activity Green LED flashes when button pressed
Recording in progress Red LED solid

Xi3, Xi4, XiD, and XG2 TV Boxes

Device status Power light
Power save mode Off
Loading or restarting Slow blinking
Steady or no activity Solid
Remote control activity Flaring




Set the brightness on your X1 TV Box

Learn how to use the Xfinity X1 On-Screen Guide to change the brightness of the Power button and time display lights on the front of your X1 TV Box.

Device lights

To access Device Settings:

  1. Using the remote, press the xfinity button.
  2. Use the left arrow or right arrow button to highlight Settings (the gear icon) and press OK.
    Note: If your remote does not have an OK button, press the raised button in the center of the directional pad.
    X1 Menu displays with Settings (gear) option
  3. Use the down arrow button to highlight Device Settings and press OK.
    Settings Menu displays with Device Settings highlighted. This is the second option from the top.
  4. Use the down arrow button to highlight Device Lights and press OK.
    The Device Lights option displays. This is the second option from the top.
  5. Select Power Light Brightness and press OK.
    The screen opens with Power Light Brightness already selected.
  6. Use the left arrow or right arrow button to select the brightness level you want, then press OK.
    The Power Light Brightness window has an option to lower the brightness using the left arrow, or raise it using the right arrow.
  7. Press Exit to finish.
    The new brightness level will show on the screen.

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​Additional Resources​

What the LED Lights on Your X1 TV Box Mean
Set the Brightness on Your X1 TV Box

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