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Cable box and the Cable wire are hot, replaced the box today and the new one is also getting hot

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Cable box and the Cable wire are hot, replaced the box today and the new one is also getting hot

Cable box and the Cable wire are hot, replaced the box today and the new one is also getting hot

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Re: Cable box and the Cable wire are hot, replaced the box today and the new one is also getting hot

Cable wire/box always gets hot, because it requires a lot of work for it to get all those channels and decode them into something you can watch, or even get information from a DVR or use the internet.
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Re: Cable box and the Cable wire are hot, replaced the box today and the new one is also getting hot

This is excessive heat.  Comcast sent us a message to unplug the box, that's how we knew it was so hot. We could barely touch it to unplug. We replaced the box but it still ran hot.  Comcast advised it may be the COAX but we troubleshot the box with the COAX in another cable outlet and it was fine. We are waiting for our availabilithy this week so we can schedule a tech  Thank YOU

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Re: Cable box and the Cable wire are hot, replaced the box today and the new one is also getting hot

I don't know how the coax would cause it, maybe its really bad wiring and the box is working way harder than usual to decode the weak signal. It might also be that the sun is shining through a window onto the box making it get really hot. I can't think of any other reason why both boxes would be getting that hot.

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Re: Cable box and the Cable wire are hot, replaced the box today and the new one is also getting hot

Thanks for the reply, we have Comcast appt for this Thursday for them to look at the issue 

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Re: Cable box and the Cable wire are hot, replaced the box today and the new one is also getting hot

I had Comcast send a tech, he snipped off both ends of the Coax and that solved the problem, it's been fine since. Of course Comcast cxharged me $40.00 for the tech visit and I had to spend time convincing them to credit the charge which they did. The rep i was on line chatting with told me every tech visit is billable