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Unresponsive RCA Digital Converter

We hooked up our RCA digital converter box a few months ago but haven't used it to watch television since we live in a rural area and not much came in anyway. I heard that we might actually receive new channels if I do another scan but when I went to run the scan, nothing happened. The box doesn't turn off or on, the remote has no affect, nothing. The picture just shows up to read 5:36 pm (it's 10 am), with a fuzzy mix of colors around it that do not move or anything.

Do I need to unplug it and hook it up all over again or is there something else I need to connect or punch in?

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You may need to change your antenna for digital reception. Make sure the outlet you are using for the converter box has power to it.if that does not solve it you may have defective box.
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