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Stuck in a loop

It was trying to bring up a channel. There's not enough of a signal but it keeps trying. Meanwhile, it can't be turned off, can't be made to move to another channel, won't bring up the menu or anything. I unpluged it for several days but it's still doing the same thing. The screen is dark and there are flashes across the screen. The red no signal button is on.

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  • Darney Dec 02, 2007

    I have the same problem it would seem. Unplugging the unit does nothing.
    It does not respond to any command from the remote control.

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Toyem,

I contacted Motorola about this. Sadly, here's their response:

Thank you for choosing Motorola. I apologize for the inconvenience you are having
with your HDT.

I am sorry to inform you that this is a known failure status. If your box is displaying
0000, then it is broken and there is nothing that you can do about it. I apologize
for the inconvenience.

Please contact us if you need further assistance with this matter. You can also
visit our web site at www.motorola.com/broadband to access your user's guide
and frequently asked questions about your product. You can also call us at 1-877-466-8646
option 2 for further assistance.

Sincerely,


Brandon
Motorola Broadband Technical Support

Posted on Dec 03, 2007

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