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Viewsat ultra Hi , i have a view sat ultra and the other day it seemed to have gone down , I called my neighbour who has one too his was still up , i thought I would unplug it and plug it back in when i did it went dead , no time display no channel nothing .it seems to be taking power because there is the little red light on in the back . i am pretty new to all those hence my terminology , i really look forward to hearing from you soon I have a Viewsat Ultra. My movie channels were lost and i proceeded to upload the latest up date [File name: PFTAUSW-071214U-1.PGM]. The upload never completed so after 15 minutes I powered the unit down: waited then powered up again. The display now only shows the four horizontal lines where normal channel or time data should be. How do I get this thing up and running again??

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    WilBignal Dec 22, 2007

    There is nothing on screen or on the unit display. the unit is unresponsive to all remote commands (even power on/off). powering the unit off and on again produces not a flicker of life except for the horizontal lines in the display window of the unit as described before.

    Is there a reset switch inside the box???

    thanks much.




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Can you still get into the user settings?

try doing a factory reset

Posted on Dec 16, 2007

  • Dick van Zalinge Dec 22, 2007

    ì think the firmware needs to be flashed, and that can probably only be done by a pro, if you still have warranty just send it back



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