I have had the above error since the power went out a few weeks ago. Unplugged it for days and still the same message. How do I reset it?
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Have you previously encountered a similar issue? Or was the box fine previously, and the issue only started recently? Has anyone else in the Community ran into this issue?
First time. There was a power outage a few weeks ago and this error was there when the power came back on. Can't get it to work.
This error code means that your cable box is no longer authorized -- call Rogers technical support at 1-888-ROGERS-1 and ask them to reauthorize the box.
Please let us know how you make out!
- Push and hold the VOL+, VOL- and INFO buttons (front of cable box) until the cable box turns off.
- Wait until you see the time, then turn on the cable box and TV.
Does this help?
Power outages are sometimes accompanied by power surges when the power comes back, which can damage STBs. Always good to unplug electronics if the power goes out for more than a few minutes. That way the surge when the power comes back on doesn't damage your electronics.
It's also possible that the STB is not "hearing" the authorization properly. About a year ago my purchased 4290 would not boot properly after Rogers had done something in my area - I can't remember what the issue was, but I knew at the time it was highly unlikely that it was an issue with my STB due to the "coincidence" with a Rogers action.
Rogers, of course, said it was an issue with my STB and that it was dead, however, it took a couple of calls and a request for the issue to be escallated to the next level and a day later second level had managed to get my 4290 working again. Persistance and insistance can sometimes pay off.
I assume yours is purchased. If it's rented, you can always swap for another.
It is purchased but when I was on the phone with a rep she said if the reauthorization didn't fix it that I could exchange it for another as it was still under warranty. I didn't say anything about it being purchased so I don't know if what she is saying is correct.