I disconnected the cables from my ActionTech T3200m modem so I could tidy up the birds nest of wires, but when I re-connected everything (assuming I did it correctly, see attacked screenshot links) The LAN & Wireless Internet work, but Optik TV isn't working.
After the grey gear icon finishes loading/booting I see an Orange "X" icon with a grey numeral "1" below the X.
I've read some offsite forums and folks say the box is dead?!!?! I've only had the thing for 2 days so I bloody hope it's not kaput already.
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Thanks WestCoaster, I tried that earlier but I'll try it again.
I was just on chat with Telus and they suspect the box is "toast" and will require a replacement, but I'll try when you suggested the post back my results.
I switched the network cable to a LAN port but no change.
Tried all 4 LAN ports still no change
Tried another network cable and unfortunately still the orange X.
The activity link light on the back of the Optik box is flickering orange so it's not getting a signal from the modem? or the port inside is at fault? or other hardware inside the box? (in the below pic I have switched to another [yellow] network cable).
Forgive me but when you say "3 dots" so you mean on the TV screen or the Green Link, Blue HD and Red Red lights on the Optik box front?
I ask as I tried as you said and didn't see any dots on the TV screen, just the grey cog icon and the grey progress bar which then turned into the familiar Orange X.
Tried unplugging, holding in "OK" and "Down Arrow" and not letting go, plugging back in, but never did see the 3 dots on the tv screen, just the grey cog and progress bar. Did this 3 times with no success.
Tried the unplug, wait 10 seconds, plug back in then look for 3 dots on tv screen method, but again unfortunately I never get the 3 dots.
I'll contact Telus at this point and see about getting a replacement.
I really appreciate the help @WestCoasterBC 🙂 .
The grey gear and progress bar, followed by the red X, is the box trying and failing to re-download the operating system. That can sometimes be triggered if the Optik box is rebooted a enough times without an internet connection or if it's rebooted while the gear or progress bar is still on the screen. Definitely have a tech come out and swap it.
I just went through the same painful process trying to come to a resolution with a Telus on-line chat tech. Their claim was that the problem was insufficient bandwidth in my home. I swapped out the box with another one we had in our house the problem was resolved. There was no explanation from Telus for this. Along the way, it was suggested that I try the method suggested here (word for word) which I had already tried to no avail.
It was pretty clear to me that the box has malfunctioned and needs to be replaced. The tech eventually (after 40 minutes) sort of agreed and scheduled a tech to come and have a look.
IMO, if you see this problem, request immediately that Telus come and replace it. Don't waste time trying to fix it yourself and waste even more time hoping for an on-line chat fix. The unit has failed, end of story.