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TVonics set top box MDR240 remains in standby mode (red light)

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TVonics set top box MDR240 remains in standby mode (red light) & not responding to remote. Changed batteries no change

Either the remote is not emitting a signal, or the box is not receiving it correctly.
First, check that the remote is emitting a signal -
you can do this by viewing it on a digital screen (e.g. a mobile phone or a digital camera) as you press any button on the remote. You should be able to see a faint blue or violet glow on the screen as the buttons are pressed. If you do not, then the remote is not working and will need to be replaced.
If the IR signal is being emitted ok, then the fault is with the box itself.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thanks for your answer Pete.

I have tried what you suggested & it appears that maybe the remote is at fault.Searching on-line I have found a replacement, I will let you know if this is the case



Ok Steve,
If you need anything else, just let me know at any time.
(you can still return here and ask free followup questions after rating my service, if you need to)

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi Pete


Received new remote & set top box is up & running

although identical to original it works in different ways , so maybe the original has been faulty since new !!


Thanks for your advice



Hi Steve,
thanks for the feedback.
Glad I could help!