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My DVR keeps rebooting, need help
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I have been with att uverse for a few months now. Power went out 4 days ago and since then our bedroom wireless dvr has been constantly rebooting. Lights randomly flash, it cycles thru and sometimes I even get to see 15 seconds of tv before it says no signal and starts over again. Att support didn't find any problem so they sent another receiver and the second i get it connected to the network it starts rebooting too. A second call to customer support results in them wanting to send a technician so before they do I wanted to check here to see if anyone had any tips or advice before I get charged $99 for them to come out and tell me its something my fault.

There has been no issue at all with our living room tv and dvr or internet and wireless access. I have rebooted the modem and wap and even plugged the dvr into another outlet. Any help would be really appreciated. Thank you!!

I have been with att uverse for a few months now. Power went out 4 days ago and since then our bedroom wireless dvr has been constantly rebooting. Lights randomly flash, it cycles thru and sometimes I even get to see 15 seconds of tv before it says no signal and starts over again. Att support didn't find any problem so they sent another receiver and the second i get it connected to the network it starts rebooting too. A second call to customer support results in them wanting to send a technician so before they do I wanted to check here to see if anyone had any tips or advice before I get charged $99 for them to come out and tell me its something my fault.

There has been no issue at all with our living room tv and dvr or internet and wireless access. I have rebooted the modem and wap and even plugged the dvr into another outlet. Any help would be really appreciated. Thank you!!

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Edited by ATTU-verseCare on Jun 2, 2016 at 12:42:31 PM

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If you are having issues with:

  • Receiver resets
  • Loss of recordings
  • Pixilation
  • Freezing
  • Or any of these error messages above, check out our steps below to resolve your U-verse TV service:

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Rebooting the receiver is the quickest way to resolve most service issues:

  • Press and hold the power button(located on the left side of the receiver) for 10 seconds.
  • Another way this can be done is unplug the power cord from the wall outlet, then plug it back in after 10 seconds.

 

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We recommend plugging our devices directly into the wall. If you must use a power strip, use the surge protectors that are designed for high powered electronics. Not doing this may result in:

  • Receiver resets
  • Loss of recordings
  • Pixilation
  • Freezing

Make sure all connections (wall to receiver, receiver to TV) are placed firmly into the device. If the cables going from the wall to the equipment are damaged, feel free to contact us here.

 

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To avoid loosing your saved programs, perform the Non-Disaster Recovery for DVR/Receivers:

  1. Unplug the receiver or DVR power cord from the wall or back of the box.
  2. Wait 10 seconds.
  3. Plug in the receiver and DVR.
  4. When three white dots appear on the screen, unplug the receiver/DVR again.
  5. Repeat this process two more times.
  6. Plug the receiver/DVR back in on the third time and leave in. Three white dots appear followed by a gear with a status bar at the bottom of the screen. If the Recovery screen does not appear, repeat the steps above.

If you are still experiencing issues with you DVR after that, perform a Disaster Recovery on the device.

 

Disaster Recovery for DVR/Receivers:
WARNING!: Disaster Recovery steps will cause your DVR to lose all pre-existing data such as: Recordings, Parental control settings, Aspect ratio settings

                                                                                                 

  1. Using the above image as guidance, hold down the Down arrow key + OK key +Power key outlined in red at the same time to power down the DVR.
  2. Continue pressing these keys until a gear appears on the screen and release the Down arrow + OK keys.
  3. If the gear on the TV screen appears, wait until completion.
  4. If the gear on the TV screen does not appear, repeat the disaster recovery process.

 

If the previous steps have been exhausted and the TV receiver continues to malfunction, please send a private message with your account number and contact details to ATTU-verseCare for further assistance. If you are not a member of the U-verse community forums, we welcome you to register and reach out to us.

 

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Sorry to hear of your unusual issue.
Which RG do you currently have ? ( 3890, 3801, inid with i38hg or 589?
Please note there is only one DVR, the wireless set top box is just a receiver.

 

This started after power outage, 
Your issue sounds like a problem with the power supply (PS), or power at that receptacle,
The wireless use a smaller power supply than a hardwired box.
When you received the new wireless box, did you also replace the power supply?
Have you tried the wireless box connected to TV with DVR, be sure to use wireless PS not DVR PS.

Sorry to hear of your unusual issue.
Which RG do you currently have ? ( 3890, 3801, inid with i38hg or 589?
Please note there is only one DVR, the wireless set top box is just a receiver.

 

This started after power outage, 
Your issue sounds like a problem with the power supply (PS), or power at that receptacle,
The wireless use a smaller power supply than a hardwired box.
When you received the new wireless box, did you also replace the power supply?
Have you tried the wireless box connected to TV with DVR, be sure to use wireless PS not DVR PS.

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What's an RG? I'm not home right now so I don't know what number it is. Sorry, yea the reciever isn't working, not the DVR (thank god).

I did replace the power cord that has that little box and even plugged it into a different outlet. I didn't put it on another tv though. 

What's an RG? I'm not home right now so I don't know what number it is. Sorry, yea the reciever isn't working, not the DVR (thank god).

I did replace the power cord that has that little box and even plugged it into a different outlet. I didn't put it on another tv though. 

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Could there be an issue with the access point or modem...whichever the wireless receiver connects to to get it's signal? Or does it only talk to the main DVR in the other room?
Could there be an issue with the access point or modem...whichever the wireless receiver connects to to get it's signal? Or does it only talk to the main DVR in the other room?

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Hi gbelous,

 

I apologize for the issues you are having. RG stands for Residential Gateway or U-verse modem/router. But there is definitely a possibility that the wireless access point is having issues. When you notice the box reboot, does the power light go out also? If so, then it may not be an issue with the Wireless Access Point. Let us know how it goes, and if you need the wireless access point replaced, I would be more than glad to help with that.

 

-David T

If you encounter any issues with your service or equipment, I recommend checking out our Troubleshoot & Resolve solutions to help diagnose the issue.

Hi gbelous,

 

I apologize for the issues you are having. RG stands for Residential Gateway or U-verse modem/router. But there is definitely a possibility that the wireless access point is having issues. When you notice the box reboot, does the power light go out also? If so, then it may not be an issue with the Wireless Access Point. Let us know how it goes, and if you need the wireless access point replaced, I would be more than glad to help with that.

 

-David T

If you encounter any issues with your service or equipment, I recommend checking out our Troubleshoot & Resolve solutions to help diagnose the issue.
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Edited by gbelous on Oct 11, 2013 at 10:39:37 AM

Thanks, I am on the "chat" now to schedule a technician to come out and handle it. I tried calling 3 times and each time while I was on hold it hung up on me after 7 minutes. I am not home at the moment so I am not sure what the lights are doing. I believe the power light just constantly blinks randomly as it cycles through. If the box is plugged in there is no way to turn it off, it just keeps going and going until it is unplugged.

Thanks, I am on the "chat" now to schedule a technician to come out and handle it. I tried calling 3 times and each time while I was on hold it hung up on me after 7 minutes. I am not home at the moment so I am not sure what the lights are doing. I believe the power light just constantly blinks randomly as it cycles through. If the box is plugged in there is no way to turn it off, it just keeps going and going until it is unplugged.

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That is definitely a unique situation. I am so sorry for all of this and the issues even trying to get it fixed. If you are still running into any issues getting a technician, feel free to reach out to me and I will gladly get you setup.

Just send me a message by clicking here


Keep an eye on the little blue envelope icon at the top right corner of your screen for a response.

In the meantime, let me know if you have any other questions or concerns!

-David T

If you encounter any issues with your service or equipment, I recommend checking out our Troubleshoot & Resolve solutions to help diagnose the issue.

That is definitely a unique situation. I am so sorry for all of this and the issues even trying to get it fixed. If you are still running into any issues getting a technician, feel free to reach out to me and I will gladly get you setup.

Just send me a message by clicking here


Keep an eye on the little blue envelope icon at the top right corner of your screen for a response.

In the meantime, let me know if you have any other questions or concerns!

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If you encounter any issues with your service or equipment, I recommend checking out our Troubleshoot & Resolve solutions to help diagnose the issue.
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Edited by gbelous on Oct 11, 2013 at 10:51:59 AM

Thanks. I just pray that the technician can figure it out. Hopefully not costing me $99 in the process. I am on my third remote and second reciever in 3 months. Not very promising consindering I have used TIVO and Comcast the past 10 years and never once had any issue with any hardware.

 

(sorry, just venting, have had a very rough day)

Thanks. I just pray that the technician can figure it out. Hopefully not costing me $99 in the process. I am on my third remote and second reciever in 3 months. Not very promising consindering I have used TIVO and Comcast the past 10 years and never once had any issue with any hardware.

 

(sorry, just venting, have had a very rough day)

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Definitely understandable, and I hope your day gets a lot better with the weekend coming up. If you do run into any further issues, any with any questionable charges, feel free to reach out, and I will be sure to direct it to the right people.

 

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If you encounter any issues with your service or equipment, I recommend checking out our Troubleshoot & Resolve solutions to help diagnose the issue.

Definitely understandable, and I hope your day gets a lot better with the weekend coming up. If you do run into any further issues, any with any questionable charges, feel free to reach out, and I will be sure to direct it to the right people.

 

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Thanks. I always appreciate the forum's help, so definitely not knocking that. I will update here when/if we figure out the problem just in case anyone else ever experiences it.

Have a great day/weekend!

Thanks. I always appreciate the forum's help, so definitely not knocking that. I will update here when/if we figure out the problem just in case anyone else ever experiences it.

Have a great day/weekend!

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The tech was here for about 3 hours Saturday and after trying many things...2 more receivers both wired and wireless, replacing the wap, calling a few people and finally someone suggested it was the dvr causing the receiver to reboot. Sure enough that was the problem. If the dvr was unplugged, the receiver would work fine. As soon as it was plugged back in the receiver would start rebooting. Solution is to replace the dvr but we have soooo many shows saved we have to watch them before we can do that. But at least we know the solution.
The tech was here for about 3 hours Saturday and after trying many things...2 more receivers both wired and wireless, replacing the wap, calling a few people and finally someone suggested it was the dvr causing the receiver to reboot. Sure enough that was the problem. If the dvr was unplugged, the receiver would work fine. As soon as it was plugged back in the receiver would start rebooting. Solution is to replace the dvr but we have soooo many shows saved we have to watch them before we can do that. But at least we know the solution.

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Thank you for keeping us posted! It is sad that it was the DVR, but it's always a huge relief when you know what is causing your problems. Whenever you need the DVR replaced, just reach out to me, and I would be glad to get that done for you.

 

-David T

If you encounter any issues with your service or equipment, I recommend checking out our Troubleshoot & Resolve solutions to help diagnose the issue.

Thank you for keeping us posted! It is sad that it was the DVR, but it's always a huge relief when you know what is causing your problems. Whenever you need the DVR replaced, just reach out to me, and I would be glad to get that done for you.

 

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If you encounter any issues with your service or equipment, I recommend checking out our Troubleshoot & Resolve solutions to help diagnose the issue.
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My wireless box started doing this same thing this morning.  Will boot all of the way up, play tv for a few seconds, and then power itself off, and start rebooting..........

My wireless box started doing this same thing this morning.  Will boot all of the way up, play tv for a few seconds, and then power itself off, and start rebooting..........

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Sounds familiar. All it does when plugged in is keep rebooting over and over? Try unplugging the main dvr and see if the receiver stays on or not. If it stays on then my guess is the dvr is bad. I just finished installing the replacement dvr and so far *knock on wood* the bedroom receiver hasn't rebooted. No one at att knows why or how or ever heard of this but have them send a new dvr.
Sounds familiar. All it does when plugged in is keep rebooting over and over? Try unplugging the main dvr and see if the receiver stays on or not. If it stays on then my guess is the dvr is bad. I just finished installing the replacement dvr and so far *knock on wood* the bedroom receiver hasn't rebooted. No one at att knows why or how or ever heard of this but have them send a new dvr.

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iamthesimple1 wrote:

My wireless box started doing this same thing this morning.  Will boot all of the way up, play tv for a few seconds, and then power itself off, and start rebooting..........


Try plugging it directly into the power outlet, not on a power strip or UPC, this has sometimes helped.  Good luck Smiley Wink

 

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iamthesimple1 wrote:

My wireless box started doing this same thing this morning.  Will boot all of the way up, play tv for a few seconds, and then power itself off, and start rebooting..........


Try plugging it directly into the power outlet, not on a power strip or UPC, this has sometimes helped.  Good luck Smiley Wink

 

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Hi iamthesimple1,

 

Just wanted to check in with you to see if the information that gbelous or mibrnsurg helped with your intermittent TV picture. If you tried what gbelous suggested, and it is working fine without the DVR, we may need to replace it. If so, let me know and I will be glad to take care of that for you.

 

-David T

If you encounter any issues with your service or equipment, I recommend checking out our Troubleshoot & Resolve solutions to help diagnose the issue.

Hi iamthesimple1,

 

Just wanted to check in with you to see if the information that gbelous or mibrnsurg helped with your intermittent TV picture. If you tried what gbelous suggested, and it is working fine without the DVR, we may need to replace it. If so, let me know and I will be glad to take care of that for you.

 

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If you encounter any issues with your service or equipment, I recommend checking out our Troubleshoot & Resolve solutions to help diagnose the issue.
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I have the same exact issue... anything I can do myself? As long as the main DVR is unplugged, my wireless receiver works fine... I've had to have several units replaced over the past few months. Do I have to wait for a tech to come out and replace it again? And risk the $99 charge...

I have the same exact issue... anything I can do myself? As long as the main DVR is unplugged, my wireless receiver works fine... I've had to have several units replaced over the past few months. Do I have to wait for a tech to come out and replace it again? And risk the $99 charge...

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Cmon_U_verse - Is the DVR connected to the RG cat5? If not can you do it?

When the DVR is not connected the STB works in a stand alone mode. When the DVR is connected the whole house DVR & trick play kick in. In this mode the DVR, RG and STB must all work to together. This background activity is most susceptible to defects in wiring & electronics.

Make sure all COAX connections are tight & the WAP is well positioned. Try whole house reboot - Pull power on all U-verse components. Replug RG. Wait for all green. Replug DVR. Wait for viewing. Replug addl STBs/WAPs.
Cmon_U_verse - Is the DVR connected to the RG cat5? If not can you do it?

When the DVR is not connected the STB works in a stand alone mode. When the DVR is connected the whole house DVR & trick play kick in. In this mode the DVR, RG and STB must all work to together. This background activity is most susceptible to defects in wiring & electronics.

Make sure all COAX connections are tight & the WAP is well positioned. Try whole house reboot - Pull power on all U-verse components. Replug RG. Wait for all green. Replug DVR. Wait for viewing. Replug addl STBs/WAPs.
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Hi Cmon_U_verse,

 

Hopefully, the information that aviewer provided you got everything working the way it should be. If not, you may have the same issue as gbelous. If so, please send us a detailed message by clicking here. Be sure to include your name, account number, phone number, and the best time to reach you. I would be glad to assist with this and make sure it gets handled appropriately.


Keep an eye on the at the top right corner of your screen for a response.

In the meantime, let me know if you have any other questions or concerns!

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Hi Cmon_U_verse,

 

Hopefully, the information that aviewer provided you got everything working the way it should be. If not, you may have the same issue as gbelous. If so, please send us a detailed message by clicking here. Be sure to include your name, account number, phone number, and the best time to reach you. I would be glad to assist with this and make sure it gets handled appropriately.


Keep an eye on the at the top right corner of your screen for a response.

In the meantime, let me know if you have any other questions or concerns!

-David T

If you encounter any issues with your service or equipment, I recommend checking out our Troubleshoot & Resolve solutions to help diagnose the issue.
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I'm having the same problem. Just had a new wireless receiver sent then read this post. Do I need a new main box? I unplugged that box and now have tv on the wireless.
I'm having the same problem. Just had a new wireless receiver sent then read this post. Do I need a new main box? I unplugged that box and now have tv on the wireless.

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I would definitely make sure you rule everything else out that it could be, before requesting a new dvr. I think the way the tech finally determined it was the main dvr was that he had both units plugged in so the reciever was rebooting, then he unplugged the power on the main dvr and that made the other one stop cycling thru. He waited a few minutes to be sure then plugged the main back in, then shortly after the receiver started skipping, pausing and finally began rebooting again.

Anyone I had talked to when calling techincal support never heard of this issue. Perhaps it's just too new of a box and hasn't been field tested properly.

I would definitely make sure you rule everything else out that it could be, before requesting a new dvr. I think the way the tech finally determined it was the main dvr was that he had both units plugged in so the reciever was rebooting, then he unplugged the power on the main dvr and that made the other one stop cycling thru. He waited a few minutes to be sure then plugged the main back in, then shortly after the receiver started skipping, pausing and finally began rebooting again.

Anyone I had talked to when calling techincal support never heard of this issue. Perhaps it's just too new of a box and hasn't been field tested properly.

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Hi Mountain1225,

 

I apologize for the inconveniences you are also having with your wireless receiver. One thing you may also want to try to do is rebooting the U-verse router and all your receivers by just unplugging the power from them, waiting a few seconds, and then plugging it back.

Also, the information that gbelous provided is very helpful. If you notice that it works a lot better after removing the main DVR, that could be the issue.

If so, let us know by  clicking here. Be sure to include your name, account number, phone number, and the best time to reach you, and we would be glad to help in replacing your DVR.


Keep an eye on the at the top right corner of your screen for a response.

In the meantime, let me know if you have any other questions or concerns!

-David T

If you encounter any issues with your service or equipment, I recommend checking out our Troubleshoot & Resolve solutions to help diagnose the issue.

Hi Mountain1225,

 

I apologize for the inconveniences you are also having with your wireless receiver. One thing you may also want to try to do is rebooting the U-verse router and all your receivers by just unplugging the power from them, waiting a few seconds, and then plugging it back.

Also, the information that gbelous provided is very helpful. If you notice that it works a lot better after removing the main DVR, that could be the issue.

If so, let us know by  clicking here. Be sure to include your name, account number, phone number, and the best time to reach you, and we would be glad to help in replacing your DVR.


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I had the same issue (wireless receiver reboots after showing approx. 25 secs of TV and continuously repeats the cycle). However, after reading the postings here, I unplugged the power supply of all the AT&T devices (wireless receiver, access point, gateway, and #2 wired receivers for about a minute). I reconnected/ restarted the gateway first and then the access point, then the wireless receiver. Whola!!! it is now normally working. Then reconnected/ restarted the #2 wired receivers. Every device is now functioning properly. Hope this will be helpful.
I had the same issue (wireless receiver reboots after showing approx. 25 secs of TV and continuously repeats the cycle). However, after reading the postings here, I unplugged the power supply of all the AT&T devices (wireless receiver, access point, gateway, and #2 wired receivers for about a minute). I reconnected/ restarted the gateway first and then the access point, then the wireless receiver. Whola!!! it is now normally working. Then reconnected/ restarted the #2 wired receivers. Every device is now functioning properly. Hope this will be helpful.

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I started having the same rebooting problems with my ISB7005 last night. My main set top unit with built-in DVR was working fine (was able to record, play back, etc), so for my situation I couldn't help to think it was related to the Wireless Access Point (WAP) and wireless set top box (ISB7005) connection.

 

Attempt #1. Turned off / unplugged the Residential Gateway (RG), WAP, and ISB7500 and started each one up one by one (in that order), but the problem still occurred.  

 

Attempt #2.  Then I unplugged both the WAP and ISB7500, and then turned on the ISB7005 (with WAP still unplugged).  Doing so then made the ISB7005 display the prompts on the TV to try to pair the ISB7005 with the WAP.  I then plugged in the WAP and followed the prompts from the TV.  Still had the rebooting occurred.

 

Attempt #3.  I then started the same steps from "Attempt #2, but after plugging in the WAP, I then used the tip of a pen to push the RESET button on the back of the WAP (not the RG) for about 15-30 seconds until the one of the indicators on the WAP turned red (can't remember which one).  After both indicators on the front of the WAP went back to green, then I followed the prompts on the TV to pair the ISB7005 to the WAP.  SUCCESS!

 

If you're not familiar with the device names, please see the hyperlink below: http://www.att.com/support_media/images/pdf/uverse/TV_Wireless_Receiver_Self_Installation_Guide_ATT1...

 

The instructions from the link doesn't mention about resetting / returning the WAP back to factory setting by pushing the red button, but that's what I did in trying to pair the devices together again.  

 

To make a long story short, from either rebooting the isb7005 too many times or from moving the ISB7005 around, etc, I think there was a pairing problem between devices that needed me to reset the WAP back to factory settings, to do a clean "re"-pairing.  For those not familiar, "pairing" means to establish data link between devices (like pairing your bluetooth headset to your cell phone).

 

Now, my original setup had a netgear switch connected between the RG and the WAP (to allow for better placement within the house).  To troubleshoot, I connected the WAP directly to the RG, where I was successful in the steps stated above.  When moving the WAP back to its proper location, I went ahead and unplugged and replugged the netgear switch before connecting the WAP.  I don't believe the switch had anything to do the problem (but I did it anyway).  So in the event your setup included a switch, you may want to try unplugging and replugging the switch as part of your troublshooting.

 

Hope this helps.

I started having the same rebooting problems with my ISB7005 last night. My main set top unit with built-in DVR was working fine (was able to record, play back, etc), so for my situation I couldn't help to think it was related to the Wireless Access Point (WAP) and wireless set top box (ISB7005) connection.

 

Attempt #1. Turned off / unplugged the Residential Gateway (RG), WAP, and ISB7500 and started each one up one by one (in that order), but the problem still occurred.  

 

Attempt #2.  Then I unplugged both the WAP and ISB7500, and then turned on the ISB7005 (with WAP still unplugged).  Doing so then made the ISB7005 display the prompts on the TV to try to pair the ISB7005 with the WAP.  I then plugged in the WAP and followed the prompts from the TV.  Still had the rebooting occurred.

 

Attempt #3.  I then started the same steps from "Attempt #2, but after plugging in the WAP, I then used the tip of a pen to push the RESET button on the back of the WAP (not the RG) for about 15-30 seconds until the one of the indicators on the WAP turned red (can't remember which one).  After both indicators on the front of the WAP went back to green, then I followed the prompts on the TV to pair the ISB7005 to the WAP.  SUCCESS!

 

If you're not familiar with the device names, please see the hyperlink below: http://www.att.com/support_media/images/pdf/uverse/TV_Wireless_Receiver_Self_Installation_Guide_ATT110900769.pdf

 

The instructions from the link doesn't mention about resetting / returning the WAP back to factory setting by pushing the red button, but that's what I did in trying to pair the devices together again.  

 

To make a long story short, from either rebooting the isb7005 too many times or from moving the ISB7005 around, etc, I think there was a pairing problem between devices that needed me to reset the WAP back to factory settings, to do a clean "re"-pairing.  For those not familiar, "pairing" means to establish data link between devices (like pairing your bluetooth headset to your cell phone).

 

Now, my original setup had a netgear switch connected between the RG and the WAP (to allow for better placement within the house).  To troubleshoot, I connected the WAP directly to the RG, where I was successful in the steps stated above.  When moving the WAP back to its proper location, I went ahead and unplugged and replugged the netgear switch before connecting the WAP.  I don't believe the switch had anything to do the problem (but I did it anyway).  So in the event your setup included a switch, you may want to try unplugging and replugging the switch as part of your troublshooting.

 

Hope this helps.

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I had to take back my successful outcome. Several minutes after, one of the wired receiver and the wireless receiver started and continued the rebooting cycle after approx. 20 seconds of connected/ normal status. After reviewing again the threads above, I unplugged the power supply for the wired receiver that was not rebooting (I'm assuming it is the receiver with the DVR), the rebooting issue for the two other receivers stopped. When I reconnected the power supply for the receiver with DVR, the rebooting issue for the two other receivers started again --- same as gbelous.

I got a technician scheduled today, but, the technician never showed up. The only call that I received about it is 30 mins before the last hour of the supposed arrival time (830 PM), somebody from AT&T called and asked me if I wanted to wait for the technician beyond the arrival time or reschedule. I chose to wait but no technical support. I'm hoping somebody from AT&T can prioritize my 'new' service request - ASAP.
I had to take back my successful outcome. Several minutes after, one of the wired receiver and the wireless receiver started and continued the rebooting cycle after approx. 20 seconds of connected/ normal status. After reviewing again the threads above, I unplugged the power supply for the wired receiver that was not rebooting (I'm assuming it is the receiver with the DVR), the rebooting issue for the two other receivers stopped. When I reconnected the power supply for the receiver with DVR, the rebooting issue for the two other receivers started again --- same as gbelous.

I got a technician scheduled today, but, the technician never showed up. The only call that I received about it is 30 mins before the last hour of the supposed arrival time (830 PM), somebody from AT&T called and asked me if I wanted to wait for the technician beyond the arrival time or reschedule. I chose to wait but no technical support. I'm hoping somebody from AT&T can prioritize my 'new' service request - ASAP.

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Hi searcher75,

 

I apologize for all the inconveniences. I will be glad to look into your account and ensure someone goes out there. I will have our team send you a private message to get your contact information, so be on the lookout for one.

 

-David T

If you encounter any issues with your service or equipment, I recommend checking out our Troubleshoot & Resolve solutions to help diagnose the issue.

Hi searcher75,

 

I apologize for all the inconveniences. I will be glad to look into your account and ensure someone goes out there. I will have our team send you a private message to get your contact information, so be on the lookout for one.

 

-David T

If you encounter any issues with your service or equipment, I recommend checking out our Troubleshoot & Resolve solutions to help diagnose the issue.
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I began having this exact issue today.  I unplugged my DVR and both wireless receivers work correctly.  How do I get my DVR replaced?

I began having this exact issue today.  I unplugged my DVR and both wireless receivers work correctly.  How do I get my DVR replaced?

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My dvr keeps rebooting as well. I believe it's a VIP2250. We had a short power outage. Internet and wifi work great - just can't access my dvr. TV plays for about 15 seconds before it reboots. Can anyone help? We've rebooted everything, but no luck.  Smiley Sad

My dvr keeps rebooting as well. I believe it's a VIP2250. We had a short power outage. Internet and wifi work great - just can't access my dvr. TV plays for about 15 seconds before it reboots. Can anyone help? We've rebooted everything, but no luck.  Smiley Sad

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No wireless receiver(s)?

Sounds as if corrupt program?
May try disaster recovery, unplug dvr, plug in, get three dots unplug...do this three times will get single gear allow time to do its thing.

If still issue then need to perform factory reset, will lose all recordings....
Factory reset for boxes...depress power, ok, down arrow 10~15 seconds, release power continue to hold ok, down till front panel lights flash three times..release buttons...single gear two gears, will auto reboot come back in 15 minutes see if can record, pause playback...NOTE on DVR this will reformat HD loss all recordings.
No wireless receiver(s)?

Sounds as if corrupt program?
May try disaster recovery, unplug dvr, plug in, get three dots unplug...do this three times will get single gear allow time to do its thing.

If still issue then need to perform factory reset, will lose all recordings....
Factory reset for boxes...depress power, ok, down arrow 10~15 seconds, release power continue to hold ok, down till front panel lights flash three times..release buttons...single gear two gears, will auto reboot come back in 15 minutes see if can record, pause playback...NOTE on DVR this will reformat HD loss all recordings.
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Correct - no wireless receiver. I'll try that first option (disaster recovery) when I get home tonight. Thanks!

Correct - no wireless receiver. I'll try that first option (disaster recovery) when I get home tonight. Thanks!

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