01-18-2011 02:41 PM
It could be the box, but rarely is.
Check that all your F connectors are snug at all points, the back of the box, at the TV outlet, and any splitters. Check the condition of the coax jumpers that they are attached well and not loose, and the center conductor is just sticking out past the end of the connector. Make sure you are not routing your coax cables through any AC surge protector strips.
Otherwise it most likely is an issue outside with loose/corroded/wed fittings, drop cable damage, failing splitters, or upstream into Comcast plant. It could also be an issue with inside wiring and splitters if there has been any recent changes to the inside coxial wiring.
Best thing after checking the fundamentals, is to call Comcast support, they will probably try and send a signal to the box first, then should dispatch a tech out to find and fix the issue.
01-18-2011 02:55 PM
thank you for your timely response. i will check all connections that i know of, but i think im going to have to call up the CS for this one. nasty day outside and i want to watch some recorded stuff, but noooooo, i cant. lol. of all the days. sorry for the whining.
thanks again. cheers.
02-20-2011 08:49 PM
I am having the exact same issue with ALL 5 cable boxes and I did the same thing you did with the plugging and unplugging. If that is the case I shouldn't have problems with all my cable boxes.
02-21-2011 09:13 AM
02-21-2011 11:56 AM
Hi all. I have been receiving the same ref code for the past day. Techs have tried everything they could over the phone with no success. Tech is coming to the house tomorrow. Where do you all live that are having issues? I live in Newton,Ma
Most of these type of issues are very close to your home within the last 200', more likely between the pole / pedestal and your TV outlets, and can be drop cable damage, loose / corrorded / wet fittings, or inside with splitter and fitting issues.
05-02-2011 10:46 PM
In my case, scheduled recordings were failing and the recorded channel was giving the S0a00 error... in that scenario it probably means one of the two tuners is blown and a new DVR is needed. Which turned out to be true for me.
08-02-2011 09:21 PM
08-02-2011 09:28 PM
Tried it all. Reset, call technicians. Still happens. I thinks it's a cocast issue with the bandwidth and they aren't admitting to it. It happens mostly at night when there is a lot of usage. I wish they would probe me wrong. Still not working.
If you getting S0A00 errors, that means you have signal issues, most likely coming into the house, and only a tech visit can fix it.
If you haven't contacted Comcast support, you need to call it in. If you already have had contact with Comcast support and tech visits out, then post back and it can be escalated.
TV signals are simulcast to everyone at the same time, you can't have bandwidth issues because of too much TV useage, it is impossible.
You can be having signal issues due to a damaged drop cable, loose / corrorded / wet fittings or other issues with the coax cable, splitters, or upstream into Comcast's RF portion of the plant.
Call for a tech to come out.
08-03-2011 03:44 PM
This solved post was started in January.
Anyone with similar issues should first contact Comcast support, and if they have had a tech out and still having issues, each start a new post and it can be escalated.
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