How do I reset my converter box?

Answered by Robert Dupre

To reset a digital converter box, follow these steps:

1. Turn on your converter box: Make sure the converter box is connected to a power source and turned on.

2. Access the “Function” menu: Using your remote control, locate the “Function” or “Menu” button. Press it to access the menu options on your converter box.

3. Select “Factory Reset”: Within the menu options, navigate to the “Factory Reset” or “Reset” option. This may vary depending on the brand and model of your converter box. Once you find it, select it by pressing the appropriate button on your remote control.

4. Enter your PIN number: If you have set a PIN number during the initial setup of your converter box, you will be prompted to enter it now. Use the numeric buttons on your remote control to enter the PIN and press “OK” or “Enter” to proceed. If you haven’t set up a PIN, skip this step.

5. Confirm the reset: A confirmation message will appear on your screen, asking if you want to proceed with the factory reset. Press “Yes” or “OK” to confirm and initiate the reset process.

6. Wait for the reset to complete: The reset process may take a few minutes as the converter box reverts back to its original factory settings. Avoid interrupting the process or turning off the power during this time.

7. Setup your converter box again: Once the reset is complete, you will need to set up your converter box again as if it were brand new. Follow the on-screen instructions to scan for channels, set the time, and any other necessary settings.

It’s important to note that performing a factory reset will erase any personalized settings, such as channel favorites, parental controls, and saved recordings. However, it can be helpful in troubleshooting issues with your converter box or starting fresh if you encounter persistent problems.

If you’re unsure about any step or encounter difficulties during the reset process, consult the user manual for your specific converter box or reach out to the manufacturer’s customer support for further assistance.