After connecting the proper cabling to the DCT*, plug the power cord into the DCT* and
electrical wall outlet. Begin performing the boot cycle procedure:
After a few moments, the LED displays HUNT and then FR 1.
The DCT* searches for the headend out of band (OOB) frequency carrier. If the OOB
frequency is not set to 75.25 MHz, the LED flashes FR 1 and then flashes FR 2. This
searching process repeats until the correct OOB frequency is found and the required
message for the set-top model is acquired.
Table 3-1 illustrates the LED displays and OOB frequencies:
LED displays OOB frequencies
When the correct OOB frequency is acquired, the LED flashes FR number.
When multiple OOB frequencies are used, the DCT* pauses 40 seconds on each valid
frequency. The LED displays dl and a progress indicator, which identifies a software object
download. The progress indicator, or crawling ant, moves one position around the dl display
for each segment of download received. If the dl stops moving up and down on the LED for
an extended period of time, contact the headend operator.
The progress indicator usually moves at a consistent rate as segment downloads are
received. If all the segments are retrieved in the first pass, the EF, AU and FP messages are
displayed on the LED. If segments are dropped, the progress indicator appears to stall and
then inch forward after the dropped segments are retired.
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OOB network download in progress
Erasing Flash memory
Flash memory is being programmed
Network download complete
Hunting for OOB frequency
Attempting to lock on frequency 1
Attempting to lock on frequency 2
Attempting to lock on frequency 3
Attempting to lock on frequency 4
Attempting to lock on frequency 5
Attempting to lock on frequency 6
Attempting to lock on frequency 7
Attempting to lock on frequency 8
Attempting to lock on frequency 9
Attempting to lock on frequency 10
Authenticating code object (displays only after download)