How to Reset a Dct700 Cable Box
Updated September 28, 2017
If you are experiencing performance problems with a DCT700 cable box, a reset, also known as a "cold initialization," could solve the issue. A reset has to be done with the DCT700's remote because the box has no front-panel buttons. The process resets the box's flash memory, erasing everything except the firmware.
Hold down any button on the remote control, then disconnect and reconnect the power cord. Wait for the box to reboot.
Press the "3" key when the "Power" LED light on the front of the box begins flashing. You must press "3" within three seconds. You'll know you have timed it correctly when the LED light flashes at a slower rate.
Press the "2" button within three seconds of the LED light flashing at a decreased rate. You know you have timed it correctly when the light flashes at a faster rate.
Press the "8" button within three seconds of the LED light flashing at an increased rate. At that point, the box should reset itself.
If you do not press the correct button in time, the reset procedure cancels and the box will resume normal operation.