How to Turn on Digital Converter Boxes Without Remotes

by Bryan Roberts

Digital converter boxes allow television users to view a digital television signal on their older, analog-only televisions. Most converter boxes come with a remote control, allowing users to turn on the converter box from a distance. However, if you do not have a remote control, you can still manually turn on the device.


Connect the small end of your AC adapter cable to the AC port on the back of your converter box.


Connect the large end of your converter box's AC adapter to an electrical socket neat your television.


Press the "Power" button on your converter box. This button is either marked with the word "power" or a symbol of a closed circle with a line extending upward from the circle. Once you press this button, the converter box will power on.

About the Author

Bryan Roberts began his love affair with comedy in 2003 as a writer and performer for Austin's No Shame Theatre. Since then, he has appeared with several different sketch groups (Hoover's Blanket, Ghetto Sketch Warlock). His most recent achievements are the award-winning improv show Guilds Of Steel, which he created and co-directed, and his position of writer/actor in the Coldtowne Theater Mainstage Sketch Show.

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