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No Lights on ONT Box

No Lights on ONT Box

Contributor RJR1980
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-19-2012
Message 1 of 2

I lost service in Hurricane Sandy and the service has since been restored to my area.  However my service is not working at all.


I've followed instructions to reset my ONT and it didn't resolve the problem.  I have a green light in the System Status field, and a red light to replace battery.  The other lights on the unit do not light up at all, the ones for Power, MoCA, Cable, etc.


Will the entire unit not work if the battery needs to be replaced?  I thought the battery was a failsafe measure for power outages. 

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Platinum Contributor III
Posts: 7,320
Registered: ‎12-15-2010
Message 2 of 2

Some of the ONTs don't like working when the battery in the ONT dies. I don't know the specific model numbers that do this but you can try recharging the battery in the ONT (after unplugging the battery first!) to see if you can get it to power on with a full charge. It's a tradtional alarm system battery and chargers shouldn't be hard to find (local retailers may have one too). You may need to remove AC Power from the ONT without the battery being connected first. If you can't get it to power up, I'd get Verizon to come out to see what is going on. If they can reach the ONT they may just need to see what is wrong with it. Hopefully just needing reprovisioning.

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