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V6 Box DVR Green Screen

Hello. Today my V6 box stopped working. It shows a green screen and mentions a DVR fault. I waited the 3 hours it said it would take to fix it, but it still doesn't work. After some searching around online, it seems the hard drive has failed, and a new box is required.

 

Unfortunately, I am unable to use the phone to call support, so I am hoping someone can help on here.

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Re: V6 Box DVR Green Screen

Hi TheAlchemist,

Sorry to see you have the green screen of death.

A member of the Forum team may pick this up for you, however it can take a day or two. Telephoning faults is the quickest way to resolve the issue.

You could also try the online chat messenger towards the bottom of this page https://www.virginmedia.com/help/contact-us/fix-an-issue/broadband-tv-phone 

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@TheAlchemist wrote:

Unfortunately, I am unable to use the phone to call support, so I am hoping someone can help on here.


What's the issue with using the phone, out of interest?

If you don't have a VM phone for whatever reason, you can call on 0345 4541111 - this is a landline call.

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It's a personal issue I don't want to elaborate on here.

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Re: V6 Box DVR Green Screen

I'd endorse that.

There are a number of personal conditions which can make people uncomfortable in using a phone with strangers.
It can just be the time on hold, which is a common issue, any time of the day, with Virgin Media.
The Chat line is just as frustrating, being based on the simple but inadequate, help FAQs.

It does seem strange that a 'Communications Company' like VM offers so few alternative and useful methods of communication!

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@TheAlchemist 

The only reason for asking was because there may have been alternative means of getting this resolved quicker. I can only repeat the previous advice, that VM staff will respond on here, however it can take a few days. Also worth being aware that it's now the weekend, so that might take into next week.

Anyone else adding further replies to this post until the staff get to respond, will only serve to delay this further.

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Hi TheAlchemist,

 

Thanks for posting on the Community Forums! 

 

I'm sorry to hear of the issues you're having with your TV box, for this particular issue your hard drive will be faulty and we'll need to replace the box.

 

I'm going to pop you over a  PM now so I can get this arranged for you 🙂

 

Please know that you're more than welcome to pop to the forums if you ever need any help from us. We're always more than happy to assist.

 

Beth

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Hi TheAlchemist,

 

Thank you for confirming your details via PM.

 

I have booked in the next available engineer appointment for you - to view/manage the appointment time slot, please head over to your My Virgin Media account or app 🙂

 

Let us know how the visit goes and if there's anything else you need.

 

Kind regards

 

Beth

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Re: V6 Box DVR Green Screen

Nothing is showing up in the appointments, does it take some time to appear?

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Re: V6 Box DVR Green Screen

Apologies, yes, it does take 24 hours to appear sometimes.  Has everything been sorted since your post?

 

Cheers,

Corey C