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This page shows the individual results of each item tested when power was applied to the set-top and also shows the individual states of the set-top's boot progress.
•POST Results - This shows the results of the Power-On Self-Test for each hardware module tested. A state of "Passed" means that the module is installed and functioning. A state of "Unavailable" indicates that either the module is not installed (some are optional) or the module is not functioning correctly. A state of "Failed" indicates that the self-test has failed. None of these results are updated periodically because the self-test is run only when the set top begins it's boot procedure.
Note that there are several parameters that are only available on the 2000 and some that are only available on the 2010. If they are not applicable to the particular model of Explorer, the results will be "n/a" for not applicable. •Boot Status - These are indicators for the boot-up state of various pieces of information that are required to be received by the set-top in order to boot. These indicators get updated as the set-top progresses through the possible states, but they will never get updated in reverse because they are meant to indicate what happened at boot-up:
•UNcfg indicates "Searching" if no User-to-Network Configuration message has been received, "B'cast only" if the globally broadcast message has been received, or "Ready" to indicate that an individually addressed configuration message has been received. •BFS indicates "Searching" if the Broadcast File System is not received its required information, or "Ready" if it has. •SI indicates "Searching" if the System Information tables have not been loaded, or "Ready" if they have. •SAM indicates "Waiting" if the Service Application Manager is waiting for other required boot operations to complete before it attempts loading its tables, "Trying QPSK" if attempting to load it's tables out-of-band, "Trying QAM" if attempting to load its tables in-band, or "Ready" followed by where it completed getting it's initial tables loaded from (QPSK or QAM). •IPG indicates "Waiting" if the Interactive Program Guide is waiting for other required boot operations to complete before it attempts loading its data, "Trying QPSK" if attempting to load it's data out-of-band, "Trying QAM" if attempting to load its data in-band, or "Ready" followed by where it completed getting it's initial data loaded from (QPSK or QAM). Note that "Ready" means only that IPG title data for the current and next days is loaded. (Loading of descriptions and additional days is indicated elsewhere as it is not considered data required to boot.) •PowerKEY indicates "Waiting EUT" if waiting for the EUT to be loaded, "Waiting Time" if waiting for the Time GBAM, "Waiting EMM" if waiting for Entitlement Management Messages, or "Ready" if PowerKEY is ready.
last modified: 2005-02-15 20:51:44