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There seems to be an issue with my pioneer media box pdp

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There seems to be an issue with my pioneer media box pdp r04e. No longer any picture on my screen I think the hdmi port on the box is broken. HDMI cable won't stay in place. How do I replace the media box? Does it have to be the same model?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Electronics
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

Hello, before we go thinking the box is the problem- I need more info.

1) What's the model number off the PDP (display panel)?

2) What exactly shows on the screen when you turn the set on (Please Wait.....etc.)?

3) Are there any blinking lights on the front of the media receiver, or the display panel?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1) PDP 434PE
2) no message to screen is blank
3) no both are green
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

If there's no message to screen- then this has nothing to do with the HDMI port being broken. The welcome screen supersedes all your external connections. Sounds like you have a much deeper problem.

Please try a hard reset and let me know exactly what happens.

1) Unplug both the MR (receiver) and PDP (panel) from power.

2) Carefully disconnect then reconnect the two system cables on BOTH ends, making sure they are secure.

3) Plug both the MR and PDP back in and press power.

4) Let me know EXACTLY what the lights on each do and if ANYTHING AT ALL displays on the TV screen.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Done all of that. Still nothing on the screen. Both lights still green.
Sorry maybe I should have added that my media box is connected to my SKY HD box. This has been the case for 4 years +
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

If nothing at all displays on the screen then this means there's a hardware failure with your screen. If the issue was elsewhere, you would at least get the Pioneer welcome screen when you turned it on. So are you saying you do not get that at all?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When I switch to another input i just get the 'snow' you used to see on TVs when no ariel connected
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

None of this lines up. I'm going to opt out and allow another expert to help.