Moving...Am I going to have to set up the cable card again?

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  1. omelet1978

    omelet1978 Active Member

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    I'm moving to another unit in the same building I currently live in.

    The initial cable card installation was incredibly painful with Comcast really not knowing what to do. Finally I had to get a tech guy to come out and after an hour they got it to work.

    I'm not changing area codes or anything like that. Am I going to have to go through all of that again when I move?

    Thanks
     
  2. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    No, if you're in the same building then it's the same cable drop and node, and most importantly headend, so just unplug it and re plug when you move into your new apartment. Unless possibly if it's unplugged for a long time and loses its memory. How long will it be unplugged?
     
  3. omelet1978

    omelet1978 Active Member

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    Maybe a day total
     
  4. tatergator1

    tatergator1 Well-Known Member

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    You should be fine. Just make sure not to remove the CableCard at all during the process. Simply pull the power to the unit when you're ready to move and store it. In your new place, you should be able to hook it back up and power it up without losing the CableCard pairing.
     
  5. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I moved across town with mine and didn't have to re-pair them.
     
  6. PKurmas

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    I'm afraid the answer might be "yes". The CableCard will work fine, but at least in my area, Comcast cannot/will not change the address on an account -- even just an apartment number. They'll create a new account & the CableCard will have to be re-paired on the new account.
     

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