Satellite Modem will not power on... no lights, no ethernet link.

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My rented ViaSat Surfbeam 2 Model RM4100, modem will not power on. No lights, nothing. My wireless router works fine on the same power outlet.. I tried powering it on several times and even disconnected the coax and ethernet thinking a short may be there. Nothing.

My service is at a seasonal home in an off grid location with NO phone and no cell coverage.

Viasat support says I MUST call support from the location before they will troubleshoot the modem what will not even turn on.

How do I get this resolved from a location without a phone or cell coverage?
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Andrew Potter

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Posted 1 year ago

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Bev, Champion

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Andrew, I'm not sure how they will handle that but, I am sure that it can be done, likely by having a service call at the location of the non working modem, which is required to replace it anyway. Send an email with your account and contact information and, a link to this thread to, they will get you fixed up.
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Diana, Viasat Employee

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Hi Andrew,  Please send an email, as Bev suggested.  We will diagnose what is going on. We may need to replace the modem. Send the email with your account and contact information to
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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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Hey Andrew!

I have your email, expect a response shortly!