Originally Posted by ST604
Maybe I was not clear, I am not trying to use it on a different system. Anyway, sounds like you don't know what the error means...anyone else have experience?
If you didn't get it from your cable operator, it's not registered with your local headend. It doesn't matter if it was from someone with the same provider in another city. And even if they *were* in your city, when the previous customer (not owner, because the cable companies in the US don't sell them) did not return it, it was almost certainly deactivated.
For what it's worth, Google indicates the "EP01" error means "Not Connected". So either it's physically damaged/defective, or it's complaining because it can't connect to any headend infrastructure. Either way, you're not going to be able to use a box you acquired off eBay or elsewhere. On that count, Arvy is 100% correct.