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"Reinstalling" a reciever

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by msaccount, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. msaccount

    msaccount New Member

    Jun 16, 2010
    I'm new at all this so please hang with me while I stumble through this. Also I'm not sure if this is the right place for this post. If not, I'm sorry.

    My grandparents have had Dish for several years, I recently moved in with them due to some financial problems. They have four recievers for all four of their rooms, when my sister moved out she unplugged her reciever and put it up in the closet. It's been unplugged for about 7 or 8 months. When I moved in I hooked everything back up, it took FOREVER to find the transponders. I'm not sure how long exactly because I left it on when I went to work because it was taking too long. When I got off work the dishnetwork channel was on so I hit guide and went to Comedy Central. It says my smart card isn't programmed for this channel. The only channel that I can see is the dishnetwork channel. I plugged up my phone line to try and upgrade it but it keeps telling me it can't connect to customer service.

    What do I need to do?
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    After being unplugged that long receivers lose their authorizations. I assume the account is still active and there is at least one good receiver getting channels?

    Call DISH or use the online chat and let them know. They will be able to reactivate the receivers. It is possible that just leaving them connected a few days will bring them back but DISH doesn't like having their receivers disconnected from phone lines so most likely you will need to call.
  3. coldsteel

    coldsteel Hall Of Fame

    Mar 29, 2007
    Call or chat in and request a 'hit'.
  4. msaccount

    msaccount New Member

    Jun 16, 2010
    Thanks for the replies. Yes the account is still active and there's two recievers still being used. What all will I need to get a hit? Account number ect.

    Nice site by the way. I'll definately be a new visitor. :)
  5. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    You will need to be an authorized user on the account to do any of this, so you may need to have one of your grandparents handy when you call.

    Just explain that you've had a receiver that's been disconnected and inactive for many months, and now you need to reactivate it. They'll know exactly what to do, and it will probably take less than 30 seconds.
  6. msaccount

    msaccount New Member

    Jun 16, 2010
    Alright. Thanks alot! Ill get this done in the AM I hope. Thanks again.

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