How to Reset a Dish Network Receiver

By Kayar Sprang

Anytime you want to erase changes made to your Dish Network receiver, you will need to reset it. Resetting the receiver takes it back to its factory defaults. Your "Favorite Lists," except the "All Chan," "All Sub" and "All HD" will be deleted. But the remote control address settings and locks will not change, neither will anything you locked on the receiver, unless you unlock it first. Resetting your receiver will not allow you to change passwords either. Resetting your Dish Network receiver only takes a couple of minutes.

Things You'll Need

  • Dish Network remote control

Step 1

Turn the receiver on. Press the "Menu" button on the remote control. On the next screen, scroll to the "System Setup" selection and select it. This willl be number six on the menu.

Step 2

Choose the "Factory Defaults" selection on the following screen. This willl be number six on the menu. You will see a message come up on the screen asking you to confirm that you want to reset your Dish Network Receiver.

Step 3

Choose the "Yes" selection and you are done.

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