How to Reset DirecTV Remote [2 Models]
DirecTV is based in El Segundo, California, and is one of the popular satellite TV providers. Their service has the greatest coverage in the Midwest, Nevada, California, and Southeast America. DirecTV has an impressive lineup of both national and local channels. However, like any other TV device, DirecTV also has a line of universal remotes in their products’ lives. There is a high chance of malfunctioning any remote, so the only option would be to reset the DirecTV remote and use it further.
There are two different types of remote for DirecTV. One is the Universal remote, and the other is the Genie remote. Both remotes come with IR capabilities in some models and RF in others. The universal remote supports all the DirecTV devices, while the Genie model is for all the Genie sub-brands.
How to Reset DirecTV Universal Remote
The Universal remote can control four devices, including TVs, game consoles, and DVD players. So, the universal remote would be able to replace the remotes for four devices to one. In addition, the remote has the mode by default at the top of the remote, so we can easily switch to desired device settings.
Check Universal Remote Batteries
Make sure the battery is working, so press and hold any buttons on the remote and observe the light.
- Solid Green Light – It indicates that the battery is strong and idle working condition.
- Rapid Blinking Green Light – It is to make the users aware that the batteries are ok but need to be replaced anytime sooner.
- Slow Blinking Green Light or No Light – It shows that the battery needs to be replaced. So, change the batteries before proceeding with the other troubleshooting methods.
Reset DirecTV Reciever
. Most Direct TV receiver has a red button on the side or inside the access card door.
. Now locate the red button, and press and hold the reset button until the device restarts.
. If you cannot find the red button, you can simply unplug the DirecTV device from the power supply and wait for 15 seconds for the residual charges to drain out. Now, plug the device back into the power supply.
Soft Reset the DirecTV Universal Remote
At times, resetting the receiver does not work, so at that time, we might have to try resetting the DirecTV remote.
. Press the Menu button on your DirecTV remote control.
. Now use the down arrow button, and navigate to the Settings & Help option.
. Scroll down and select Remote Control from the list.
. Select the Pair/Program Remote option to connect the DirecTV remote.
. By doing so, the resetting process might start automatically or enter the five-digit code to manually reset based on the version of the device. DirecTV has an option to program remote codes and get the five-digit code from the official DirecTV website depending on the model of the remote.
Factory Reset the DirecTV Remote
If the reset is unsuccessful, we can proceed further with an alternative option to factory reset the remote to the default settings.
. Press and hold the Mute and Select buttons at the same time.
. Wait until the LED light on the remote flashes 3 times.
. Now, press buttons 9, 8, and 1 in order and proceed by clicking on the Select option.
. The remote will flash the LED light 4 times, and the remote will reset by now.
Re-Pairing the Remote
Once you are done resetting, there is a chance that your remote might get disconnected from the receiver.
. Press the Menu button on the remote.
. Now, choose the Settings option.
. Within the settings, navigate to the Remote Control option.
. Now choose the IR/RF setup.
. If the option is in RF mode, change it to IR mode.
. Now select Continue and press the Exit button.
How to Reset DirecTV Genie Remote
The Genie version of the remote works on IR technology. So for a Genie DirecTV remote, the line of sight to the receiver should be free from obstacles. Also, most Genie receivers don’t have the reset button, so we will have to directly reset the remote. If you want to reset your receiver, turn off your DirecTV receiver and plug it back in after 15-20 seconds to give it a soft reset.
How to Reset DirecTV Genie remote control
. Press the Menu button on your remote.
. Now, navigate to the Settings option.
. Choose Remote control from the list of settings.
. Select Pair/ Program Remote from the dropdown menu.
. Select the Reset Remote option in the down-right corner.
Now either your reset will begin, or you will have to enter a code on your remote from the official DirecTV website.
If this method doesn’t work, you can follow the Alternative Method to Reset from the Universal Remote section, as the method is the same for both. By doing so, we will be able to reset the Genie Remote.
Pairing the Genie Remote
. Direct your remote towards your Genie, Genie Mini, or Wireless Genie Mini.
. Press down the Mute and Enter at the same time on the remote.
. The screen will show Applying IR/RF Setup.
With that, your Genie remote will be synced after getting reset.
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