Troubleshooting: How Do You Fix A Dish TV When It Says No Signal

After acquiring a Dish TV Network for the time, but later some problems arises such as no signal and others, which prevent you from watching TV. Here are the common issues and their troubleshooting to fix those problems.

Troubleshooting Dish TV Network Problems At Glance:

  1. Complete or Partial Signal Loss or No Signal
  2. Black/Blue/Snowy Screen with Guide
  3. Receiver Turning On and Off by itself
  4. Receiver won’t turn on
  5. Looking for Hopper
  6. Receiver won’t turn on

Let’s discuss those troubleshooting one by one and how to get the problem fixed relating Dish TV Network on no signal and others.

Complete or Partial Signal Loss

There are many other problems relating to “No Signal or Loss Signal” error on your Dish TV Network System, with their corresponding error code displaying on the right corner of the TV screen. Some is usually caused by damaged cables, severe weather, malfunctioning equipment, a misaligned dish or major changes in the reception like new (ruging, carpeting, and roof).

Troubleshooting: “No Signal or Loss Signal” On Dish TV Network

To fix “No signal or Loss Signal on your Dish TV Network system, you have pay attention to the following tips:

1. Does Your Satellite Dish Outside Has Been Relocated?

Most of the satellites dishes available now need to align properly by a professional. If you have relocated your dish to another spot, It is good to call your local satellite technician to fix the dish properly or refer to Do-it-yourself guide here.

2. Does Your Dish TV Receiver Has Been Moved or Cable Changed?

If you have moved or changed your Dish Network receiver or cable connection from the original location to another. You can moved it back to the original place or properly check the configuration settings of both the cable connection and fix it back.

3. Do You Experiencing Severe Weather?

Dish TV Network signal is always strong. But if there’s severe weather in rare situations, there may be temporarily interruption service. To fix this, you have to wait for the severe weather to clear. You can still watch recorded event through DVR and connect internet to watch On Demand.

4. Is There Any Obstructions Blocking The Satellite Dish Outside?

After checking the sky that there’s clear view of the sky. Obstructions like trees branches, a storey building, mast tower, cobweb, Snow, or things on the sight line of the dish can cause Loss Signal or No Signal on the dish signal. To troubleshooting this, Just remove any obstructions from the sight line of your Dish Network TV dish.

5. Reset Your Dish TV Receiver

In case you experiencing No signal or Loss signal on your Dish TV Network receiver. After you might try all the troubleshooting stated above, then the next thing is to reset your Dish TV receiver. To do this, removed the power cord of your Dish TV receiver from the wall socket for 10 seconds, then plug it back.

If you owned Joey or Hopper receiver system, remove the power cord of the Hopper Dish receiver and plug it back. It may take up to 5 minutes to complete the reset process.

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6. Cross-Check The Cable Connections

Make sure you check the satellite cable connection, right from the satellite dish trace to the Dish TV Network receiver at wall socket. Also check the AV or HDMI connection to the TV set.

Dish TV Network Troubleshooting Black Screen

You may experiencing no signal, black, blue or snowy screen can by divided into three namely:

  • No Signal, Black, Blue or Snowy Screen on TV1, and
  • No Signal, Black, Blue or Snowy Screen on TV2
  • Black Screen with Guide

These type of problems usually occurred by the TV being on the incorrectly connected cables or wrong inputs, or wrong channels or errors in the Dish TV Network receiver.

Troubleshooting on No Signal, Black Screen or Snowy Screen on TV1

To fix this problem, you have to follow the below steps:

1. Is The Green Light On Steady On Your Dish TV Receiver?

If you realize that no green light on the front panel of your Dish TV Network receiver, Press and release the power button at the front of the receiver. If the power button is blinking or won’t come on, then you need to press and hold the power button for the Dish TV receiver to boot on recovery. Note that it usually take up 4 hours to complete the recovery process.

2. Power On TV And Peripheral Hardware

If the TV screen displaying black background. Make sure your TV is powered on. And if you’re using external devices like VCR or DVD or audio receiver connected to between the TV and Dish TV Network receiver, power them all as well.

3. Press The SAT Button From the Remote Controller

From your Dish remote controller, press and release the SAT button (note that “SAT button” may be find at the rear side of the Dish remote).

4. Check The Connection Between The Dish TV Receiver To TV

It is good to know the type of cable supported by Dish receiver to TV. Make sure that the cable (HDMI, Component, and RCA) is in good condition, and were connected properly.

5. Change Your TV Input

On your TV remote or TV itself, there’s a button labelled “Source”, use it to change the signal from HDMI or RCA or Component to corresponding inputs.

Troubleshooting: No Signal, Black Screen or Snowy Screen on TV2

I have skipped some steps here, which is the same as the steps stated above, just follow from step 5.

Troubleshooting: How Do You Fix A Dish TV When It Says No Signal

6. Try The Default TV2 Channels

From the TV set or TV remote control or channel button on the TV set. Tune to channel number 60. If the picture is not showing, Also try channel number 73 and if you save your TV channels on different number, you can try it as well.

7. Check TV Input To The Wall Connection

Check the cable connection connected to the TV inputs at the back and at the wall socket. All check any other devices attached to your Dish TV receiver or TV set.

8. Reset Your Dish TV Network Receiver System

In case you experiencing No signal or Loss signal on your Dish TV Network receiver. After you might try all the troubleshooting stated above, then the next thing is to reset your Dish receiver. To do this, removed the power cord of your Dish TV receiver from the wall socket for 10 seconds, then plug it back.

If you owned Joey or Hopper receiver system, remove the power cord of the Hopper Dish TV receiver and plug it back. It may take up to 5 minutes to complete the reset process.

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Troubleshooting: Black Screen With Guide

Incorrectly connected cables, wrong input, and errors in Dish receiver are typically caused within the TV set and Dish TV receiver. To troubleshooting and fix the errors, you have to completing the steps below;

Choose Your Dish TV Receiver Family

In this regard, we have about basic 8 different Dish Network receivers as following:

  1. Hopper Family
  2. VIP
  3. Wired Joey
  4. 4K joey
  5. SuperJoey
  6. Wireless Joey
  7. Wally
  8. Other

No matter which type or model you owned, the same steps work for all model, In this case, I choose hopper to demonstrates. Let’s move on to the next step!

1. Press The “SAT Button”

From your Dish receiver remote, press and release the SAT Button

2. See Channel Guide?

On your Dish remote, Press the Guide Button

3. Attempt Standby

Press the power button on the front panel of your Dish TV Network receiver to put in standby mode . (Note that the power button location depend on the model). Then off the Hopper receiver with remote for 10 seconds, and then turn it back.

Troubleshooting: How Do You Fix A Dish TV When It Says No Signal

4. Channel Up And Down Button

Pres the channel up and down button on the Dish TV Network remote.

5. Reset Your Hopper

In case you experiencing No signal or Loss signal on your Dish TV Network receiver. After you might try all the troubleshooting stated above, then the next thing is to reset your Dish TV receiver. To do this, removed the power cord of your Dish Network TV receiver from the wall socket for 10 seconds, then plug it back.

If you owned Joey or Hopper receiver system, remove the power cord of the Hopper Dish receiver and plug it back. It may take up to 5 minutes to complete the reset process.

Troubleshooting: Receiver Turning On and Off By Itself

This type of problem is caused by the electrical power supply or Dish TV receiver develops another hardware fault related to electrical power. Some the cable connection might got broken, thereby cause the positive and negative wire met or touches each other. These are the problem causing your Dish receiver turning on and off itself. To troubleshooting no signal on dish TV receiver, you have to follow below steps:

1. Is The Power Lighting Flashing?

Check if the power light of the Dish TV receiver is flashing, then the receiver is in recovery mode. As we all know, the recovery process take up to 4 hours to finish. Note that, you have to wait for the Dish Network TV receiver to complete before continuing troubleshooting on no signal.

2. Check Ventilation

Your receiver may start misbehaving when enclosed heating space or cabinet. It is good to expose it to fresh air

3. Reset Dish Receiver

In case you experiencing No signal or Loss signal on your Dish TV Network receiver. After you might try all the troubleshooting stated above, then the next thing is to reset your Dish TV receiver. To do this, removed the power cord of your Dish TV receiver from the wall socket for 10 seconds, then plug it back.

Troubleshooting: Looking For Hopper (Error 1303)

Do you looking for server/Hopper notification message appear on your TV screen? The basic cause of this problem is “Communication Errors” between the joey and hopper. here are the troubleshooting tips to fix no signal on Dish TV Network receiver:

  • Verify that the server is plugged in and display video.
  • Check that the connections between your receiver, the wall, and any devices in between are hand tight.
  • Unplug your server and Joey for 10 seconds and plug them back in. The reset process should take up to 5 minutes to finished.

1. Does Your Dish TV Receiver Has Been Moved or Cable Changed?

If you have moved or changed your Dish TV Network receiver or cable connection from the original location to another. You can moved it back to the original place or properly check the configuration settings of both the cable connection and fix it back.

2. Verify Access Point Get Power (Wireless Joey Only)

If you owned a Wireless Joey, It is good to check the access point by the Hopper ensure it is powered on. If the Access Point won’t power on, that simply means you don’t have a Wireless Joey, and you get access to it. You have to contact Dish TV to get it fix. This is not a big problem just move on to the next step.

3. Access Whole Home Screen On The Joey

To do this, Press the Guide Button on your Dish TV remote. If your remote has Menu/Home Button, press Home button three times or press Menu button twice. Then scroll down to “Whole Home”

4. Link To The Hopper

Under “Detected Devices”, navigate to the Hopper, then this Joey should be linked, and the press “Select’ on the Dish TV remote. If the Hopper isn’t showing available devices under “Detected Devices”, as shown below. Then you need to skip this step and move on.

5. Reset The Hopper Dish TV Receiver

Goto to the room with the main Hopper Dish TV receiver. On the front right hand corner of your Hopper, Press and hold the reset button in red color for about 5 seconds. Release your hand and wait for about 5 minutes for the reset process to complete.

6. Reset The Joey Dish TV Receiver

Goto to the room with the main Hopper Dish TV receiver. On the front left-middle hand of your Hopper, Press and hold the reset button for about 5 seconds. Release your hand and wait for about 5 minutes for the reset process to complete.

These are the common errors caused by “No Signal” or “Loss Signal” on your Dish TV Network receiver troubleshooting. If still experiencing any other error asides these, I suggest you to call the attention of the customer support or call your local satellite technician.

4 thoughts on “Troubleshooting: How Do You Fix A Dish TV When It Says No Signal

  1. we have 2 locations for our tv’s, we have lost internet connection on the one location. we were having to order modem router. I must have mix up the cords somehow. HELP PLEASE

  2. We have lost our signal, the guide shows most of our channels (not local that we pay extra for) and sill can’t watch the TV.

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