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Doing initial setup of a new gm-1518 antenna to new Dish 211z receiver. Receiver isn't seeing the antenna nor identifying the switch (should be SW64). Tried the switch test and it fails. Talked to Dish tech support and they don't have a solution either. Anyone have similar problem and found a solution?

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This problem is a software glitch affecting 301, 311 receivers and the 5xx series DVRs. Even though the manual says not to, the solution is to select "Superdish" and "Alternate Dish" before doing a check switch.

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There are many reasons it would say this, all of them based on how DISH recognized the combination of your SMART card and receiver number. DISH authorizes the correct combination of your SMART card and receiver so that you cannot just have one or the other and have it work. They may have intentionally disabled your account for non-payment or some other customer service related issue. Your SMART card may be damaged (if removed the screen would read "Please Insert Your Smart Card"). You should contact customer service

If the message on the screen reads, "A cable has been disconnected" it usually means that in the process of trying to find a signal, it could not. The cable between the receiver and the antenna (aka the dish) may have been damaged or cut. The antenna may have been damaged or installed incorrectly. This message is usually only shown when installing a new receiver. If you had an issue and they sent you a replacement receiver, this is more than likely the problem. Make sure that the cable coming from the antenna (usually from the wall or the floor) is plugged into the receivers satellite in, or the triplexer (a silver rectangle with three cables coming out to the receiver) 's in. If the cable is in the right spot (the triplexer's cables that go to the receiver are color coded and marked) and you still have the issue after unplugging and then plugging back in the receiver, the problem was not the initial receiver, and was instead either the continuity of the line to the antenna or the antenna's installation. (Poor or non-existent antenna reception means it was installed wrong or damaged). You would need a technician to solve these problems without more experience yourself.

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Dish tv support


Hi Vicki,
You may call them at
  • CALL US 1-888-615-3725 for DISH
  • You can also try this steps:
  • MISSING OVER THE AIR CHANNELS The quality of reception and number of channels available depends on the antenna's placement and the customers location. Weather conditions may interfere with channel reception. The Channel Display receiver menu option may not be set correctly.
    1. Check Over-the-Air Antenna ConfigurationCheck that the wiring between your DISH receiver and your over-the-air antenna is configured properly using Setup OTA
    2. Reset ReceiverIf the issue is only on ONE receiver, unplug the DISH receiver for 10 seconds and plug back in.
      Please note: It may take up to 5 minutes for the reset process to be completed.
    3. Rescan Over-the-Air Channels to ReceiverAccess "Local Channels" select "Scan Locals" then "Save".

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Ethan Lensch,

I can definitely provide more assistance with this. The TV doesn't connect to the dish itself. The cable from the dish goes into a switch, then from the switch it runs in to your receiver.

On the back of the receiver is a "SAT IN" slot. Verify the cable plugged in there is hand tight, and follow it back making sure any other connections you see are tight. If the signal doesn't return, unplug the receiver for 10 seconds and plug it back in.

If the signal is still out when it powers back on, run a check switch test. This is done by going to Menu > System Setup > Installation > Point Dish > Check Switch > Test. When it is done it will either go back to the Check Switch screen, or give you a message. If it takes you back to the screen, exit out and see if signal returned.

If the signal still isn't returning, or you get a message saying "Fewer satellites dectected", let me know here or by email at thomas.faust@dish.com and I can look into getting a tech out to fix this!

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sidbashford

You are getting that message because the receiver is not updating the Electronic Program Guide (EPG). Try unplugging the receiver from your electrical outlet for about 10 seconds (make sure all lights on receiver go out) and plug back in. This will cause the receiver to reboot and re-acquire satellite signal. Allow it also to download the program guide. After you get your channel back, pull up your guide, go into the future to see if it updated.

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You can bypass the tuner by connecting an S-Video cable
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