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Hay how can io get my dish network remote to start working gain? i don't even know what happen it jus stop working please i really need help.

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You can take out the batteries for 20 seconds, then put them back in. Generally if that doesnt work, try to replace the batteries. If that still doesnt work you might have to reset your remote in order to get it functioning again. Let me know if you have done those steps or were you are at after you do this.

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Posted on Jun 26, 2011



I had a similar problem. The UHF remote for receiver 2 stopped working one day. It ended up being the antenna on the back of the receiver. For me it apparently only works if the antenna is horizontal and not vertical like it states in the manual. I think it got moved while we were dusting.

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