Lights, Screens and Messages on the Receiver FAQ

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What do I do if my digital receiver is frozen/locked and I can't change the channels?

Like most electronic devices, your receiver generates heat and if it is not well ventilated, it can sometimes overheat and cause freezing. This is more common with Digital Video Recorder (DVR) receivers because of their hard drive.

To prevent this, make sure the receiver is in a well-ventilated area and does not have anything on top of or directly beside it.

If your receiver does lock, it may only be for a moment while it refreshes.

If it stays locked, this can be fixed by resetting the receiver. To do this, unplug your receiver and wait 15 seconds. Plug the power back in and wait approximately 60 seconds. Turn the Receiver back on.

If this does not help, please contact our Technical Support team.

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