When your dish receiver stuck on starting up there are quite a few things you can try.
The issue could be based on several factors that appear frequently amongst the dish user’s community and luckily for you, we have found more than one solution.
We have summarized everything in a few methods that are justified to work by people having the same issue as yours.
For a stuck dish receiver, we suggest performing a power cycle to determine if there are any malfunctions with the power flow of your device.
Also, make sure that the ventilation of your dish is working fine because it could have frozen up due to overheating.
If this did not help, let’s take a look at what are the possible causes and then learn how to fix each of them.
Why Is Dish Network Receiver Stuck on Starting Up Screen?
As we have mentioned above, there could be several things that could restrain your Dish from starting up.
It could be due to higher temperatures than normal inside the device or potential power issues with your Dish.
Unfortunately, there are more possibilities and we have listed most of them below, so you can have a better understanding of what you are dealing with:
- Bad WAN connection.
- Problems with the power flow.
- Possible Auto-Update.
Although we could be missing something, those are the most commonly reported causes for this issue. Now, without further ado let’s jump right into our methods.
How To Fix Dish Network Receiver Is Stuck on Starting Up Screen?
Now when you know the general causes for this issue, it is time to come up with an effective solution.
The methods below are designed to address each and every possible cause, if followed in numerical order.
Method #1 Reset Your Dish
Let’s start with the easiest potential way of troubleshooting issues throughout your Dish.
You can reset your dish using the featured reset button, located somewhere on your device.
As you probably know, each Dish model has a different reset button location, so if you’re having trouble finding it, you can Google your model and check.
Simply press and hold for about 3 seconds, until the receiver reboots. Then, wait for your device to restart and see if it is still stuck on starting up.
Method #2 Auto-Update
If you had enabled the auto-update feature on your dish, you would probably know that every 72 hours, your device will autoboot or update.
In that regard, before proceeding further, make sure that your device isn’t managing system components or installing updates.
It is well-known that during that time, your dish will be unresponsive to any inputs and it will be stuck on the starting screen.
Plenty of users report that they had a hard time figuring the origin of the issue, so just give it a few hours to see if the issue will go away.
Method #3 Power Cycle Your Dish
If resetting the device didn’t seem to have any effect, there is a more effective way to resolve any power issues.
The process involves some simple steps that will troubleshoot any temporal power malfunctions within your device and hopefully resolve the issue.
Here is how to perform a power cycle fast and efficient:
- Turn off your Dish device.
- Unplug the device from the power outlet or strip.
- Wait for 3-5 minutes.
- Plug the power cable back to the power source.
- See if the issue persists.
This is how you perform a power cycle on your dish device.
If you don’t want to bother waiting for up to 5 minutes, keep in mind that this method is meant to provide your Dish device with a cold boot and if you don’t let it cool down, it would be meaningless.
If your dish network receiver is stuck on starting up screen, even after performing a power cycle, in our next method we will check the ventilation.
Method #4 Check Ventilation
From guidelines related to the issue, we have come up with the conclusion that it is very important for your Dish to have proper ventilation.
Overheating, however, could seriously damage the functionality of your device and cause similar issues.
In that regard, we have come up with a few truthful solutions that will keep your Dish from overheating.
Avoid Enclosed Spaces
It is well-known that enclosed spaces could restrain the ventilation of your dish from gathering cool air. In that regard, make sure to keep your Dish device in an open area that isn’t surrounded by too many objects.
If you haven’t cleaned your Dish, especially the receiver for a while now, you should probably perform maintenance on your device. This means cleaning both your Dish device and the area where it is located.
This way you will hopefully evade further overheating and functionality damage to your dish.
Keep in mind that cleaning your Dish might be a more complex process, as it requires disassembling your device and cleaning the components.
Check your local area for services that involve cleaning electronic devices and make sure to deliver your dish for maintenance.
Method #5 Check WAN Connection
If your dish is stuck on the startup, it is more likely to be due to a problem with your WAN (Wide Area Network).
To determine if the issue is with your WAN, check the WJAP (Wireless Joey Access Point), to see if it is directly connected to the Hopper3 ethernet port.
If it isn’t, make sure to apply the changes and see if your issue will persist.
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Dish Receiver Stuck On Starting Up Issue Still Persists…
If nothing has helped so far, our last suggestion will be to get in touch with the supplier. After all, the issue could be related to the hardware.
Any service that repairs satellite dishes can have a look at your receiver and hopefully provide you with feedback.
Whenever consulting with a technician, make sure to mention everything you’ve tried in this post so you can avoid the same recommendations.
We hope that after reading this post, you know why your Dish receiver stuck on starting up and learned some first-hand proven troubleshooting methods that will effectively deal with the issue.
If we were unable to help, at least now you’re one step closer to the solution, so we wish you good luck!
For more posts related to dish receiver issues, make sure to check our blog, where you will find a wide range of solutions.
Kevin has over five years of experience working in various Tech startups and providing Technical solutions. He has contributed to many Tech publications and websites.