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2019-10-01 01:45 AM
Smokin Joe You can phone in and have it re activated or wait for it to come back on by itself after a day or two of being back in the stream.

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2019-10-01 12:36 AM
Error Code 005

I recently plugged in my Bell 6131 receiver and as soon as the download the programming I had a screen come up saying "your smart card does not currently have authorization to view or purchase this program. Please wait or channel up or down. troubleshooting help? Visit:

Now we have had our receiver off for the last couple months seeing that we have been through some renos but I re synced the receiver on the website and still get this error. When I do get to this screen I can go into the setup page and change settings if need be but the preview screen on the side I can can hear the audio but I don't get any picture. If I want to go back to full screen I get the error message. Any ideas on why I can't clear this?

Thanks in advance
2019-08-29 08:01 PM
LWP I didn't notice the software version but I'll give your suggestion a shot tonight. I'll connect it before I go to bed and check it in the morning before work. Thanks!
2019-08-29 07:49 PM
majortom when u checked the rcvr and smartchip info, did you happen to take note of the rcvr's
software version? Wonder if ur receiver is trying to take a new software download from the satellite, possible it is old, having come to you 2nd hand...
Would have no idea what is considered new and what is old, but maybe someone else with the same rcvr currently working can tell you?

I guess I might let it sit overnight connected to the satellite and see if it eventually boots up in the AM?
2019-08-29 07:09 PM
LWP Brand new batteries in the remote and it's working fine with the other receiver but I changed them out anyway after reading your suggestion just to definitely eliminate that as the problem. No change. Thanks for the suggestion though!
2019-08-29 06:49 PM
heans had the same thing happen on my tv but found out that when the batteries in the remote to be changed it kept turning my tv on and off until I changed the try that maybe it got the same as my tv had
2019-08-29 06:38 PM
Receiver cycling on and off.

I tried doing a search in case this has been addressed before but didn't come up with anything. I'm having trouble with a 6131 receiver cycling the power on and off. I know the signal coming in is good because my other receiver (3100) works fine on either cable running into the house. Both cables coming into the house from the dish have one side of each LNB feeding a SW21 switch. I'm getting green for both satellites in system info and 100% on my signal strength. The cables running into the house are 75' in length. I connected the 6131 receiver to my tv before the cables had been run and accessed the receiver and smart chip numbers to activate it on my account. But when I connected the satellite cable after it was installed, it just sat there with the power light turning on and off. There is a minor difference in the screen brightness on the tv between when the receiver is on and off, you can watch the screen and see a little flash and change in brightness when it turns on or off, but nothing else. I tried letting it sit connected for about 20 minutes in case it was doing something it needed to do with no change. Holding the power button to try to do a reset does nothing. I got this receiver used so I can't say that it's not damaged other than it seemed to work fine until I connected the satellite cable.
2018-03-04 12:04 PM
wts7 For probably less or equal money you can buy a Western Digital Gold series 2T with a Vantec 3.5" external enclosure. Then you know you have the best. With what you linked to who knows what make the HD is, not to mention not all of these type of external drives will work with a Sat RX.
2018-03-04 10:15 AM
couch3 can anyone with recent experience with buying an ehd for their 6131 let me know if I'm in the right ballpark with this item I came across ?

I'm not looking at spending more than 120 bucks but this is at least a start via amazon
2018-03-03 04:09 PM
wts7 I replaced my HD with a WD gold series HD, it's the best one Western Digital makes
2018-03-03 03:48 PM
couch3 my EHD seems pooched on one my 6131's -- it had a good 6+ years run

can anyone suggest a good quality replacement (I like the 2 TB range)that comes with the required specs

a link to the exact product would be great , even if sent by pm

maybe something I can order on amazon easily .
2017-11-20 06:41 AM
Allan B Back in the days of SW44's I have seen people mount them to the rear of the dish as they do give of a little heat.
2017-11-19 08:27 PM
jdevlin Windshield washer fluid in spray bottle of squirt gun can do marvels for an iced dish.
2017-11-19 06:19 PM
Allan B Ice is a pain, which is why on most Commercial installations I added a Dish Heater.
2017-11-19 12:36 PM
couch3 allrighty , feel like a heel for not scraping the ice off then coming back in to test before posting concern but it honestly didnt look like alot .

I dug out my roof rake , added the extender and gently scraped off the ice on the dish itself then gently tapped the cables where they are connected as they were iced up too .

came back in and were at 90+ signal on both 91 and 82
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