I have a DishTV Satbox S7070r .
The receiver decided to ignore the remote control so I couldn't change channels .
Powered down unit , waited 10 minutes powered backup. Still ignores remote.
I changed batteries for new fresh set. Still ignores remote.
Bought a brand new remote and installed fresh batteries. Still ignores new remote .
Downloaded and installed latest firmware via USB install. Still ignores new remote
Cant do factory reset because you need the remote to put the pin number in.
what can I do now ?
Sounds like the IR receiver in the S7070r has died.
Test the remotes using camera .
just tried the camera test with another remote but the camera test doesn,t show flickering as it does on you tube . so I don't think that test works with my phone camera
its unlikely that both remotes would be faulty , you can also use webcam etc to test remote.
Your not going to believe this ......
your tip for the web cam worked . Found every other remote control in the house that was working .
Put new DishTV remote up against camera with new batteries installed, still not working .
Put old remote up and confirm it still not working as well.
then.... take out "new " batteries from new remote, replace with "old batteries " from another remote that is working and presto new remote now works ! and and now put new batteries in another remote work as well ????
Get in touch with DISH TV ASAP today and explain that the remote no longer works and request a new replacement. They will be able to sort it out for you.
If you are having issues please let me know