How to Reconnect Your Service With DISH Network

By Marshal M. Rosenthal

The Dish Network satellite service, like most service businesses, maintains a database of existing and former customers. To reconnect service with Dish Network after having been disconnected from the service, first reattach the satellite receiver to the cables connected to the Dish satellite that was installed previously. The procedure to reconnect service then can be initiated. The process requires a credit card and phone call to the company prior to activating a number of functions on the satellite receiver.

Step 1

Place the Dish Network satellite receiver back into its former position by the television set. Connect one end of a HDMI cable to the HDMI output on the back of the receiver. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI input on the TV. Plug the receiver’s power cord in for power.

Step 2

Turn on the TV with the TV remote. Select “Menu,” then “Video,” then “Video input.” Select “HDMI” from the list of choice presented. Press the “Menu” button.

Step 3

Call Dish Network’s customer service number (see Resources). Select “Connect to Dish Network” from the choices presented by the auto-voice service. Provide the customer representative who responds to the call with your name and other information as requested to look up your former account. Provide the representative with your credit card for charging a reactivation fee and setting up payment for Dish Network satellite service.

Step 4

Press the power button on the remote to turn on the receiver. Select “Connect to Dish Network” from the choices presented on the screen. Wait as the satellite receiver connects to the Dish Network through the satellite dish. This process involves both authorization and software and program guide updates and can take up to an hour or longer to complete.

Step 5

Click the “Program Guide” button on the remote when all of the installations are completed and the program guide has been loaded into the satellite receiver. Select a TV channel to watch.