01-20-2016 11:55 AM
04-12-2017 9:09 AM
THANK YOU. I know this is over a year old but I literally made an account just to tell you how much I appreciate this solution. I have two screaming toddlers and the thought of trying to manage a phone call with directv was making me sweaty.
04-23-2017 2:29 PM
BuckFamof5 and JohnTRN - THANK YOU! Yes, I'm shouting that! There is nothing more annoying than calling Tech Support and having them walk you through the steps that you've already taken to fix your problem. I got a replacement Genie on Friday and started the Add Client process and kept getting the Error 928 - call Directv. Searched several sites and forums for solutions, but could not find anything, until late last night. I started the process again this afternoon, using the methods as described above, and Voila! it worked! Thank you again.
05-07-2017 11:09 AM
For those of you that do not get "more info", type in the 9876_ and follow the directions shown by John TRN. When I called Directv the "underscore" was the missing link to get me going. Thanks for the post!
05-07-2017 11:13 AM
Thanks for posting this.... I found I didn't get the "more info" screen but you can still do it entering the 9876 but a an underscore: 9876_ and follow the rest of the step.
05-07-2017 12:01 PM
You are paying for service. Not to be mistaken for service calls. However, most technicians that would have come to your home would have either done the steps that were spoken of or reset the entire system just as if they were installing it. The above steps yes will work but there is an easier way. There is no need to rest the video bridge that early in the process. This is the steps to act as if everything is new. Most of the time if you go to that screen that tells you to call customer service you hit that 9876 it will either reconnect or ask for a pin. The person that had gave those steps was just giving you all the info to make sure it worked. That issue shouldn't come up very often. In the last year as a Directv service/install tech I can say I had to run that code(or people call me that needed it, yes.....it happens just enough to know what to do but can't remember what you did to fix it) ...maybe a dozen times. 12 times in a year isn't often when you think 3 service calls a day, 5 days a week, 51 weeks(one week vacation) = 765. That is right at 1%.
Also that pressing and holding the reset button for 15 seconds...well the time is irrelevant. You have to hold it till you see the startup screen. Time can be different. Sometimes 30 seconds...sometimes 2 just depending on the software and hardware status of the mini. When I need help I call the Directv ISS (installation service support). They always recommend 30 seconds or until you see the splash blue startup screen.
Overall there can be so many different things to go wrong. No one knows all the right answers. My question is...Why in the did the connection drop in the first place? Knowing that always helps in troubleshooting.
05-07-2017 8:12 PM
05-08-2017 6:23 AM
07-04-2017 11:49 AM
OMG, I wasted HOURS trying to get the 3 Genie Mini's hooked up to the bridge after receiving a new receiver. Usually pretty good at doing these things, finally gave up and called DIRECTV. Went through solutions with the Tech but no luck, so we scheduled a service call. Decided to do a little searching on this and well and behold came across the above instructions from the Teacher. I knew exactly what was been said since I spent hours going through all the processes trying to get them connected. Unbelievable, 9876 on each Genie Mini and it worked perfectly, maybe DIRECTV just wants to come to your home to boost up their satisfactory rating or keep their employees busy! I don't know or understand this but thank you for your post and my little girl is happy having TV in her room again.......
10-05-2017 6:21 AM
Thank you so much for these step by step instructions. Without them I would had to call out a tech. Thank you! Thank you!
10-21-2017 1:29 PM
I did the hard reset and it pulled up a screen that has the options of connect now or setup instructions. I will not let me select the connect now option and the setup instructions doesn't help? Do you know what I can do to fix this?
11-14-2017 9:43 AM
Finally. After an hour on customer service, I can cancel the tech visit. You'd think I needed to build a space ship in the backyard. 9876 >enter? Really? No one at Directv knows this? Many thanks! You should get a few free months of service.
12-14-2017 5:55 AM
We've been there and done that more than once. We "upgraded" from wired to wireless genies. Not an upgrade that's for sure because our wired version worked just fine but too many wires all around the house. We've been a DirecTv customer for over 15 years! Apparently it was a software upgrade that caused the problem. We keep getting disconnected from the wireless router almost every day and sometimes several times a day. We've switched out equipment, resetted everything more than once! Phone call to tech support says engineers are aware of the problem...its been escalated...but this has been going on now for 3 months! with no indication that it will be fixed anytime soon. DirecTv says they will offer us a discount once the issue is resolved?!? Sometimes our tvs are unwatchable! Should discount us all until the issue is fixed! And, now rates are going up? Unacceptable! We should have been told there was an issue before we "upgraded" to wireless but no one said a word to us. going back means having to rewire the house since all cable were remove during the upgrade.
12-20-2017 5:41 PM
Sounds like if you don't have the "protection" plan, that's $99 for 5 minutes of tech work. Nice margins AT&T.
01-17-2018 1:41 PM
This saved me from having a Tech come out or worse yet a lengthy call into AT&T's support center. Just replace my HR54 due to a problem. Followed the included instructions and NOWHERE is this info in there to reconnect the wireless mini. Followed these steps after an hour or more of fooling around and boom, up and running in less than 5 minutes.
AT&T should include these steps when replacing your DVR/Receiver.
02-10-2018 1:59 PM
Thanks so much for posting this information. Your directions were very clear and had my DirecTV working within 5 minutes. The techs i spoke to on the phone also were not aware of the code to put in to reactivate the minis. You are amazing and thoughtful!
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