A Dish Network remote not only allows you to control the equipment associated with Dish Network, but you can also control the entire entertainment system of your home by programming the remote control to the different devices. However, sometimes the remote control may not work as intended due to several reasons.
One particular issue that has been reported by many Dish Network users is continuously experiencing the flashing red and green lights. Some users have reported seeing the green light flash a few times followed by the red light flashes a few times.
Dish Network Remote Flashing Red And Green
Before we proceed it is important to mention that sometimes the issue resolves on its own. So before taking any troubleshooting steps, wait for a few minutes to see if it gets resolved on its.
Now if you are still facing the continuous flashing of red and green lights on your Dish Network remote, here is what it may indicate and what you can do to get rid of the blinking lights.
Check if the Battery Needs to Be Replaced
The first thing that you need to check is if the battery is working fine. In some cases, the lights start flashing when the battery is considerably low. In such a scenario, take out the battery from your remote and insert a new battery. Once the battery has been replaced, use the remote and check if the flashing lights have disappeared.
Reprogram the Remote
If the flashing red and green lights keep appearing even after you have changed the battery, you may need to reprogram your remote control to the device that you are using it for. You will need to reprogram the remote to the device if you are unable to operate the device using the remote even after changing the battery. You can do that by holding down the function button of your device.
Hold down the button for a few seconds. After a few seconds, you will notice other function buttons lighting up and then going dark. This is when you will need to enter the three-digit code for the device. Press the pound key after entering the code. You may see all the function buttons flash once.
This will be an indication that the remote control has recognized the code and now you can test programming. You can do that by pressing the power button and checking if the device turns on.
You May Need to Replace the Remote
Sometimes the flashing red lights indicate that there may be an internal issue with the remote. So if you have tried the steps mentioned above and you are still getting the flashing green and red lights, it may indicate an internal issue with the remote control. In such a scenario, it is probably better to leave the job to professionals. You can take the remote to a local store near you to get it checked. If they deem some internal issues that cannot be fixed, you will need to get a new remote control.