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How to unlock a satellite receiver

Updated April 17, 2017

Satellite receiver boxes, which are needed to view satellite television programming, have the ability to enforce locking mechanisms to block children from watching unsuitable programming. If you wish to completely remove these locks from your satellite box, you can do so as long as you have the box's pass-code. Beyond that, the unlocking process is simple.

Press the "Menu" button on your satellite receiver's remote control, then select the "Locks & Limits" option in the main menu.

Select the "Edit" option in the locks menu, and enter the pass-code into the pop-up box with your remote's keypad.

Select the "Unlock" option in the next menu to unlock the satellite receiver.

Select the "Return" option after the unlocking process to exit the menus.

Things You'll Need

  • Satellite box pass-code
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Bryan Roberts began his love affair with comedy in 2003 as a writer and performer for Austin's No Shame Theatre. Since then, he has appeared with several different sketch groups (Hoover's Blanket, Ghetto Sketch Warlock). His most recent achievements are the award-winning improv show Guilds Of Steel, which he created and co-directed, and his position of writer/actor in the Coldtowne Theater Mainstage Sketch Show.