Step-by-Step Guide on How to Reset DSTV Decoder

Filed in Articles by on May 2, 2024

There are many common errors faced by DStv users worldwide yet resetting a DStv decoder is the easiest assignment that even a 5-year-old could solve. Be your technician for today before you visit any DStv office try out these steps on how to reset the DStv Decoder that has been put in place for you.

How to Reset DSTV Decoder

DStv Error Code 8118 typically indicates a hardware problem that should be fixed as soon as possible. This will frequently require you to factory reset your DStv decoder.

Fortunately, most subscribers can accomplish this fix with a few pointers from our tutorial, of course.

A DStv decoder can be factory reset in three different ways, each with varying degrees of difficulty.

One can try the manual way or the more complex capacitor replacement after starting with a basic flash erase.

Not that we suggest the latter unless you are somewhat knowledgeable about these matters.

Clearing Error 8118

Simultaneously press the “Reset” and “Standby” buttons located on the decoder’s front panel. On the display panel of your decoder, you will see the letters “dL.”

Hold down both the P+ and TV/AUDIO buttons simultaneously until the decoder display screen reads “done.”

Your decoder should now be returned to factory settings after doing that. Failed to function? Do not fret. We can now move on to the manual way and see how it goes if you are still seeing the 8118 problem.

Manual Reset

You’ll need to have dexterity to manually reset your decoder. However, even in such a case, it is still conceivable. Please allow me to walk you through the steps:

Simultaneously press the “Reset” and “Standby” buttons located on the decoder’s front panel. On the display panel of your decoder, you will see the letters “dL.”

Press these buttons in quick succession as soon as you see the letters “dL”: Standby, P+, P-, P+, Standby. The decoder ought to factory reset if everything is done correctly.

Replacing the Capacitor

Voltage fluctuations or other factors may occasionally cause the capacitors inside the decoders to blow. They must be changed as soon as possible when this occurs.

Make that your decoder is still covered under warranty as a first step. Usually, DStv replaces malfunctioning decoders with new ones, fixes yours, and then gives it back.

If the warranty on your decoder has expired, you can call a professional to swap out the damaged capacitors.

That shouldn’t be too expensive. You can even do it yourself if you are tech-savvy, but we won’t be held responsible if you try to do something wrong. Do it!

CSN Team.

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