Print this out and put it on your DIRECTV power inserter

You’ll thank me. The power inserter is the key to your DIRECTV system. If it gets unplugged, it can take several minutes to come back up and in the meantime you may also have to reboot all your DIRECTV receivers. There have been so many cases where people unplugged the power inserter thinking it didn’t make a difference, because they needed an extra outlet. In fact it’s critical because it supplies power to your dish and other external components.

If you’re not sure what the power inserter looks like, here’s an image. Find this thing… it’s probably hiding behind something… and make sure no one unplugs it.

You’re welcome.

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Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 5,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.