UPDATED: Our complete list of DIRECTV Error Codes


At Solid Signal Blog, our list of DIRECTV Error Codes has been continuously maintained since 2008. It’s all thanks to a team of volunteers and customer service reps who have kept us up to date with the latest codes. 

Now, it’s time for the most sweeping re-do yet of our error codes page. It’s all here for you!

Charting the changes

Unlike the “official” list at att.com, our error code list covers all receivers made with the DIRECTV brand since 2003. That’s a lot of receivers! It’s also a lot of codes, and a lot of them aren’t current any more. So, we’ve rearranged and revised the entire document to make it easier for people to use and understand. 

It’s all there in a simple video

You’ll find a new video, right at the top, that will walk you through the most common codes and what to do about them. It’s easy to figure out your next steps.

The best list of current error codes

Our error code lists come straight from the customer service database and have the most information. You’ll be able to troubleshoot any problem you come across. 

All the error codes from past years

You’ll find error codes for every DIRECTV receiver made since 2003. Plus, the original customer service text from the databases back then. If you’re still nursing an older receiver, you’ll want to have this list available. 

Genie 2 light codes

No one else can give you the full list of Genie 2 light codes. The Genie 2 is great but with only two lights to tell you what’s going on, it’s hard to diagnose problems. Our guide makes it easy!

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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 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.