One troubleshooting tip for a Dish that won't turn on is to check to ensure the wall strip that is powering the system is turned on. It is also recommended to check that the receiver is turned on. The last step is to reset the Dish receiver.
Some Dish owners may need to troubleshoot a remote control. To start, make sure that the correct remote control is used. If it is the correct remote, then check that the remote antenna is connected to the correct port on the back of the receiver. Also, ensure that the antenna is upright.
If all is correct up to this point, it may be dead batteries. If this is the case, put brand new batteries into the remote. If the issue is only occurring on one Dish receiver, try unplugging the receiver for about 10 seconds then plug it back in to reset it. If all else fails, purchasing a new remote control may be the only solution.
Some people also have issues with the broadband connection. If this is the case, follow some troubleshooting tips, including checking the broadband configuration and resetting the receiver. If this does not fix the problem, try resetting the broadband router, checking the LED lights or trying a different router or port. If troubleshooting doesn't work, contact the manufacturer.