How to Program a DirecTV Card

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Programming a DirecTV card involves removing the old card, following the prompts on the Menu screen and inserting the new access card into the front right-hand corner of the receiver. Program a new DirecTV access card with information from an electronics store owner in this free video on satellite TV.

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Video Transcript

Okay, this instruction is to program a DIRECTV access card. The access card is at the front right-hand corner of the receiver. You just pull down a little door, and if they send you a new card, you just take out the old card, insert the new into the receiver. You see the screen goes blank. And then you have to actually go to the menu system of the receiver and select the access card portion of the sub-menu. It's rather easy to do. There's the access card. You have to push a dash to let you in to the menu. And it says 'The information from your old access card must be read before inserting the new one.' So, you have to read that, then insert the new one. And select 'Begin', and then you'll may have a notice that comes up to call customer service at DIRECTV, and they'll give you, there's a little number right after the 'Call customer service.' They'll ask you what that number says. That'll give them information on how to send the card information to the receiver accurately. This is all done over the phone. You almost always have to call Customer Service Department at DIRECTV to access all that information and have them send the proper information to the card. So that's all there is to replacing the card. It's very simple, actually. The only time you need a card is if there was some reason you're account was compromised, or if you got a new receiver or a used receiver that required a card. You didn't have one with it. Under most circumstances, a new card will not be required. So, it shouldn't be a big issue for ya, but if it is, now you know how to do it.


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