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Set up a replacement Genie Mini

Learn how to install your replacement Genie Mini, connect it to your Genie HD DVR, and activate it.




Genie Mini replacement installation process

Replace and set up your Genie Mini

  1. Place your replacement Genie Mini next to your old Genie Mini. Move all cables one at a time from the old Mini to the replacement Mini.
  2. Connect the new power cord and plug into an electrical outlet. Don't reuse the old power cord.
  3. Power on the Genie Mini and your TV.
  4. Go to the TV connected to your Genie HD DVR to start the set up. You may need your serial number, MAC address, and model number. This info can be found on the barcode sticker on the outside of the shipment box.
  5. Press MENU on your DIRECTV remote.
  6. Select Settings > Whole-Home > Manage Clients > Add Clients.
  7. Write down the PIN that displays on the screen.
  8. Leave the Genie HD DVR on this screen until set up is complete. If Enter PIN screen doesn't display, skip to step 10.
  9. Return to the TV connected to your Genie Mini. Using your DIRECTV remote, enter the PIN from step 7.
  10. Select Add a Location.
  11. Return to the Genie HD DVR. On the Add a Client screen, choose DONE.
Note: Does your Genie Mini display the Enter PIN screen after the two-minute countdown? If so, please call 800.288.2020 to complete your activation.

Activate your replacement Genie Mini
Activate your replacement Genie Mini online or by calling the activation line:
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Program your remote

Setting up your remote is easy. Follow the steps in Program your DIRECTV remote control.
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Return old equipment

Did you receive a return shipping label with the replacement Genie Mini? To avoid a non-return fee, send the old Genie Mini back to DIRECTV within seven days.
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