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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.
  2. Move all cables one at a time from the old Genie Mini to the replacement Genie Mini.
  3. Connect the new power cord. Don't reuse the old power cord.
  4. Plug the power cord into an electrical outlet.
  5. Power on the Genie Mini and your TV.
  6. Go to the TV connected to your Genie HD DVR to start the setup. You may need your serial number, MAC address, and model number. This information is on the barcode sticker on the outside of the box your replacement Genie Mini came in.
  7. On your remote, press MENU.
  8. Select Settings & Help > Settings > Whole-Home > Manage Client > Add Clients.
  9. Write down the PIN that displays on the screen.
  10. Leave the Genie HD DVR on this screen until the setup of the Genie Mini is complete. If you don’t see the Enter PIN screen, skip to Step 13.
  11. Return to the TV connected to your new replacement Genie Mini.
  12. Using your DIRECTV remote, enter the PIN you wrote down in step 9.
  13. Select Add a Location.
  14. Return to the Genie HD DVR.
  15. On the Add a Client screen, select 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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