How to fix GoTV Decoder Showing Red, Yellow/Orange or Green Light

When a Gotv decoder indicator lights starts blinking, it means there is an issue or a notification which requires the subscribers attention. Most subscribers do not notice or are not aware of the meaning on the Gotv blinking indicators lights. But nothing to worry about as this post will explain explain in details how to carry some necessary troubleshooting  steps to fix issues on your gotv set.

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How to Fix GOtv decoder showing a yellow/Orange Light Constantly

Carefully follow below steps to fix gotv indicating different colors.

  • Step 1: Press the power button
  • Step 2: long press the power button, connect the power cable to the decoder with the AV cables or cord and the antennae cable (RF IN)
  • Step 3: now 3 lights flashes and then you can remove your hand from the power button
  • Step 4: tap p+ p- twice
  • Step 6: after that, it will take you straight to the scan process, wait till the decoder completes the scanning and with complete channel list. How to Watch GOtv free on Mobile Phone


if the color blinking persists it means is not receiving sufficient power or voltage is low. Change the power source and if that did not solve the problem, visit the near Gotv Office for repair.

Solution to your Gotv Decoder Blinking Orange Light

The orange light blinking in your GOTV decoder is as a result of a notification  sent to your decoder. To view GOTV notification and clear the message, follow these steps below;

My Gotv Decoder Shows Orange Light, Stops scanning at 50% on TV

Firstly check if you have at least 60% signal strength and 100% quality for maximum reception. However you may adjust the position of your antenna and ensure that it is high enough and nothing is obstructing it from sky view.

My Gotv decoder is not turning ON, Shows RED Light

Tap on the RED button on your decoder remote. If your device do not turn on after pressing the power button, check if it is connected to power supply. After that check if the power cable is in good condition. If after confirming that your electrical outlet is in proper condition and your GOTV decoder do not turn on yet- take it to the nearest GOtv office for repair.

Gotv Channels not active

You will have to scan. Press Menu > Advanced Options > Installation > Automatics Scan > OK

Gotv Decoder Showing “no service found”

For a quality reception, it is recommended you get a Gotv Antenna.


To see your GOTV signal strength progress. Press Menu > Information Central > Signal Strength/Quality. If the signal strength is below 90% and quality below 100%, you will have to check the connections behind your decoder.

Red light on Gotv Decoder

If your GOtv decoder is showing red light, it means your account is disconnected. Pay for your package subscription and get reconnected.

53 thoughts on “How to fix GoTV Decoder Showing Red, Yellow/Orange or Green Light”

  1. Gotv showing only orange colour not coming on, and there is sufficient power supply and remote is working well, but no response from the Gotv when the remote is being pressed.

  2. Please my gotv is showing only orange color light but does not display, it doesn’t not turn off just that orange color what will I do?

  3. My go tv keep blinking green light and it keep changing channels but when I hold particular number it will show channel but will keep changing channels

  4. My decoder is just showing green lite and the green lite is just blinking and didn’t display any channels and the remote can work since the green light is blinking, what should I do?

  5. My gotv blinks red and green lights, the stops it doesn’t display channel and it goes off again and again….. Please what’s the problem with it?

  6. Av travel for a while leaving my gotv decoder unused for about eight months now . I didn’t know why the decoder is only showing red light and not displaying

      • Goodevening please it been long I subscribed and when I turned my decoder on it showing a standby yellow light, I fixed it again it started working all of a sudden it turned of and showed green, yellow, red light at once , I removed from the plug and fixed it back now it showing yellow light what do I do please am tired already please

  7. Was working well before now and after My GOTV when booting start with orange turn green and few second show red,orange and green show orange no signal and start loading again show no signal

    • Hello Collins, where exactly is the green light showing? If its on the decoder, you should check your connection to the antenna, and if its on screen, restart and update your GOTV software

    • Hello Nancy, this could be as a result of power outage during update. To fix it, reboot your GOTV decoder and then update the software when the options pops out. You can also update it in the settings

  8. Pls my gotv decorder has been blinking orange color since morning and is showing no signal on TV. What do I do

    • Check your antenna, there is a loose connection in your antenna, check the lnb cable, tear out the end that connects to your decoder so that the tiny let inside will be long enough to enter your decoder

  9. A message was sent to me to upgrade my decoder I did so but the decoder keep bringing red light only without any display on the TV


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