Are you looking for information on how to format your DSTV Explora hard drive? The Explora is a great decoder, but there are some times when a hard drive reset may be necessary. Maybe you are having errors on the device. Or perhaps it is full and you wish to clear out everything. Maybe your Explora is getting sold and the buyer needs to get it in a clean state. Whatever your reasons, the great thing is that you can easily wipe the hard drive on your Explora.
How to Reset DSTV Explora Decoder
The following is how to format or reset your DSTV Explora hard drive;
- Press on the blue Home or DSTV button on your remote.
- In the menu, use the arrow buttons on your remote to go to Settings.
- Scroll down to System Settings.
- Choose the Reset Decoder Settings option.
- Go to Reset to Factory Default AND Format Hard Drive and click on OK.
- Confirm by choosing Format the decoder.
You will need to reinstall the decoder
That’s how to format your DSTV Explora’s hard drive. Note that in this instance, you will be taking the decoder back to factory defaults.
Everything will be wiped clean, and you will need to run the Installation Wizard one more time to get your channels back.
You will need to choose language and you will need to choose the satellite. For Southern African countries including South Africa, Botswana, Malawi and Zimbabwe, the satellite is IS20.
Another thing that you will need to do is to choose the LNB Type. Also make sure that your signal strength is good. Next, scan your decoder and you will get back your channels.
Why factory reset your Explora?
So far in this post, we showed you how to reset your DSTV Explora decoder. The instructions given here apply whatever the version of the Explora that you may have.
But why would you reset your DSTV Explora’s hard drive? This is something to which we have already alluded. Maybe you wish to clear disk space on the Explora. Or maybe the decoder has been giving your errors and you wish to start afresh.
In other instances, you could be looking to dispose of the decoder, in which case the person getting it will need to have a clean slate on which to start enjoying their Explora.
This article was dedicated to showing you how to format your DSTV Explora hard drive. It was noted that wiping it is a good way of freeing up disc space. You have two options when it comes to the factory reset.
You can choose to reset it to factory default, in which case you won’t lose your settings. You can also choose to reset it while formatting the hard drive, in which case everything that’s on the decoder will be wiped clean.