DIRECTV error code 203

On-screen message: “To pay your bill, see directv.com/ext203 or call 800.531.5000, ext. 203.”

You’re seeing this message because your account is now past due and services have been reduced to a minimum level. To resolve this issue quickly, please pay the outstanding balance using one of the following payment options:

If you manage your account on directv.com:

  • Make a one-time payment online at directv.com. Learn how
  • If you’re enrolled in Auto Bill Pay, update your credit card
  • Text by phone – text PAY to 21880 (SMS rates may apply)
  • Call 800.531.5000 to pay using our automated phone system

If you manage your account on att.com or myAT&T:

  • Make a one-time payment online at att.com. Learn how
  • If you’re enrolled in Auto Bill Pay, update your credit card
  • Call 800.288.2020 to pay using our automated phone system

Other payment options:

Still seeing the error message?

If your service isn’t restored within two hours of making a payment, follow these steps, depending on where you manage your account.

If you manage your account on directv.com:

  • “Refresh” receiver – Go to My Equipment and select Refresh Receiver next to the receiver you’re having trouble with.
  • Reset receiver – Press the red reset button on your receiver and wait for it to reboot. You can also press the power button to restart.

If you manage your account on att.com:

  • “Refresh” receiver online. Please visit the TV Plans Details page, scroll down to My Equipment and expand the receiver area. Select Refresh Receiver next to the receiver you’re having trouble with.
  • Reset receiver – Press the red reset button on your receiver and wait for it to reboot. You can also press the power button to restart.