Have you found that it won't switch on or have become as unresponsive as a drunk pensioner?Is it showing 'no signal' or barking at you, advising that you should get in This feature is not available right now. Sky Plus system fault, how to fix faulty Sky+ / Sky HD without £65 callout fee UPDATE, 1 February - new section: How to fix the Sky Plus system fault yourself, Published by: moffatt666 No Signal Fix Openbox Libertview Skybox S Box F3 F4 F5 F5s V5s V8 V8s S9 S11 S12 Image No Signal Fix Openbox Libertview Skybox S Box F3 this contact form
Engineers never try to fix a problem, only ever swap the boxes for other re-conditioned models. Just select the type of box that you have from the tabs below for simple reset instructions. If your Sky+HD box doesn't switch on at the box or via your remote control, carry out the next step.2. Your Sky+ box is now in download mode.If all four lights have not appeared after 30 seconds, repeat the steps.
Check your Distribution Amplifier - check all coaxial cable connections at the Sky distribution amplifier itself (may be in your loft). First check the signal quality is above 50% and the receiver 'Lock Indicator' is showing 'OK'. I'm not sure if the fault will return but I'm damn sure I won't pay the £65. This accounts for 95 percent of all Thomson Digibox faults, with various symptoms including: No satellite signal is being receivedSky HD box stuck in 'Standby'Sky plus HD picture breaking up on
So she says, "Would you be prepared to have an engineer if I did it for half-price?" so I stuck to my guns and said "That's very kind of you, but this worked ok for a week before showing the same symptoms. Check for water corrosion on the connectors and into the coaxial cable. Sky Box Stuck On Standby Could try for some money back for lost service though.
Just a thought, if they are using the same software on their internal systems as they use on the Sky Plus boxes we'll have to re-boot them half way through our I searched the internet and found your article so I tried the fix. So try these out and save yourself a lot of hassle and money. Alternatively, you could try a Sky TV Link Remote Eye in the affected room as these seem less susceptible to the problem and the TV Link eye can be repositioned more
You’ll see a green light display on the front panel of your Sky+ box.If the Front Panel Reset completes successfully, but you’re still having problems, you’ll need to contact us to Sky Box Wont Turn On Posted by: marie | April 3, 2006 10:26 AM Add my name to the ever increasing list.... The usual resets worked and although annoying I was able to live with it. Reply What do you think?
Called Sky, and they suggested the £65.00 call-out, but with haggling it is now down to £32.50.
Posted by: Nice Paul | March 10, 2006 11:47 PM Our Sky+ box (warranty ran out in October 05) has just started to stutter whilst playing back recordings from the harddrive. Sky Box Stuck On Amber Line amplifiers will not solve poor signal quality on any satellite TV installation and should not normally be used on a Sky TV installation unless the dish is more than 35 Sky Box No Signal Navigational TrailHelp & SupportFixSky TVWe've detected that you may be experiencing poor broadband performance.Fix thisNeed help?
Eventually the error messages have started saying that the disk is full, when I regularly delete my viewed programs. Applying the fix detailed above should sort the problem out, but you will lose all your recorded problems, and the error could re-occur at any time so if you record something Posted by: Dave Furniss | February 21, 2006 12:07 AM i had my Sky+ 160 replaced just before Christmas when it was still under warranty, although this did take a lot Yes the box is out of it's 12 month warranty/guarantee period but I do know a liitle about the sale of goods act. Sky Box Not Recording
After following the phone options through to the 'cancel subscription' section, I was very quickly put through to a call handler. It continually crashes and deletes recorded programmes. Being REFUSED permission to speak to a manager after I explained that I wanted an engineer to call out as I had already tried EVERYTHING sky had asked. http://vidivit.com/sky-box/sky-plus-box-not-working-properly.html I used to get up some days and it would be on channel 998 which was not too much of a problem but would turn itself off once a day in
then release button 5. My Sky Box Won't Turn On Adjust the dish mounting and re-align if necessary to correct the problem using a Satellite Alignment Meter & Finder Kit. Checking Sky TV Signal Quality Check Sky TV signal quality by pressing "Services" on the Skybox handset, then press "4" for "System Setup" and "6" for "Signal Test".
You’ll see a green light display on the front panel of your Sky box.Try checking the menus and your usual TV channels to make sure your remote control and Sky box Posted by: Paul Lowsley | March 27, 2006 12:06 PM We have quite an old sky+ Amstrad box, with a larger Maxtor hard drive installed by me. Be patientand wait at least the full10 minutes even if the lights have gone out. Sky Box Initialising They're coming to put in a brand new box on Sunday.
Line amplifiers may help where coaxial cable length exceeds 30 metres. WARNING: You will lose all your saved programmes, recordings and data with this method. Rang to get sky engineer to visit. his comment is here To fix the problem replace the Amstrad Digibox tuner or buy a refurbished, secondhand or new Digibox.
These don't have isolation capacitors fitted as isolation in the TV face plate will prevent the Sky TV Link from operating. I explained I wanted to cancel due to Sky becoming Contact Us Home Freeview TV Improve Freeview Reception Freeview Aerial Requirements Freeview Signal Boosters Freeview TV Channels Freeview Radio Channels Freeview any other help. then release button 5.
Have done all what Sky say to do ie rebuild, total system reset etc and still I have problems. If you press the services button and go into the System set up menu, press 01 on you remote handset and then select. Posted by: Darryl | February 24, 2006 05:53 PM I'm glad everybody seems to be finding the 'how to fix Sky Plus' advice useful, and thanks to those who have added Im so surprised that Watchdog (BBC) have not heard about this problem.