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Do I really need a call out?

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by Steveford77, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. Steveford77

    Steveford77
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    Hi

    I have a v1 box. Upgraded to 160GB disk. Everything fine until recently when we got the dreaded 17 min bug. So today I did the full system reset.

    Now it says System Fault and won't record. The 2nd LNB signal and strength indicators are zero.

    Rang Sky who told me that if that message comes up after a FSR then the box must be faulty. £65 for a call out and replacement.

    And I will have to put the old disk in before they come.

    Is there anything that anyone suggests that I could try?

    Thanks

    Steve
     
  2. johndon

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    I guess you've tried swapping the inputs round?

    2nd input strength and quality indicators being zero are often a symptom of hard disk problems.

    John
     
  3. davej

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    Sounds like a dead disc, put the old one back in and do a full system reset, see it if returns to life.
     
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    Thanks

    The trouble is that the original disk was knackered!

    Spose a better bet would be to get a new hard disk rather than a call out? But then if its not the disk....

    How could I test the disk by putting it in my pc?

    Thanks

    Steve
     

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