HD box dead again


Standard Member
:mad: Ok this is the second time now just rang sky and they are sending someone out on wed but this weekend I was was looking to upgrade my box.

What would happen if the hard drive magically disappeared? ;)


Active Member
I'd guess you'd be charged the full amount for the replacement HD Unit (and possibly a service call) plus Sky wouldn't be too happy with you. Sky would find out that the unit had been opened when the manufacturer pops it open to diagnose the fault, the serial number on your faulty box could be cross referenced back to your account, so they'd know who removed the disk from the HD Box. I'd say the likelihood is that you'd be caught out. Disks are disturbingly cheap, get a qualifying amount of posts in on this forum and you get free shipping from Scan :)


Standard Member
Its not the cost (I have already order a 1tb drive) but the content, I know about copy+ but thats no good to me till the weekend.

I guess all is lost :(


Active Member
You can use copy plus to copy the conents of you old drive to your PC. You don't have to copy the lot, just choose the programmes that you want to keep. Then at the weekend copy from your PC to the new 1TB drive.


Active Member
My box went doo-lally on the weekend.
It's not the first time either.

It just shuts down and nothing works on it, no remote control acknowledgement LED light or anything.

What I have found is to get it back working I just press and hold the Standby button on the top/front for about 15 seconds, the HDD then spins up and about 10-20 seconds later it responds to the remote and all is fine again.

Must be a similar issue to Windoze BSOD which necessitates a reboot of the PC :rolleyes:

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