Is my SKY Box dead?

SanPedro

Well-known Member
Picture just went on it the other night. There is just a red light showing on the front (It's a Pace box BTW). Cant get anything to happen by pressing any of the buttons on the front - tried unplugging and waiting 10minutes. Not a sausage.

It was a replacement box that a SKY engineer fitted last year. Bloody typical that it conked out a couple of weeks out of the 6month warranty period. :mad:

Are these things worth fixing or am I better off paying SKY £60 to repair/replace the box. Seems to have very poor reliability IMHO.

Or am I better off buying a 2nd hand SKY+ box?

Chris
 

Nick_UK

Banned
It might just be the hard disk that has died - listen very carefully to the box while it's starting - can you hear clicking noises ?

If it is the hard disk that has died, you could change it yourself for about £40, or spend a bit more for a 160-200Gb drive. Full instructions on how to do this can be found on the Hummer website.
 

SanPedro

Well-known Member
Thanks for the reply Nick, but it's it's just a bog standard SKY box, not a SKY+ box.

So I guess it can't be a disk problem then...

Any other ideas?


Chris
 

Nick_UK

Banned
Sorry, when you talked about buying a 2nd hand Sky+ box, I thought it was to replace one you already had. You can pick up 2nd-hand Sky boxes on Ebay for a song - it's not really worth getting it repaired.
 

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