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List of UK Digibox Repairers

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by Fernsehman, Jan 12, 2003.

  1. Fernsehman

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    I found the following text in another forum. Thought it might be useful here. It says:

    I've done a little research in "Television" magazine and Internet web sites and came up with the following list of UK Sky Digibox repairers, which might be useful to everyone.

    They all appear to offer a fast mail-order repair service for around £50 (sometimes less for simple faults). Digifix and MCES definitely accept callers but I'm not sure about the rest. So, in alphabetical order:

    (01298) 73989 DIGIFIX in Buxton.
    (01793) 886333 Genserve in Swindon
    (01256) 841860 Horizon satellites in Basingstoke.
    (028) 6863 1449 Kesh Electrics in Northern Ireland
    (0161) 746 8037 MCES Ltd near Manchester
    (01271) 325888 Sky Digibox Repair Centre in Barnstaple
    (02866) 327293 Digi Repairs Eniskillen (UK & Ireland)
    Trade:
    (01633) 254050 Scan Digital

    I haven't seen a list like this anywhere else.
    They will *probably* repair non-Sky Digiboxes and ONdigital/Freeview boxes (but please ask). I know that Genserve specialises in Nokia and Grundig but can do other makes as well. As far as I can tell, these have all been in business for some years and none of them are "cowboys". However, I can't recommend any personally.

    Maybe the forum moderator could make this "sticky" so it's always available and people can add to it with recommendations?

    Sam

    (I emailed this guy "Sam" and he says it's OK to copy his list).
     
  2. Chris Muriel

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    MCES are very good. They fixed a C120-flanged twin satellite LNB for me for a tenner (these LNBs are unusual/non standard).

    They're about 5 miles from me - but I didn't realise they fixed $ky digiboxes ; I only know them as RF guys - easily capable of fixing the tuner of course.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester.
     
  3. Fernsehman

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    Just for the record, I heard that MCES were no longer fixing LNBs or VCR heads. Concentrating on Digibox repairs!

    Fman
     
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    Fernsehman, in view of the recent threads regarding faulty equipment it may be a good idea to resurect this thread and give people the benefit of it.
     
  5. Fernsehman

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    @ Lynx

    Well, that's why I suggested making it "sticky" in my original post. It's always going to be topical. I reckon that several hundred Digiboxes must go faulty each day, judging by the number of callouts handled by Sky.

    Fman
     
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    Have used scan before and they are quite good but they wont do warranty repairs so if the box is in warranty then dont use them, they will charge you.......
     
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    I've used MCES a couple of times for digibox tuners, work out about 12 quid plus postage for an exchange tuner board, both reconned units have worked flawlessly.
     
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    I've just heard that Digi Repairs in Enniskillen 02866327293 are now dealing with the trade and domestic. They are very good and they do Sky + repairs also.
     

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