Replacing Sky Box

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by Just_Dabbling, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. Just_Dabbling

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    A friend's sky box has got a little warm and now will not turn back on.

    He's spoken to Sky and they rekon that it will cost £65 quid call out if they can fix it, and if not, he'll have to buy a new box.

    Can anyone advise, can you buy a new box privatly, if so where, and what do you have to when you get it for Sky to sort it out ?

    Or, has anyone else had this problem, the red light comes on, but it will not come out of standby.

    Any help would be very much appreciative
     
  2. gbmitie

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    U should mention the maker, ie PACE, AMSTRAD, PANA, GRUNDIG and then the model number as this will give its age. Details are on back of box.

    Buy a second hand box, look on ebay, free ads, local ads, then when u get it just ring SKY and say u want card transferrred to new box, sky will ask for box serial no and card no. Then away u go.

    Buy a Pana, PACE, Grundig, ignore amstrad.

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    Thanks, I'll advise, didn't realise is that simple to get Sky to transfer.

    Martin
     
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    Apart from Panasonic, most models have their Model Number underneath. Certainly Grundig and Pace do and I'm fairly sure I saw a label underneath an Amstrad, too.

    BTW for £65 callout the Sky ladder monkey will give you a reconditioned Digibox (3 month warranty) which will probably be no more than 2 years old. You don't have to buy a new one. This is just Sky sales talk.

    The Amstrads are excellent boxes. The early DRX100 got itself a bad name because the tuner had a design fault but most DRX100s have already had the tuner module replaced by now and going VERY cheaply. Later models are faster to change channel of course.

    If you want a new one, I noticed a special offer here. Nowhere near as cheap as a used one but you get a 12 month guarantee.

    And "gbmitie" was quite right about getting Sky to authorise the card in the new box. No problemo.

    Fman
     

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