Dismiss Notice
Attention AVForums app / Tapatalk users
Sadly GDPR means that, from 25th, we can no longer offer access to AVForums via the branded app or Tapatalk.
Click here for more information.

Series 1 sky+ power issue

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by firstwave, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. firstwave

    firstwave
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi,

    I have a series 1 pace sky+ box (upgraded hard drvie when I first bought it) . All been working fine until this morning.

    This morning the box is stuck on standby no matter whay I do.

    I have tried the following:

    1. Forced update (power+backup) - all lights light - screen shows usual update screen - update finishes - still stuck in standby.

    2. Try no hard drive - only get standby

    3. Different Hard drive (tried 3) - only get standby.

    4. Factory Reset (left/right for 30+ secs on power up until play indicator lights, then select) - problem here is that no matter how long I hold the buttons (tries upto 2 mins) no lights light up except for standby.

    So, system update works and outputs to display, so guess video circuits ok - fans works when updating, hard drive spins on boot - but no matter what I do, all i get is the little red standby light.

    Can anyone give any help?

    Thanks

    Darren
     
  2. johndon

    johndon
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2002
    Messages:
    1,975
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings:
    +108
    My, unmodified, v1 box got stuck in standby and I tried everything to sort it out with no luck. Eventually got a replacement, v2 box, from Sky.

    John
     
  3. Jules

    Jules
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2000
    Messages:
    5,581
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Ratings:
    +1,039
    Sounds like a software problem to me, and therefore Sky's fault.
    I'll bet hundreds of people have paid for a new box when their old one isn't faulty, yet sky will always blame hardware and then expect you to pay to repare/replace it.

    The problem is proving it. Not all V1 boxes are the same, and I wonder if anyone else has suddenly encountered this problem.

    Not much help I know, but maybe you shouldn't be too hasty in replacing your box. I don't trust sky.
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice