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Sky+ Remote control indicator / remote functions in Sky+ box - not working!

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by dave_myth_magic, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. dave_myth_magic

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    Hi All,

    I am looking for advice and to see if anybody else has had the following problem: -

    1) The Sky+ remote control seems to be working fine.... i.e. The red light at the top of the control comes on whenever a button is pressed

    2) The Sky+ box end it is a very different story!!

    I have an Amstrad v2 box (I think) and what happened is that: -
    a). The box froze up
    b). I disconnected and reconnected the power to reboot the box
    c). This worked, as the picture / channels all came back up
    d). Problem is the remote no longer seems to be connected to the Sky+box at all
    e) You can press any button at all and no remote receive light ever comes on at the box end, nor does anything happen! (I.e. Select "Box office" on remote nothing happens on screen, select "Services" on remote and nothing happens on screen etc etc.)

    Has anyone else had the same problem or has an idea??

    I will be phoning up Sky tomorrow but thought I'd ask the forum first, as I do not want to get fobbed off by Sky!!

    Thanks

    Dave
     
  2. Bluevanman

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    First thing to do is make sure the remote is not in TV mode.Press the blue Sky button and try again.If this doesn't work the IR receiver in the box has probably failed.
     
  3. John

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    I'd have tried leaving the batteries out overnight ,to reset the remote .
    It supposedly only takes 10 mins to reset the remote (little sticker under the cover suggests it) But I'd bet when your waiting for it ,it would take much longer :devil: .
    Sky remotes are a basic one4all iirc . Have you tried a search ?

    John
     
  4. jason_n

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    if you have a mobile phone with a camera, turn on the camera, point the remote into the camera and press the any button, if your remote is working you will see a white light(invisible to naked eye,but shows up through camera). if you see the white light when pressing the remote you know the remote is fine and its your box, no white light then remote is faulty.
     
  5. Cynthia 7

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    A very useful tip, Jason, I've made a note of that.

    Thank you for sharing it with us.
     
  6. chachi

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    jason_n - methinks that could just be 'most amazing and useful post' of the year :smashin:
     
  7. saint123

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    I had the same problem as dave myth magic...the R/C would not even work
    magic eye...power reset got box working ok on front panel ...I tried the advice re removing batteries which I did for approx 3 hours and hey presto
    R/C working again... :thumbsup:
     

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