Static

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  1. arn

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    Hi Folks

    My Sky box suffers a lot from the build up of static and needs to be shut down every week to get it running normally. Does anyone know if there are any anti static mats for av equipment?
    I allready use the iso plugs to isololate the electric which does produce a clearer picture, But they dont help with the static.
     
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    This makes no sense. Static electricity builds up only on insulating materials. It certainly can't exist on a metal box.

    Why does your Sky box "need to be shut down every week"? (Don't get technical, just describe the symptoms).

    Also, what's the make and model?
     
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    It's a pace (don't have the model atm as the mrs is watching tv) as for the symptoms there is only 1 and that is it will stop receiving commands from any of my remotes (new batteries tried) until i turn the sky box off for a while then back on again.
    Yeah i know i could do it manually but im a lazy git :)
     
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    There are various causes and none involve static electricity:

    Mains borne interference.
    Infra-red interference.
    Faulty Digibox.

    The only thing you can try is to force a software download. If that doesn't help then eliminate those three possibilities.
     
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    how do you force a software download?
     

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