Which is broken, my hard disc or input 2?

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  1. Jules

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    My 2nd Sky+ box, a V2, shows 'system fault' on screen when I press the record button. It also shows nothing in the Sky+ planner.

    I rang Sky, and after taliking me through the 'housekeeping' procedure (which I already knew how to do) it still didn't work.
    They want to charge me £65 for an engineer.... on your bike!!! :devil:

    I then did a forced software download which didn't work either.

    On the signal test screen, there's no signal to input 2.
    So, I switched the input 1 and 2 cables round and there's still no signal to input 2.... so I guess its not the LNB.

    That leaves 2 possible problems....

    1) input 2 on the receiver is broken

    or

    2) the hard disc is broken.

    Would a hard disc failure cause input 2 to disappear? or does it sound more like a broken input 2?
    If it'll fix it, I'd rather install a new hard disc myself than have an engineer call out.

    can anyone help please?
     
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    Had the very same problem this morning, did a forced sortware update followed by a full system restore this did the trick, hope this helps.
     
  3. Jules

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    I'd already done a forced software download and a full system reset and it didn't fix it.

    I opened it up, and the HD was very, very hot... I mean so hot it was almost melting the lid!!
    I took this as a sign that it wasn't well and popped down to PC world for a replacement.

    I picked up a Samsung SP1203N (120 G) for £59, and haveb just installed it.

    It now works flawlessly ! :thumbsup:

    So, for less than the cost of an engineer call out (who'd probably then have charged me more for any replacement part), I've fixed it myself and got a much bigger hard drive in the process :clap: .
     
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    Nice on Jules.

    I had same prob with my V1 Sky+ box a few months ago. Swapped out HD and it was fixed. Sent faulty one back to Maxtor and was replaced under Maxtor warranty. :clap:
     

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