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    Sky+ Box won't switch on through remote or box

    This is a discussion on Sky+ Box won't switch on through remote or box within the Sky+ forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; hi! Now i am having a rather sticky predicament with the good ol sky+ box which is now slowly turning ...

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      Question Sky+ Box won't switch on through remote or box

      hi!

      Now i am having a rather sticky predicament with the good ol sky+ box which is now slowly turning me insane!

      It's a Thomson box.... it wont turn on using the remote or the button on the front of the box! Its contantly stuck on the red standby light, which now flickers every2 mins or so and makes a strange sort of beeping noise.

      I've had it unplugged for hours overnight and tried it again this morning, no luck...

      I've also unplugged everything that goes into the sky box and tried that to no luck!

      If anyone could help that would be great, its my mum and dads box (i'm housesitting for them) and inevitabley get SS style questioning as to what i've done to break it! If you could put any ideas in words that an amateur such as myself could understand that would be great!!!

      Cheers!


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      Re: Sky+ Box won't switch on through remote or box

      Switch off at plug. Whilst holding down the "backup" button, turn it on and hold button until all LEDS light up. Release backup button whilst software update takes place and WAIT until it powers itself back on.

      If this doesn't work the first time repeat...

      If this doesn't work after repeated attempts, buy new one

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      Re: Sky+ Box won't switch on through remote or box

      Chances are it's a hard drive failure or a PSU problem.

      You can ring Sky and pay the 65 fee for an installer to come and swap it for a replacement or you could get the bits and do it yourself although this will cost more.

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      Re: Sky+ Box won't switch on through remote or box

      cheers guys, will give it a go when I get home from work.....

      Screw the 65, i'd rather take a beating from my old man for no reason than pay out for their new box LOL!!


      fingers crossed!

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      Re: Sky+ Box won't switch on through remote or box

      Looks like you won't be watching Sky then

     

     

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