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    box keeps switching off

    This is a discussion on box keeps switching off within the Asking for help forums, part of the Broadband Technical Help category; my old (9 years) Amstrad box has suddenly developed a mind of its own. We have started to get a ...

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      box keeps switching off

      my old (9 years) Amstrad box has suddenly developed a mind of its own. We have started to get a signal from Sky to say that the box is going into backup mode, even when we are in the middle of watching a movie. On other occasions, the picture sticks as a still frame but the sound is OK. Sometimes the box will not react to anything and we have to turn it off for 10 mins. Is this a "terminal" case ?? Can we buy a second hand box or do we need new? Help!


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      Re: box keeps switching off

      Look on e-bay the're are selling for 15+, you could also take the plunge for Sky+ or HD.

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      Re: box keeps switching off

      Sky did the same to my digibox ! The cure is to press "Services" on your Sky remote, scroll down to 5 Autostandby and press Select. With the side buttons you can then switch this facility "Off".
      Highlight "Save Settings" and press Select.
      Worked for me

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      Re: box keeps switching off

      thanks to both responses - this forum rocks
      who needs pro tekkies when we have smart folk with far too much time on their hands ! just kidding!

     

     

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