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    Digibox died-Can i replace it with a 2nd hand one?

    This is a discussion on Digibox died-Can i replace it with a 2nd hand one? within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; My original SKY Digital digibox died this afternoon after 10+ years of service,Lol. It was randomly switching on/off, with a ...

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      Digibox died-Can i replace it with a 2nd hand one?

      My original SKY Digital digibox died this afternoon after 10+ years of service,Lol.
      It was randomly switching on/off, with a frozen picture. And now is totally dead(no lights)

      Can i just get a replacement off ebay?
      Or do i need to buy one through Sky(who would probably want 100-200 for another box), seeing as mine is a tad out of warranty.

      Will i need the same make/model box, or can i use any(with my viewing card in)?

      Cheers


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      Re: Digibox died-Can i replace it with a 2nd hand one?

      No you can get one from where you like, but you will have to ring Sky to have the viewing card reauthorised with the new box.
      Pity you are going to get rid of it, my original 1998 Pace is still going strong after a power supply repair kit fit.

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      Re: Digibox died-Can i replace it with a 2nd hand one?

      My old Thomson box died a couple of months ago.

      Got a new shape Thomson from ebay for 30 + 7.99 p+p.

      Must admit i haven't phoned Sky to get the card married to the box, but it works fine at the moment.

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      Re: Digibox died-Can i replace it with a 2nd hand one?

      So it'll work without ringing Sky first?

      Brian69-This was a Panasonic box, i think Sky only supplied Pace and Panasonic when they first launched Digital.

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      Re: Digibox died-Can i replace it with a 2nd hand one?

      So it'll work without ringing Sky first?
      Mine works ok, but i don't have movies or sports just the family pack.

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      Re: Digibox died-Can i replace it with a 2nd hand one?

      Hmm, ok, cheers.
      I have everything, so im not sure it'll work.

      Do Sky have any problems switching the card over? Or do they do it no questions asked?

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      Re: Digibox died-Can i replace it with a 2nd hand one?

      They don't make a drama out of it.

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      Re: Digibox died-Can i replace it with a 2nd hand one?

      Quote Originally Posted by Adam86 View Post
      Hmm, ok, cheers.
      I have everything, so im not sure it'll work.
      In that case I'd ring them up and politely ask for a replacement free of charge. If they refuse I'd tell them I'm going to cancel and see what happens.
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