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    Sky HD box reboots at same time each day

    This is a discussion on Sky HD box reboots at same time each day within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; I have recently upgraded my Thomson SKY HD box with a 1TB hard drive, using the excellent tutorial on this ...

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      Sky HD box reboots at same time each day

      I have recently upgraded my Thomson SKY HD box with a 1TB hard drive, using the excellent tutorial on this site. All went well at first but within the last couple of weeks my SKY box has taken to rebooting itself in the evenings, always between 5 and 6 pm! It may be entirely unconnected with the new hard drive but I wonder whether anyone else has experienced this problem? The reboot never seems to happen at any other time of the day. I have tried the usual trick of forcing a software reload but that has not cured this strange behaviour. Any advice would be appreciated.


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      Re: Sky HD box reboots at same time each day

      When you installed the new hard drive, did you upgrade the power supply ? The extra load from the bigger drive may be pushing the power supply over the edge. The time it does it is probably due to the temperature in the house (cooking going on, etc).

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      Re: Sky HD box reboots at same time each day

      Sky went through a period of spontaneous rebooting on Thomson boxes several months ago. They were good enough to admit to a problem due to "broadcast system issues". This was around the time that the new EPG was being readied for rollout. Obviously that is no longer the case with Thomson boxes. But a broadcast issue is one possible reason.

      As Old_nick has said, you may have a PSU problem. Try disabling Sky Anytime and Instant Rewind for a while and see if that helps. It'll take some load off the PSU.
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