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    Armstrad Sky+ box freezes

    This is a discussion on Armstrad Sky+ box freezes within the Sky+ forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; Hi, I've got an Armstrad DRX280 Sky+ box, and two or three times per week, it freezes/locks up. Sometimes when ...

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      Armstrad Sky+ box freezes

      Hi,

      I've got an Armstrad DRX280 Sky+ box, and two or three times per week, it freezes/locks up.

      Sometimes when the box is frozen, the red remote light on the box flashes in response to commands from the remote control, and after a short time (30 seconds to a minute) it executes all the commands it received while it was frozen.

      Other times when the box freezes, the red light does not flash in response to commands from the remote control, and the only way to get the box working again is to pull the power cord out of the back and then plug it back in.

      I'm planning to move house in the next 2 months. When I contact Sky about moving, I'm going to see if they'll give me a new box to replace this one (I've had it for 16 months). Does anyone think this is particularly likely? Even if you don't think it's likely they'll give me a new box, is there a particular Sky+ box that is more reliable than any other?

      Thanks for any advice.


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      Re: Armstrad Sky+ box freezes

      I have the same thing hapning to me, I have the same box

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      Re: Armstrad Sky+ box freezes

      Quote Originally Posted by rickflair View Post
      I have the same thing hapning to me, I have the same box
      Sounds like a failing hard drive, easy to change and sorted mine out over a year ago.

     

     

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