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    Sky Box

    Anybody had problems with Sky box.

    Keep getting freezing and stuttering picture. And the signal quality goes to zero, strength still at about 75%.

    Cleaned the card with some cotton wool and that cured it for a week.

    Same problems starting to come back.

    So any ideas what causes the problem, is it the card or the box terminals. Static, oxidisation on terminals, box is about 31/2 years old. (PACE)

    Like bit of input before calling Sky if people have had same problem.

    Cheers and Happy Christmas to all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Coupe
    Anybody had problems with Sky box.

    Keep getting freezing and stuttering picture. And the signal quality goes to zero, strength still at about 75%.

    Cleaned the card with some cotton wool and that cured it for a week.

    Same problems starting to come back.

    So any ideas what causes the problem, is it the card or the box terminals. Static, oxidisation on terminals, box is about 31/2 years old. (PACE)

    Like bit of input before calling Sky if people have had same problem.

    Cheers and Happy Christmas to all.

    Can't believe your posting this at the moment - you been living in my house ??

    The Sky engineer left our house about 1hr ago for this exact same problem. It's to do with the LMB on the end of the Sat Dish. It's faulty and needs replacing. If your warranty on your box has expired it's gonna cost ya £65.

    Phone Sky and book an engineer.

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    Ours did the same!!

    Our warrenty ran out about 3 weeks before it started to happen!! Typical!! We paid £65 (also gives you 3 months warrenty) and the box and the full system gets checked and changed if needs be. Our box and dish were knackered so both were changed, 2 weeks later the new box messed up as well, so we got another new one under warrenty.

    Service is very good IMO, I know you have to paqy but for the money it worked out ok.
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    So looks like a call to Sky then.

    Thanks.

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