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10th April 2013 retune for Winter Hill, Keighley transmitters and relays
To allow for the launch later this year of 4G mobile broadband, changes are being made to some digital TV transmitters. Many viewers in the North West of England (as well as parts of Yorkshire and the Midlands) will have to retune after 6am on 10th April 2013 to continue to receive certain Freeview TV and radio channels.
Try switching off the box at the mains socket, wait at least 2 minutes and then switch the mains socket on again. Then try bringing the box into use again with the remote control.
Sometimes the electronics inside gets confused and needs to be restarted, as suggested above.
Hope that helps. If not then please post back here with details of the equipment (such as make and model number).
Ann Morris: MikeP has some excellent advice, but in my experience, if a remote is not working (and the main unit is), its one of three things. You've already changed the batteries, so thats the first one. The second is to check that there is no muck on the emitter or the reciever - just make sure that the bit at the front has no duct, etc.
The third problem is that its broken! How you find this out is by getting a digital camera, and taking a photo while pressing one of the buttons (for chaning channel, for instance), pointing the remote at the camera. When you look at the photo, the infra red signal should appear as a little light/blueish flash at the front of the remote.
If there is no flash, then its broke, and frankly, you'll just going to have to replace it. There are plenty of companies on the net, and of course ebay. Have a look at the back of the remote, it should have some sort of parts code (the manual often has this info as well) - then Google it and off you go. Sony ones, etc might be about £30, possibly cheaper.
friendlyfairy: Without knowledge of your location, preferably in the form of postcode, it isn't possible to make any suggestions. If you don't wish to give your own then one of a nearby property such as that of a shop.
Knowledge of what you've tried would be helpful as it would mean we wouldn't suggest you do it again and it may also be helpful to homing in on a solution.