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My Sky box has a "no signal message" - what do I do?

My Sky box has a "no signal message" - what do I do?

My Sky box has a  no signal message  - what do I do?
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If you are getting the message "no signal" this would indicate that there is a problem with the signal from your dish into your box. Even without a card inserted into a Sky Digibox, if there is a signal, you will always get Sky Guide and the free channels.

Try powering off your box, remove the card, check carefully the cables, especially the connection to the dish, reapply the power and then when asked to insert your card you should then be able to see (for example) Sky News on 501 and the BBC News channel on 503.

Once you can see any channel, reinsert your card. This should, after about one minute, give you the channels you expect, such as 103, 104 and 105.

There are three ways you can attempt to reset your box. Please see What can my do when my Sky Digibox says 'No Signal' ?.

If you continue to get "No signal", you dish may have been misaligned, or there may be a fault with the cables and connectors, or a problem with the Digibox. You can see the signal strength by pressing SERVICES, then 4-SYSTEM SETUP and 6-SIGNAL STRENGTH.

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017
10:24 AM

hello,while watching free to air sky channels,my picture went off,saying no satilite sigma; is being received,error 29,checked in the other room, the same,ive tunened it off,waited turned back on, no signal, coukl sky have urned my signal off by mistake,i do not pay for any channels asi pay it in my service chargei

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paul's 1 post GB
8:43 PM

paul: Sky can't turn off any free to air channels. If it is affecting two different boxes then you have a fault with either your dish or cabling. Start by turning off each Sky box at the mains and unscrew the satellite cables at the back and check that there are no strands of the outer screening braid touching the inner connector causing a short circuit, then reconnect the cables and turn each box back on and wait 5-10 minutes for the box to go through its startup process. If your channels haven't returned then follow the route of the cables from the box to the dish, looking for any signs of damage.

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StevensOnln1's 1,015 posts Gold Gold GB
Saturday, 22 July 2017
ian thomas
3:25 PM

i watch freeview through my sky dish but cant get subscirbed bt sportsince i had a a new sky hd box its say i have the wrong card.

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ian thomas's 1 post GB
7:22 PM

ian thomas: You don't watch Freeview through a Sky dish as Freeview is broadcast from ground based transmitters which are received via an aerial on the roof (or sometimes in the loft) and cannot be received by a Sky dish (which receives signals broadcast from satellites orbiting above the equator). I think you really mean that you are using the Freesat from Sky service (i.e. a Sky box without a subscription). Have you tried pairing your viewing card with the new box from the menu? Have you tried contacting BT's customer services?

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StevensOnln1's 1,015 posts Gold Gold GB
Saturday, 11 November 2017
gill martin
3:14 PM

i have used my old skybox to watch the freeview channels but now it has a no signal message and i am receiving nothing at all.i have tried going through the standby procedure and also taking everything apart and checking it procedure. i have checked the cables outside the house from the box to the dish and there are no problems with the cables. Help please and Thanks

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