My Sky box has a "no signal message" - what do I do?
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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If you are a SKY subscriber and the equipment is over 12 months old, it is up to you to get the problem fixed. As BOTH boxes have a problem, I would suggest the problem is with your dish (may require re-alignment/new LNB) - although older Thomson/Grundig SKY boxes had bad power supplies which fail (usually with the loss of SOME channels, eventually giving a "No Sat signal being recieved" error message. these power supplies can be repaired (I've done a couple myself). Hope this is of some help.
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I've got a sky + box and a sky hd box.
The sky hd box is working fine but the sky + box has no satellite signal on the screen when i go to certain channels e.g sky sports.
channels 101, 102, 103 etc are fine but when i go to the "extra" channnels then i get the message.
Any tips would be welcome?
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