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What can I do when my Sky Digibox says 'No Signal' or 'Technical fau

What can I do when my Sky Digibox says 'No Signal' or 'Technical fault'?

What can I do when my Sky Digibox says 'No Signal' or &
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How to Reset a Sky Digibox when 'No Signal' appears.

Reset method 1 - Delete and Rescan

  1. Turn the power off at the mains socket. Either do this by pulling the plug from the socket, or using a power switch if there is one.

  2. Remove the viewing card from the machine. Using a dry cloth or kitchen roll, clean the gold connector on the reverse of the card. Do not use any cleaning products.

  3. Check cables and connectors are in good order.
  4. Wait for at least 30 seconds.
  5. With the card still out of the machine, plug the Digibox back into the mains.
  6. Ignore all the messages, and wait for around a minute.
  7. Try 101 for BBC One, 102 for BBC Two and 103 for ITV-1.
  8. Insert viewing card, wait a few seconds.
  9. Check 104 for Channel 4 and 105 for five.


Reset Method 2 - Reset the LNB

If the above method does not work, the LNB may have a fault.
  1. Press the [SERVICES] button and then press [4] [0] [1] then [SELECT]

    On Sky HD, press the [SERVICES] button and then press [0] [0] [1] then [SELECT]

    Press the buttons in the sequence above exactly - do not atttempt to use [UP] or [DOWN]. Note that when you press the second 0 and 1 nothing happens on the screen until you press the final [SELECT]. This is a "hidden menu".



  2. Then press [1] to go to the RF output menu.
  3. Press [DOWN] three times to highlight the line 22Khz Command and then press [RIGHT] to change the value to [OFF].
  4. Press [DOWN] and [SELECT] to select Save New Settings.
  5. Press [SKY].
  6. Again press [SERVICES], [4], [0], [1], [SELECT]; then [1] again for the LNB Menu. (SERVICES 0 0 1 SELECT for Sky HD).
  7. Now press the [RED] button (reset all settings), then [DOWN] until you can select Save New Settings again.
  8. Press [SKY].


Reset Method 3 - Upgrade the system software

If there are still problems:

  1. Turn the Digibox off at the mains again and remove the viewing card.
  2. Whilst holding down the BACKUP key on the Digibox - NOT ON THE REMOTE - turn the mains power on.
  3. Keep hold of BACKUP until the screen displays a "UPGRADING SYSTEM SOFTWARE" message – this will be white text on a black screen. On some boxes this can appear as a half screen.

  4. Wait 10 to 20 minutes for the software to download and install. The box will restart when the process is complete.
  5. Ignore all the messages, and wait for around a minute.
  6. Try 101 for BBC One, 102 for BBC Two and 103 for ITV-1.
  7. Insert viewing card, wait a few seconds.
  8. Check 104 for Channel 4 and 105 for five.


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Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Briantist
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11:32 AM

Jason Stone: I shall be making a new page today to ensure that this information is as clear as possible.

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Briantist
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11:32 AM

Mark Aberfan Aerials: Apolgies, I should have linked to this one Buy Quad Output Sky/Sky+ LNB at Argos.co.uk - Your Online Shop for Free to air satellite.
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Jason Stone
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7:18 PM

Brian can you take a look at this ... PACE SKY PLUS FREESAT PVR - RECORD WITH NO SUBSCRIPTION on eBay (end time 22-Mar-11 19:04:06 GMT) tell me if it will work....I have a Sky Card which I purchased for £20 when they updated their systems a little under a year ago. But I am not sure if that will work.

Just to be on the safe side ....can I still use it for normal reception before I get a second Cable ?

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Briantist
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7:39 PM

Jason Stone: No, you want a FREESAT+HD box, not a Sky box. As in Google .

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Jason Stone
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8:43 PM

I get the impression I am getting on your nerves.... I hope not. I am reluctant to shell out the extra for a HD Box since I don't have a HD TV. As I said the main thing is to record without subscription which this claims to do. Thanks for taking a look.

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Mark Aberfan Aerials
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11:14 PM

Hi jason,

What Brian say's is true freesat+ is the safest most legal option, However what this ebay item claims to do is what many ex sky subscribers would kill for, If you have the money to speculate then go for it & let us know how you get on ! My main concern is that sky would download some software into the box (via the dish) that would defete the mods made to the box leaving you back at square one.

Mark Aberfan Aerials

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Thursday, 3 March 2011
Briantist
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6:13 AM

Jason Stone: You are not "getting on my nerves", I am, as Mark Aberfan Aerials says, trying to stop you being ripped off.

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Jason Stone
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7:41 AM

And you are doing a fine job thankyou Brian.

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Mark Aberfan Aerials
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9:54 AM

Hi all,

Ive just looked into this & it appears this hack has been running since 08. I cannot vouch for the guy selling the boxes as i simply dont know about him but i would say that if its still working 3 years later, then the hack seems pretty stable.


Mark Aberfan Aerials

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Briantist
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10:04 AM

Mark Aberfan Aerials: I'll have to email Sky and see what they think...

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