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Wanted: 2nd Hand Sky+ Box

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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months agoFeedback:0 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
Wanted a 2nd hand skyplus box in Glasgow area-will pay £20
The hard drive on mine has finally failed so need replacement.
Most of glasgow is also a cable area, so there must be loads of no longer used boxes sitting around!
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months agoFeedback:0 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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#1
if its just the hdd why not replace the drive. or if the symptoms are skipping picture and sound (often mistaken for a hdd fault) then contact sky's CEO to get a free replacement
#2
The box is maybe 5 yrs old, hdd had begin to fail a few time and had reset and reformatted it, but all tricks no longer seem to work-I had guessed a while ago it was on its last legs.
If I cant just pick up a cheap 2nd hand one will phone sky, but from previous posts it seemed like they can be a bit funny about giving you a replacement cheaply.
#3
at that age i'd guess its a pvr1 so you're looking for a 40gig drive, probably a maxtor. takes about 5 mins to replace and reformat the drive. is it stuck in standby? as thats the most common dead drive symptom. even at that age you'd probably get a free replacement if it isn't dead but instead stutters on recordings. pop over to the fora at digitalspy and read the skipping sound threads. you might be lucky and its worth a punt. only cost you an email.
#4
Cheers, had been on digitalspy-thats how I managed to fix it 1st time!
But from my limited knowledge it seems dead now, it come on but wont record etc just system fault 06-0 / 10-7. But it had been stuttering, jamming, and rec beginning to break down for few months now so not suprise!
Any idea how much a hhd would cost?
#5
phone sky and mention that as you sky+ box is broken you are wanting to close down your account and move to virgin+ as the cost of a new sky+ box is way outside of your budget and the virgin+ box is free.. Hold out and you will get it for free.. they will initially try and sell you one for between £99-149, hold out and this will drop to £49.99 then hold out for even longer and it will become free... make sure you say plenty of that's too expensive and I cannot afford that at the moment.
#6
a new hdd will cost around 30 - 40 quid for about 300gig but you have to be careful of what drive you use. personally i would try the digitalspy method again and you'll probably get it for free

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