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Amstrad digibox Box is stuck with power light red. I have been to sky and they have downloaded software still stuck at red. Seems like I need a new box.

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If you have had new software downloaded on the box and it still dont work then you will need a new box. have you tried a system download if not then take your viewing card out the sky box then take the power lead out count to ten. then wilst pushing the backup button on the front of the sky box plug the sky box back in keeping the backup button pressed , wait till the on screen message says sytstem download do not disconnect from mains blaa blaa take your finger off the backup button and wait till the tv screen goes blank. give it about 60 seconds then try turning the sky box back on this should work.

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I work for sky as an Engineer (not a subby)

HDCP is the encryption sent down when a program is transmitted. Over the years I have had several jobs where this is the case.
What you can do to fix the problem is Download update for your sony bravia telly this will fix the problem. There is another solution, if you get another engineer out ask him to put a different manufacturers box in..... Sky HD is made by Thomson, samsung, pace, Amstrad,
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SOFTWARE RESET
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This is useful if your disk usage percentage doesn't go down even after clearing programmesfilms off.

The following is offered on an ADVICE only basis, take care when making changes:

WARNING following this advice is totally at your discretion and anything which happens to your digibox as a result is your responsibility, not mine. You will lose all recorded programmes from your Sky+ Planner.

Sky tech support can talk you through performing a system restore over the phone. To do this yourself, press 'services' on your Sky plus remote, then select option 4. Next press 0, 1, select - you should now see the engineer's menu. Choose option 8, 'Full System Reset'. The box will now take a few minutes to reset itself

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If you've not been so lucky, you'll have to get Sky to fix it for you. Some people report that if you ask to cancel your subscription Sky sometimes offer a free callout to fix the problem - you're more valuable to them as a paying customer than the cost of an engineer callout

Sky customer service's (seemingly unpublished) freephone number. You need to dial 0800 731 6965, then option 2, option 4 March 9, Sky have closed this Freephone number
HARDWARE RESET
Copied from http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=484098

Full System Reset via front panel:
  1. Remove power at mains.
  2. Hold LEFT+RIGHT.
  3. Apply power, wait for ring to light.
  4. Release LEFT+RIGHT, press SELECT.
  5. Ring cycles backwards while disk is quick formatted.
  6. If format sucessful PLAY lights up, if not RECORD lights up.
  7. Box goes into standby - wait 30 seconds are wake it up.

Warning: Full System Reset deletes all your recordings and planner entries.

Good luck!

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