Sky digibox and FTV card NOK in FRANCE

whatsthis

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#1
Hi

I'm using an amstrad sly box and ftv card and I lost my signal on the digibox last night. When I did a signal test both the strength and the gain were zero. The dish is ok as I plugged in my FTA box and it works great.

Is it nackered or has something changed as I know ITV went to fta at the same time.
 
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#2
ITV decrypting (O happy day!) just means you can pull the viewing card out, and still get it. This shouldn't cause any other problems, so offhand, I'd say it's just a coincidence.

It should certainly not in any way make the received signal disappear (there's no cause and effect mechanism, whereby this could happen!).

Try the usual, ie briefly depowering box then repowering. If you're still getting nothing, do a "system test" (some internal checking), then you're looking at the cable connection to lnb, or has the dish moved, or is the lnb maybe broken?

(I think that's sound, others will "shout" if i've missed something obvious ...!).
 

Zorba

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#3
Then try someone elses working box in your house and see if that works,or yours in theirs etc.faulty tuner or power supply in amstrads is common.
 

whatsthis

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#4
Thanks for your help

The problem has now progressed. So I've started a new thread.
 

whatsthis

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#5
Hi

I'm having problems with my sky digibox and FTV card. Everything worked great until the other night when ITV changed to FTA. Now when I switch on the amstrad 400 box the green telephone light comes on and then the standby light goes red and nothing happens.
I've checked the dish and cable with another box it's ok. When I try the FTV card in my dreambox it doesn't work for CH4&5. So I think the card it disactivated.
As I live in France I can not plug in a phone line to check it.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

rolfw

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#6
Sounds like the box has had it, only thing to do is look in the dreambox section and get it working with the FTV card, or get yourself a new digibox.
 

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#7
Thanks to you all for your replies - your right rolfw it does appear to be the box. I've got the SLY FTV card working on the DB.
I now have a panasonic 30 digibox and an amstrad digibox both nackered.

Can anyone recommend a good digibox that lasts longer than the efin viewing card.
 

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#8
I have been using the Pace 430 box for a year and have never had any problems with it, other than the freezing picture once or twice. You can get them new and quite cheap from ebay. Good luck...
 

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#9
Thanks cupart I'll take a look.
 

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#11
Hi Mate,
just a thought as no one has mentioned it-
have you tried to reset the skybox, with mine (one of the original Pace models) a hard reset generaly sorts out most things. I recently started using mine again (as you know after 7020 went belly-up again) and downloaded new stuff and noticed that the operating software had changed after many years.

I'm sure you know but on the Pace-
un plug
hold down "backup" button and repower
wait for onscreen message- "downloading blah blah 10 minutes etc"
release button
Have cuppa
turn on and (en Francaise) LOTO!!!

Regards,
Tiggy.

PS pls send me a PM of where you are in France, we may be close.
see my profile.
:eek:
 
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