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    Default Skybox remote stopped responding

    Can anybody please help? My sky box remote stopped working for some reason, still get the red light when pressing buttons but nothing happens with the box. Tried restarting by unplugging the box, but still no good.

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    Default Re: Skybox remote stopped responding

    Use your phone camera to prove the IR is still working. Point your camera at the infrared led on the remote and press a button, you should see it light up. Unfortunately I haven't got a similar test to see if the receiver is actually receiving it but it should rule out the remote being faulty.

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    Default Re: Skybox remote stopped responding

    change the batteries
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    Default Re: Skybox remote stopped responding

    Most probs batteries or sensor stuffed, as above look at the lens at the end of the control via a camera and see if the lens flashes when buttons pressed.

    Also try someone else's remote to eliminate the stb at fault.

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    Default Re: Skybox remote stopped responding

    Thanks for help guys, tried all above without any joy, plugged it in today and works fine! Mystery?

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    Default Re: Skybox remote stopped responding

    It happens.

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    Default Re: Skybox remote stopped responding

    Lol I actually thought when he said skybox he was talking about a F5S.

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    Default Re: Skybox remote stopped responding

    Probably got the update for HD channel pairing

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    Default Re: Skybox remote stopped responding

    Quote Originally Posted by beerman View Post
    Use your phone camera to prove the IR is still working. Point your camera at the infrared led on the remote and press a button, you should see it light up. Unfortunately I haven't got a similar test to see if the receiver is actually receiving it but it should rule out the remote being faulty.
    like this guy said .. Point it a camera

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    ebay £4
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    Default Re: Skybox remote stopped responding

    Put it in the Freezer will work ok if you leave it in a week.

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