on 04-12-2010 11:35 PM
my sky hd remote works fine then suddenly stops working completely.. ive changed the batteries and its not even 4 months old. if its left for an hour it will start working again. is there a solution that im not aware of?
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on 05-12-2010 06:38 AM
Try resetting the remote. Press 'tv', hold down 'select' and red together ( LED blinks twice ), key 999 ( LED blinks twice ). Then re-input the code for your tv. Please also be aware that screen radiation, backlighting, energy-saving lightbulbs, digiboxes being in glass cabinets, and direct sunlight can affect remote performance.
05-12-2010 08:47 AM - edited 05-12-2010 08:51 AM
OK. Try leaving the batteries out overnight. This will reset it anyway. Or if you've had it for less than a year, get onto Sky for a replacement.
on 06-12-2010 04:53 PM
Hi JTootill, as suggested it may need replaced depending on how often it happens. Often if an HD remote stops working taking one battery out and holding down select for 60 seconds before replacing the battery will fix it.
on 14-12-2010 09:42 AM
I'm not sure how taking one battery out and holding select for 60 secs works, but it did !! Why can't Sky tell us useful info like this...Happy Christmas !!
on 18-12-2010 09:59 PM
Firstly my sky box had red light on....could not do anything with it....tried turning off at socket and holding buttons as advised on this site....did not work...then pressed button on top of box and green light came on....i thought great fixed it...WRONG ....now remote did not work....read your instructions and thought this cannot work but i'll try it.....and hey presto its worked.......thank you very much ....you have probably just saved me from being ripped off by Sky.
on 27-12-2010 12:15 PM
MALCOLM IS THE MAIN MAIN!
I HAVE NEVER WORTE ANY THING IN A FORUM, BUT FELT THE NEED TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT
GOD SHOULD BLESS MALCOLM.
I WOULD NEVER BELIVE IN A MILLION YEARS THAT TAKING ONE BATTERY OUT AND HOLDING SELECT FOR 60 SECONDS WOULD WORK.
BUT WORKED LIKE A DREAM. I WAS JUST ABOUT TO BUY A REMOTE FROM TESCO FOR £20.
MALCOLM, WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND. YOU WILL BE REWARDED SOME HOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANKS A MILLION
on 29-12-2010 12:53 PM
cant believed this work im so happy, my remote stop working the other day, followed every ones answers but the one where you take 1 battery out and press the select button down for 60 seconds worked. im so amazed......