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Is anyone still experiencing problems on 1 Tb box? My recordings failed yesterday and the fan noise is driving me mad.

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@Sally54 wrote:

Is anyone still experiencing problems on 1 Tb box? My recordings failed yesterday and the fan noise is driving me mad.


https://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Sky-Q/Noisy-box-again-Sorry/td-p/2814428/page/7

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My sky box is awful. I can't bare to be in the same room as it.

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I have a 1TB Sky Q box. After my last post I rang SKY and they said they were not aware of noise issues with the Q boxes however sent engineers out who agreed very noisy and replaced the box. Whilst not perfect this box is definitely quieter although he had to try more than 1 box. 

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@Sally54 wrote:

I have a 1TB Sky Q box. After my last post I rang SKY and they said they were not aware of noise issues with the Q boxes however sent engineers out who agreed very noisy and replaced the box. Whilst not perfect this box is definitely quieter although he had to try more than 1 box. 


Given the bug in the 1TB box and the lack of a time-frame for when it's going to be fixed, I'd have asked to be swapped with a 2TB box.
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Ours has been noisy from day1 - and it seemed clear that it was a design fault as so many people complain. I have three copper heatsinks resting on top which quieten it down a bit but it is still annoying..

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@skyowl wrote:

Ours has been noisy from day1 - and it seemed clear that it was a design fault as so many people complain. I have three copper heatsinks resting on top which quieten it down a bit but it is still annoying..


Do you have a 1TB or 2TB box? The 1TB box had a firmware bug that causes the fan to run constantly.

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I forgot to say this is the base box. (1TB IIRC).. it does have the latest update

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@skyowl wrote:

I forgot to say this is the base box. (1TB IIRC).. it does have the latest update


There appears to have been a bug in the software update sent out in October that’s causes the fan to run all the time, hopefully it’ll be resolved at the next update 

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@skyowl wrote:

I forgot to say this is the base box. (1TB IIRC).. it does have the latest update


You have three choices to deal with the noise.

 

1. Get the box swapped for a quiter box

2. Upgrade to a 2TB box

3. Put up with it

 

I'd go with 2 as the 2TB box is much better. But it will cost something to swap.

 

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I’ve had the same issue with my new Sky Q box. The humming was so loud I could here it over programmes and also from the kitchen when the TV was turned off. 

After a bit of experimenting, I raised the box off the wooden shelf it was standing on in the TV cabinet - a conker under each corner!! - and the humming stopped completely. 

It must have been the shelf amplifying any vibrations in the box. 

Not a highly technical solution but very cheap and simple 😁

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@SimonD+Wales wrote:

I’ve had the same issue with my new Sky Q box. The humming was so loud I could here it over programmes and also from the kitchen when the TV was turned off. 

After a bit of experimenting, I raised the box off the wooden shelf it was standing on in the TV cabinet - a conker under each corner!! - and the humming stopped completely. 

It must have been the shelf amplifying any vibrations in the box. 

Not a highly technical solution but very cheap and simple 😁


If you look on e bay you can buy rubber feet for the Q box should your conkers fail 

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My Q box is doing the same and its diving me mad.

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