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    skybox F5 dead

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    Hoping for some good advice my box went dead the other day, the lights flash on the lan cable but no numbers on the front or LED's any advice please

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    cbk
    You have two options

    1. Try to recover it with the RS232 serial cable method. (may work may and may not)

    2. Or just buy a v9s they are very cheap about 35 ish, you get new remote, new box, works well. Saves you the hassle

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    I advise to steer clear of the V9s at present because there seems to be a lack of support, some very bad clones appearing and very few full box instructions---either stick with and take your chance with an openbox V8s or branch out and try other well recommended boxes but remember---it's your discision and your money plus the limit of your technical knowhow.
    Reaper.

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    Yes i agree with reaper ditch the F5 steer clear of the v9s lack of support.I had a f5s for two years same problem as you spent hours trying to get it back to life in the end brought a new box got a FREESAT V7 MAX cheap easy to set up great picture love it cheap TV hope this helps pablo123456

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    We are very glad you like your V7 Pablo---now a great seller for those on a budget or just wanting a pure wifi box.
    Reaper.

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    I think its fantastic for the price reaper not to hard to get your head round it I had no problems with setting favorites channel list putting on line or WIFI just flows top marks to WINSAT thanks
    pablo

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    hi can you help im needing the flash program for skybox f5

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