Repairing sky+hd

My sky+had is out of warranty. I declined taking insurance. If it breaks down. I will have to pay. I am wondering whether anybody has managed to get sky q at a discount. I am not sure how it works, I do not know want to pay any extra monthly subscription Other option is to move to virgin but am still under contract. Thanks

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  • Carrot007
    Carrot007 Posts: 4,534
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    Whdoubt you'd get much in the way of Q without taking an expensive package



    You can probably find someone to give you a (sky HD) box or pick one up for £20 of eBay anyway making the insurance pointless. Though with insurance you would probably get a q box. Expensive way though.


    Or just cancel like I did ;-)
  • mobileron
    mobileron Posts: 1,218
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    Just tell sky u will leave and they will repair for free.
  • prowla
    prowla Posts: 13,098
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    Sky HD boxes are repairable, if it's the hard disk which failed. They can be a bit tricky to get into, but once you're in it's just a standard computer drive (and you can even upgrade).



    Alternatively you can often pick up a replacement unit for little or nothing and then just register it with Sky.


    I think the Sky Q boxes remain the property of Sky, unlike the HD ones.
  • [Deleted User]
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    Since it hasn't broken down I'm not sure what you're worrying about.

    I got a 1TB Q box for a one off £20 awhile back but I was on a rolling monthly contract, being within minimum term you have less leverage. If the HD+ box did break down just buy a 2nd hand one and put your VC in it. The insurance is a total waste of money.
  • cattie
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    As suggested in some posts, if box breaks down & you're out of contract just phone to cancel. I did this as I wasn't too bothered about living without sky & was really suprised when they offered me a new box rather than cancelling.
    The bigger the bargain, the better I feel.

    I should mention that there's only one of me, don't confuse me with others of the same name.
  • neilmcl
    neilmcl Posts: 19,460
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    As above, Sky+HD boxes are easily repairable, 9 times out of 10 it's usually the hard drive but tbh it's not really worth it as the going rate for a used box is around £20 these days.
  • Browntoa
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    I've always sourced replacement boxes cheap off eBay , collection only.

    Normally paid £10-20

    Online to pair sky card to box , 5 minute job
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  • HWW
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    neilmcl wrote: »
    As above, Sky+HD boxes are easily repairable, 9 times out of 10 it's usually the hard drive but tbh it's not really worth it as the going rate for a used box is around £20 these days.
    There are loads of HD boxes at Car boot sales, never found a faulty one yet, just delete all the rubbish the previous owner recorded & off you go! About £5 or less with remote usually.
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