How to reset your Sky+ Box

Had a problem with my Sky+ box the other day, was seeing jerky on the screen so decided to do a full system reset. This can be accessed from the Sky Engineers Menu by the following

Press “SERVICES” on your Sky Plus Remote

Select Option 4

Next press 0, 1 and SELECT – you should now see the engineer’s menu.

Choose option 8, ‘Full System Reset’. The box will now take a few minutes to reset itself.

BE WARNED: This will clear your HD and thus wipe all your recorded programs!!

This solution has also been known to resolve pausing and recording issues. Enjoy!

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11 responses to this post.

  1. Nice first post, I always forget how to get the enginneers menu.

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  2. Posted by Grace Broad on March 2, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Nood’s Blog has saved me a good few £££££. by NOT having to call out the Sky Engineer.
    I followed the above advice and the HD was ‘reformatted’ and now I’m back to 100% free space.
    I could not have done this by just trying to find the Engineer’s menu as the instruction very fortunately says “Next press 0, 1 and Select” and up came the Engineer’s menu.
    My thanks again Nood.

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  3. Posted by Ben Cox on December 14, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    I had problems with live pause and recording 2 channels at the same time on my sky plus box despite have an excellent signal on both inputs. I followed the instruction and reset my sky plus box and it has been fine since.
    Thanks

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  4. Posted by Thankful Person on August 3, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Thank you. Your post has been very useful.

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  5. Posted by Rajat Kumar on August 13, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Thanks. The simple instructions just worked fine. I am back to 100% free space. It has also saved me money. Thanks again

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  6. Posted by Chris on October 18, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Saved me calling an engineer out! thank you very much ! :D

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  7. Posted by suleman on November 15, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    will this reset the pin aswell

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  8. Posted by martin sheridan on April 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    nice 1 amigo im a couch potatoe again

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  9. Thanks for your help worked first try.you saved me a phone call to sky thanks again

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