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How to do a Forced Software down load on a Sky HD Box

Sometimes you can get a Sky box that's a bit slow in changing channels or some channels are missing. Doing a forced sortware download can sometimes sort this problem out.

How to do a Forced Software Download on a Sky Box.

You start by unplugging the mains lead from the back of the Sky Box. Then put your finger on the back up button on the Sky Box.

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The Mains cable is the blue one on picture above

Keep you finger on the back up button whilst putting the mains lead back in to the back of the Sky box. You may have to wait a while but all of a sudden all the lights will light up on the front of the Sky box. If you have a scart connection or HDMI connection the following display will come up on your television screen.

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Picture of the software update message you get on your television screen

As it says, you wait 10 minutes, the television screen will go blank and the software update will be done.

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