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Davechapmanglobal
Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 10:39 pm Reply with quote
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My Toppy won't boot up. it seems to alternate between c4.56 and run and the screen remains totally blank. Is it dead? I have tried turning off for a while and then on again to no avail. I have read forum and tried pressing 0 on remote when booting but no good. just before it died i was watching a tv programme and recording and it kept showing a message saying something like validating/verifying files and folders. disc was quite full, possible near maximun but not sure about this. can't seem to do anything to get it going. please can someone advise. thanks.
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andyfras
Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 10:55 pm Reply with quote
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It's probably due for a new set of PSU capacitors.

See: http://forum.toppy.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19103&start=0

I strongly advise that you switch it off at the mains until it is repaired, otherwise further damage may occur to the mainboard and/or HDD.

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ryclark
Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 11:29 pm Reply with quote
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Toppys never die. They just occasionally fall sick. Wink

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juwlz
Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 7:15 am Reply with quote
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ryclark wrote:
Toppys never die. They just occasionally fall sick. Wink
... and require the services of a good doctor, such as Forum members andyfras (in Fleet, Hampshire) and MikeyP (in Bolton), who both offer a thorough and inexpensive repair / preventative maintenance service for other forum members, generally with quick turnaround.

See also Toppy repair service / parts. But as Andy says, unplug it from the mains now, before you do any further damage to it.

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