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by andyfras
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Site news and feedback
Topic: Hello again ...
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: Hello again ...

Well done, Nigel, and many thanks from us Toppy die-hards.
by andyfras
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: MyStuff
Topic: GCB MyStuff Installer (GCBMYStuffInstaller) v2.0
Replies: 32
Views: 9969

Well done for persevering Geoff.

I don't understand Google's reasoning with New Google Sites; it seems to be deliberately crippling everything that worked well on the original sites, specifically tables and file storage.

I'm holding out as long as possible.
by andyfras
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Firmwares, enhancements and upgrades
Topic: Disk upgrades - summary of working and non-working models
Replies: 120
Views: 97081

Forget Newlink; only the earliest adapters worked with the Toppy. The big problem with SATA adapters on the Toppy is that the IDE lead needs to be 80 wire (ultra ATA 66/100/133) and connected 'backwards', which means that the connector which would normally go the disk, goes to the Toppy mainboard, a...
by andyfras
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Firmwares, enhancements and upgrades
Topic: Disk upgrades - summary of working and non-working models
Replies: 120
Views: 97081

I've found that the Seagates used in Humax's can be a bit picky about the SATA adapter used in a Toppy. You might be lucky.
by andyfras
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Two Toppies to give away
Replies: 3
Views: 3820

No, I'm not collecting any more Toppies. I've got about 10, each having one faulty tuner. One day I might try to make some good ones out of the pile and recycle the rest.
by andyfras
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Menu only on startup
Replies: 8
Views: 5001

jorly wrote:...maybe I'll contact Andy Fras if he's talking to me...
Why wouldn't I be?
by andyfras
Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Bugs
Topic: PSU Repair - Latest Information
Replies: 264
Views: 127344

PM sent.
by andyfras
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: TAPs
Topic: Signal Monitor TAP V0.54
Replies: 242
Views: 95377

Yes, I've also known this version to crash on some Toppies, unless there is an accompanying .ini file. Version 0.53 does not suffer from this.
by andyfras
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Anybody still using a Toppy as their main viewing platform?
Replies: 42
Views: 5626

It's more likely to be a faulty IR receiver on the Toppy front panel.
by andyfras
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Site news and feedback
Topic: Possible upcoming site changes
Replies: 10
Views: 5772

Thanks for keeping the site going Nigel. I think that you might be surprised how many Toppies are still in daily use.
by andyfras
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Replacement remote?
Replies: 6
Views: 5292

If the remote is visible on all buttons using a digital camera, the fault is the other end, i.e. the front panel. Presumably you can't borrow another Toppy remote to try? I have probably replaced over 20 front panel IR receivers and one remote IR transmitter, so that shows that it's far more likely ...
by andyfras
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Anybody still using a Toppy as their main viewing platform?
Replies: 42
Views: 5626

mikej2005 wrote:It's still standard BTW, with it's original HDD and PSU caps :D
I strongly suggest replacing the capacitors if you want it to continue. There are some caps which will cause a lot of damage to the PSU when they fail, so it becomes a much more expensive repair.
by andyfras
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Replacement remote?
Replies: 6
Views: 5292

It's not unheard of for the IR receiver on the Toppy front panel to fail. This often prevents the front panel buttons from working properly too.

I can repair your front panel, or I can supply the part if you're handy with a soldering iron.
by andyfras
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Need new tv which has hdmi. Have 5800 with scartt
Replies: 30
Views: 6655

Sadly no; it's a load of rubbish that won't work at all.
by andyfras
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Need new tv which has hdmi. Have 5800 with scartt
Replies: 30
Views: 6655

If your TV has a Component connection (usually on several RCA/Phono sockets), the Toppy can be connected using its Component (YUV) setting via a Scart to Component + Audio lead. I used to have a stock of these that I had modified to work on a Toppy, but I've now run out. I could be persuaded to make...