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by MikB
Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Three re-boots in an hour
Replies: 25
Views: 4270

I also find that the Toppy spontaneously reboots if set to a channel with bad reception. Certain channels (TMF/The Hits) vary in reception here, well correlated with how much rain we've had. Aside from the obvious "fix your aerial and downlead" comments, when the reception gets to the poin...
by MikB
Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: MyStuff
Topic: MeiSearch - Genre and Keyword Search TAP
Replies: 1010
Views: 182904

With luck a fixed version can happen later in the week. No rush -- I don't know how the blank line got in there (that's the other thing!) The failure to read it back is a symptom, not the illness itself. It may have been through setting one of the options, and then unsetting it back to default (new...
by MikB
Sat Oct 07, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: MyStuff
Topic: MeiSearch - Genre and Keyword Search TAP
Replies: 1010
Views: 182904

Aha! Thanks very much! Deleting the "Meisearch" directory (after saving the archive and saved searches to the PC) did it. It was remade, with a new .ini file, which is now picked up. The only difference I can see is that there is no blank line at the start. Is it possible that the .ini fil...
by MikB
Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: TAPs
Topic: HDDInfo V2.0 Interpreting results?
Replies: 26
Views: 9471

Nah, all the rows are labelled well enough, it's just hard to gauge the values. I found the following at Samsung's website. A "white paper" on SMART. http://www.samsung.com/Products/HardDiskDrive/whitepapers/WhitePaper_07.htm Unfortunately, as a technical document, it's as much use as the...
by MikB
Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: MyStuff
Topic: MeiSearch - Genre and Keyword Search TAP
Replies: 1010
Views: 182904

Send me a copy of your ini file - it may be corrupt and I'd like to investigate. In the meantime, try deleting all copies of the ini file and start over. If that fails try deleting the ProgramFiles\MeiSearch folder too. Let me know the results, as I'd be interested in working out what the pattern i...
by MikB
Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:40 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Dead toppy
Replies: 17
Views: 2757

Please be very careful handling the pcb if you really want to remove it - it can store a very hurtful :lol: charge at around 300+VDC for a very long time waiting to bite you :shock: I can attest to that. On a "works experience" placement, whilst lowering the chassis of a TV set into the s...
by MikB
Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:48 pm
Forum: TAPs
Topic: HDDInfo V2.0 Interpreting results?
Replies: 26
Views: 9471

OK, thanks for that -- I'll keep an eye on the values -- I wouldn't have guessed that *low* values of "Value" were bad!

Well, all the "Values" are 100 or 200, as are the "Worst" counts, so that would seem to be okay -- nothing failing yet.

Mike.
by MikB
Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Dead toppy
Replies: 17
Views: 2757

If the fuse "explodes", then stop replacing it until the unit has been fault-found. The fuse blew for a reason (to protect the unit from further damage and fire etc.) If you replace the fuse and switch on without having had any kind of service work carried out, you may well be increasing t...
by MikB
Sat Sep 30, 2006 11:11 pm
Forum: TAPs
Topic: HDDInfo V2.0 Interpreting results?
Replies: 26
Views: 9471

HDDInfo V2.0 Interpreting results?

I downloaded HDDInfo V2.0 to my Toppy 5800 to check on the disk temperatures. On running it, I get a wonderous selection of SMART parameters, but I'm slightly puzzled as to the significance of some of them. Should I be worried by :- 0x01 Raw Read Error Rate -- the "Raw" column has gone fro...
by MikB
Sat Sep 30, 2006 11:01 pm
Forum: MyStuff
Topic: MeiSearch - Genre and Keyword Search TAP
Replies: 1010
Views: 182904

MeiSearch 0.99 not retaining settings

Hello, I'm a recent convert to the Topfield way of watching TV :) I've installed a few taps (EPGNavigator, MEISearch, DescriptionExtender), and am having a small niggle with MEISearch. It doesn't remember the settings set up under "Options" when the box is placed in standby. I've checked w...