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by andyfras
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: An Enigma2 Recording Manager & Toppy Recording Importer
Replies: 63
Views: 14289

Which program do you want? If it's TopfHDRW, you can find it here:

https://sites.google.com/site/andyfrase ... pvr-faults

Sorry, I've just reread the thread and realised that it's probably E2RecMgr that you want, in which case I can't help.
by andyfras
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Satellite receivers, cable boxes and PVRs
Topic: Failing DTRT1000 youview box - replace with what?
Replies: 10
Views: 5498

Yes, I think that it's worth replacing the capacitors, as the unit is sort of working.

I can supply a kit of 10 x 220uF @ 16V + 2 x SMD 10uF @ 50V for £6 inc. postage.
by andyfras
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Satellite receivers, cable boxes and PVRs
Topic: Failing DTRT1000 youview box - replace with what?
Replies: 10
Views: 5498

The capacitors in these boxes do fail, but not in the PSU. The PSU provides 12V and seems to have good quality capacitors. The various voltages are derived on the mainboard using buck and boost converters, and it's the capacitors here that are the problem. They are mostly 220uF 16V, several of which...
by andyfras
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Site news and feedback
Topic: Massive thanks ...
Replies: 12
Views: 6860

Thanks to John and Nigel for keeping the forum going for us die-hard Toppy users.
by andyfras
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Front Panel problem LED light
Replies: 10
Views: 3896

No, I've not seen that particular front panel fault; it's usually the IR receiver which causes FP problems. It may be a missing or low voltage rail which is affecting the clock.
by andyfras
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Front Panel problem LED light
Replies: 10
Views: 3896

Sorry to be late to this thread; I've been away.

As mentioned, I can still supply capacitor kits and refurbished PSUs (and many other parts, including front panels).
by andyfras
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: fsCheck Reports
Replies: 308
Views: 86510

fsCheck is a TAP; you'll probably find it in the Utilities folder.
by andyfras
Thu May 23, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: hard drive
Replies: 30
Views: 5850

A reformat won't fix the hum.
by andyfras
Thu May 23, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: hard drive
Replies: 30
Views: 5850

On some Toppies, even a slight vibration can cause the front panel buttons to rattle very loudly. Putting some packing (tiny bits of PVC tape) between the buttons and switches helps.
by andyfras
Thu May 23, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: hard drive
Replies: 30
Views: 5850

By connecting both disks to a PC running TopfHDRW

https://sites.google.com/site/andyfrase ... _Setup.zip
by andyfras
Thu May 23, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: hard drive
Replies: 30
Views: 5850

My preference is WD, but any reputable make should be OK.
by andyfras
Thu May 23, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Toppy not seeing remote after "hang".
Replies: 10
Views: 3326

You could try swapping front panels to see if the fault goes with the panel. If so, it's probably the IR receiver, or I can supply a working FP board. One other thought is that there is an Ry patch for using the 5810 remote codes, to enable 2 Toppies to work together. Is it possible that this patch ...
by andyfras
Thu May 23, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Computer connections
Topic: windows 10
Replies: 1
Views: 4169

Yes, using the Z4T driver and Antares as in this thread:
https://forum.toppy.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20871
by andyfras
Thu May 23, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: hard drive
Replies: 30
Views: 5850

It depends on your usage. I would recommend 1TB maximum, although the Toppy can take up to 2TB, it slows down as it gets full due to the number of files. I am currently using a 320GB SATA laptop drive, as I also have a Humax for HD recording. The Toppy is far less critical about SATA disks than it i...
by andyfras
Mon May 06, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: What Is The Best Way To Copy To PC (From TF5800)
Replies: 37
Views: 8874