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RobTuck
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Replacing the front panel

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My Toppy is playing up and someone in another thread suggested replacing the front panel.

Assuming I can get hold of the right part, has anyone tried replacing a silver Toppy front panel with a black one? Would it work? I'm just thinking that if I'm going to do this, I have an opportunity to make my Toppy blend in with the rest of my AV kit.
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Post by ryclark »

This usually just means replaceing the front panel PCB not the whole front panel hardware.
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Post by RobTuck »

Well, yes, but in for a penny and all that! :)
It was only an extra £10 for the entire front panel including PCB, and as I'm opening up the case and pulling bits around, it seemed like a good opportunity. Kinda helps to justify the postage costs too.

After reading around and speaking to Turbosat, it seems that the black panel should be completely interchangeable with the silver one, so I'm going for it.
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Post by andyfras »

The 3 types of front panel (Silver, Black Panther, Facelift) are all interchangeable, but the metal screening plate behind it may need some modification as the card slot fittings are slightly different.
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Post by RobTuck »

*dusts off the dremel* ;)
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Post by alpine* »

4, including the "polar white" variety :D
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Post by andyfras »

I've never seen a Polar White - what vintage was that?
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Post by alpine* »

2006/7 I believe... Nigel even ran a 'Black and White' competition to celebrate the 2nd anniversary

http://www.toppy.org.uk/static/bw.shtml

Some pics here
http://www.hotukdeals.com/for-sale-trad ... ost6762247
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Post by andyfras »

I haven't had one of them to fix yet, but I doubt if they're any more reliable. :wink:
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Post by juwlz »

I may be wrong, but I think BobD has one.
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