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billmars
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Post by billmars »

browser wrote:My next question is what type of hard drive will be needed as a replacement and is there a walkthru on the forum for me to study
Start at:-
http://forum.toppy.org.uk/forum/viewtop ... 489#227489
and:-
http://forum.toppy.org.uk/forum/viewtop ... 083#193083
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Post by shenson »

Did you fix the PSU? A faulty PSU can cause all sorts of weird problems including the "playback stopped" issue and hard disk corruption.
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Post by juwlz »

shenson wrote:Did you fix the PSU?
Seconded. Many PSU problems LOOK like hard drive problems. See Toppy Repairs and PSU exchange. I know that MikeyP has done a repair (as per your original post). Do you know how many capacitors he changed? AndyFras (the other repairer on here) routinely changes 13 these days on a 5800, and in some cases, there are some others that also need to be changed.
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Post by browser »

Thanks for the replies. Yes MikeyP did a health check on it but I cant remember whether it was 11 or 13 capacitors he changed. He did say that if it started to play up again then it would point to the hard drive. I found the list of drives on the link and didn't want to spend much more on this repair. I figured that I am already in for £25 I may as well pay another small amount to keep the box going until we move on to smart TV. I didn't know if there was a recommended drive other than a straight swap PATA. There is a Western Digital WD1600AAJB 160GB 3.5 inch IDE Hard Drive on Amazon for £22 is it worth a punt?
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Post by browser »

Toppy box sat on 'sparkies' bench for ages. Caps OK, HD discoloured (heat). Motherboard (possible heat problem or dry joint?) Thats it with buying PVR's. First 1/ Verty - worked fine but ended up with no downloads - box now in loft.
2/ Toppy - worked brilliantly for a couple of years - then problem after problem - box now in loft
3/ Hello Tivo - time to let someone else worry about malfunctioning equipment.
Thanks for all of your comments and help in the past guys & of course Juwlz

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Post by Bizman »

You could donate your unwanted Toppy to andyfras who, I am sure, will arrange collection, repair it and sell it on with any profit going towards the upkeep of this forum. Send him a PM for details.
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