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Picture Breakup

Post by clive59 »

My picture keeps breaking up. It's getting worse, to the point where I'm not using the Topfield any more. The machine is about 8 years old now and I bought it second hand. If I turn the Toppy off the picture is fine then it breaks up again and freezes. The channel signals all look fine, but the picture break up is just like a loss of the digital signal. I am totally incompetent when it comes to the technical side of this machine. Never downloaded any updates from my laptop. Clueless to be honest. Any ideas what's wrong and where it can be repaired? If it can be. I'm lost without it to be honest.
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Post by meadfoot »

I wouldn't be surprised if the capacitors have gone. See this thread

Andy can repair most faults and does a quick and well priced service to us.

Drop him a PM to find details.

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Post by Bizman »

Meanwhile unplug it from the mains supply to avoid escalating problems.
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Post by juwlz »

Also see Toppy Repairs.

If it's 8 years old and you got it second hand, I'm absolutely gobsmacked that it's lasted this long without the capacitors being replaced.

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