Not an HD enquiry - Topfield 5000

Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
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My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK South
Customer has rung up with one of these (probably the last receiver I installed with 'real' actuator control on the rear).

He has been watching German channels as of late and the receiver has 'locked' onto one of these. He has not set any form of channel or parental lock (I know the master password as I set it years ago).

Both the remote and the front panel channel buttons refuse to do anything, but everything else works, power/volume etc.

Can anyone cast their mind back to a decade ago and recall if there was anything that would stop these receivers from freezing on one channel ?

I remember some other boxes might throw a wobbly when tuning into specific channels (mainly Turkish or ones with weird symbol rates) but not a standard transponder on Astra 1.
 
Topper

Topper

Amo Amas Amant Admin
Staff member
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22,554
My Satellite Setup
IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
Channel store EEprom failed?
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
Messages
28,319
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK South
I was hoping it might be something less permanent ( and without me travelling to site).


The manual does state '5000 channel capacity' so the box and memory has had an easy life over the years.
 
Terryl

Terryl

Specialist Contributor
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2,402
My Satellite Setup
OpenBox X5 on a 1 meter motorized dish.
And now a 10 foot "C" band dish.

Custom built PC
My Location
Deep in the Boonies in the central Sierra Nevada mountains of California.
CPU problems?? CMOS battery is dead or low? Software is FUBAR?

Has the customer tried to do a firmware update (if there is one)and fubared the receiver?
 
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