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Wannabe Geek

# 109370 18-Sep-2012 18:01
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Sanyo freeview receiver has suddenly stopped working, showing a constant amber light against signal and nothing else.

Appears to be still functioning to some degree as allowing antenna signal to come into it and outputing to TV for analogue service but thats it.  Rebooting has made no difference.  Anntena seems fine as still receiving/delivering anagloue service.

Couldnt find anything on line so was hoping someone may have some ideas...

I guess of course the box may have just given up but would have thought it would work more than 4 years.


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Ultimate Geek

  # 688501 19-Sep-2012 23:35
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Are you getting analogue UHF channels OK?

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Wannabe Geek

  # 688546 20-Sep-2012 08:33
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Yes receiving analogue fine.  Have since tried the box in another house with a known to be working freefiew connection and box doesnt work there either so I guess that pretty much proves its the receiver with the issue....Im guessing the cheapest/easiet option is just to buy another..


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Ultimate Geek

  # 688590 20-Sep-2012 09:52
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Zinwell/DS Branded STBs had a fault where some capacitors failed after about 3 or 4 years operation.

Someone came up with a list of which capacitors they were and many readers here were able to restore their units successfully.

The price of these STBs has come down considerably since the early days and I agree with your replacement option as being the easiest fix.

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