Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




2 posts

Wannabe Geek


# 109370 18-Sep-2012 18:01
Send private message

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.

Cheers

Create new topic
267 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 688501 19-Sep-2012 23:35
Send private message

Are you getting analogue UHF channels OK?



2 posts

Wannabe Geek


  # 688546 20-Sep-2012 08:33
Send private message

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..

 
 
 
 


267 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 688590 20-Sep-2012 09:52
Send private message

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.

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Microsoft Translator understands te reo Māori
Posted 22-Nov-2019 08:46


Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41


Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2019 17:30


BNZ and Vodafone partner to boost NZ Tech for SME
Posted 31-Oct-2019 17:14


Nokia 7.2 available in New Zealand
Posted 31-Oct-2019 16:24


2talk launches Microsoft Teams Direct Routing product
Posted 29-Oct-2019 10:35


New Breast Cancer Foundation app puts power in Kiwi women's hands
Posted 25-Oct-2019 16:13


OPPO Reno2 Series lands, alongside hybrid noise-cancelling Wireless Headphones
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:32


Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million from the Government
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:27



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.