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Thomson DVB Top Up Box

My Thomson DVB 160gb Digital Terrestrial Recorder crashed yesterday. It now has a continuous red flashing light and will not respond with the remote. I unplugged in for 1 minute, plugged it back in and left it for 30 minutes..still nothing! Any ideas please??

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  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    same. Red flashing light - no action on remote. Baffled.

  • Pookz Dec 08, 2008

    Yep Same here, it was working fine I moved it to another room and now this red light keeps flashing and no signal getting to the TV.

    Does anybody know how to reset the box?? I've been searching around but can' seem to find the solution!!

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    same here, seems a software update on sunday the 19th has made loads of the boxes faulty. Some poeple are onto watchdog as the company is not taking any responsibility over the issue.

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    i have same problem flashing red light no response using remote, have tried disconnecting it and trying again still the same

  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    Same thing here. It's been crashing more often recently. And losing more shows. Then this morning it won't switch on at all. I have one red light on the front. And some of the time a flashing green light too.

  • simon_cooter May 03, 2009

    Mine did exactly this today...Tesco tried to help by trying to reset the bios by pressing the power button as soon as it was switched back on. Then tried pressing the up, down, left then right buttons on the front. This should have reset it, but alas, it is doomed to be thrown to the scrap heap. Sadly, the usb plug may not be of any use to try to download the recorded programs.
    Anyone with any ideas???

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    Yes mine was crashing more and more when I deleted saved programmes it started to hang switch off and when I got it back it stated the recording was corrupt and removed. It is not the firdt time if I get it back that I have lost all my recordings - back to a reliable Tivo which was made by the same company but far more reliable!

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    I had a similar problem - only it was the Orange light flashing, flashing green, then solid orange - no red light, and no response to the remote control.

    The fix was the above mentioned suggestion to power off then on, then when orange comes on, press the power button (front panel), then up, down, left and right (in sequence) - the boot sequence happened again (orange flashing, green flashing) - which ended on the Red solid - the remote control now works ok.

  • samcase65 May 05, 2009

    Phoned the company--followed their advice--(not unlike the advice on here) but still no joy, solid red light, sometimes green one flashes but nothing else. Apparently TUTV have no idea what has caused the problem-- but it must be due to them and some software update. What are they going to do about it I wonder Give us all new boxes???

  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    red light on flashs green no response with front buttons or remote tried fixes as posted no good

  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    steady red flashing green no response with front buttons or remote

  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    i got home home tonight after being away for the weekend and found mine the same as above solid redish light at the top on with a green light flashing several times and no remote response other than a red light flashing when i press a button on the remote although that doesnt happen all the time and yes i have changed the batteries
    Just did the above didnt work at 1st then i clicked on the link and that told me when you plug it back in imeadietly press standby on the front panel several times before up, down, left, right.

    did that, it looked like it hadnt done anytink then voilla the green light came on and all is good now cheers

  • Anonymous May 10, 2009

    same problem red on all the time no response.tried the above but not worked for me.oh get tivo sorted over here soon please as this is just rubbish and company dont wanna no.


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IF you're lucky, this may help....?
This restes the bios but removes all recordings from the hard drive.
Good luck!!

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I am using the stb in ghana but can view the pic (that mean the pictures are not coming and is only audio.thanks felix

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