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Thompson recordable freeview box

I tried to watch a programme that i had recorded, but when i went into the programme library screen it freezes and i can't come out of the screen or press any buttons to delete the programmes?

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  • tattersfield Nov 12, 2008

    mine does the same thing, ive had it for just over a year so cant take it back. soon as i go in to my library on my thompson 80gb free view box, it just freezes and no buttons will work. i have to turn it off at the mains so that i can watch tv again, anybody help please

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    my thompson box freezes when i go in to the library i have to switch it of at mains to watch tv

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    My Topfield PVR was showing corrupt files, it was scanning & said files corrupt & unable to verify. Now I can't record at all & have lost all recorded programmes. Can not get into file for recorded programmes either

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It's probably a corrupt file. Probably the first one in your library.
What you need to do is go into the library and quickly delete that file.
You need to press delete and confirm before it has had time to notice the file is corrupt.
I think it's green then blue, might be blue then green. I forget.

BTW, If anyone out there knows how to make use of the USB port on these things, can you let me know?

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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