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My thomson dtr

Dtr will not come on red -amber light flashing all the time

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  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    dtr will not come on red -amber light flashing all the time

  • les735 Apr 10, 2009

    same problem for me too. Told by topuptv, who give the tec support for them now, that the software has become corrupt and is incurable so " you will just have to buy a new one". NOT the technical support I wanted to hear.

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    So many people are having this same problem at the same time. There are loads of forums about it. Thompson / TUTP don't want to know. The more people who complain to BBC Watchdog the more likely it will be that they investigate...

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Just found this solution and it worked for me ............. though it wiped the hard drive ............ basically restores to factory settings
turn all power off and back on again press stand by button repeatedly until flashing amber light is n constant them quickly press up down left right in that order as quick as you can .............
good luck

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