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Philips set top box malfunction due to power cut

A power cut in my area thusday night/friday morning (I know this happened because, as always, my cooker clock was zeroed) has made my set top box malfunction i.e. no tv picture. when i go through the usual proceedure (it's a little unusual in set up i.e. a combi tv linked to a dvd player with the set top interposing) the screen says 'loading' and then cuts out altogether. what can i do? if anything.


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  • stevesiduk Jan 25, 2009

    thanks; way out of my league! I'll have to get on to philips./


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Sounds like a capacitor in the unit might be faulty. not reaching full charge, any other items get spiked in the blackout? insurance might be the way to go. i had a set top box that fried all the capacitors, i replaced the , cost about $10Au and some time soldering. unit works better now that before,

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