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My freeview recorder only finds 3 tv channels

It started by not providing the guide so I could not record anything. I did a factory reset and rescanned, I have rescanned umpteen times but it can only find 3 channels, non of which I would watch. I have tried in different locations but no results. Is it time to throw it away.

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Sounds like an internal psu fault
take it to the local TV shop and ask them to analyze its fault
usually a couple of bad capacitors

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