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TVonics Model: DVR-FP250 There was a power failure and all the light went off in the house . When the electricity came back on I switch on TVonics. A notice was showing, advicing that there was a failure and I needed to format the harddrive. I said OK, after a wait, it said there was still a problem and kept asking to format the harddrive. After several tries I give up. I can get the Freeview channels but no access to the harddrive. I would be pleased if you could help me in this matter. Yours Norman

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I have one of these boxes and one of the things which has caught me out a couple of times is that the remote can control three devices. To turn the Z250 on and off you may need to press the DTR button at the top of the remote first. When you press the on/off button on the remote the DTR button should light up red to let you know the signal is being sent to the Z250.

You are probably aware of this but just in case you weren't

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Thanks everyone, a new A/C adaptor 12v.regulated 3600mA from Maplins, Maplins No. L48BQ at £16.99 brought my TVonics box back from the dead! It has an output which will easily cope with the required 2 Amps, which is beyond most plug-in PSU's. Just make sure that you SET THE TIP POLARITY correctly. Once again thanks for that, you've all saved me £200+

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