Question about Thomson DPL909VD System
Hi, i wonder if you can help, the hard drive has frozen on the above box, it won't record, play or anything and when you go on the library and try and delete the frozen programme it won't delete and then non of the functions work so you have to turn off at the mains to re-start the functions but the hard drive is still frozen. any ideas. thanks, regards andy.
Our Thomson digital terrestrial recorder (DV3) does exactly the same thing. I spend half my time pulling the plug out to un-freeze the thing. It will work happily and then I try to delete a random programme and it just freezes and you can't do anything but pull the power out. Whichever programme it froze on seems to be corrupt in some way so you can't watch it or delete it, it just sits there. Is there a way of resetting the whole system and starting from scratch because surely eventually my whole machine will become full of unwatchable programmes...!
If you have a Thomson DT16300, here's a handy fix that address freeze ups, lack of reception and problems on your Hard Disk:
goto MENU screen
goto SETUP screen
goto HELP screen
At HELP screen, Enter 1397 - this accesses the engineer panel - you can reformat the HDD in this menu - you will lose all recorded programmes and planned recordings but it clears locked or corrupted files
OR - at the HELP screen, press the GREEN button
On the lower half of the screen youwill see 3 options:
Blue - Reformat HDD - clears all the memory/HDD - useful if you have a corrupted file - you will lose all recorded programmes though
Red - reset the whole box to factory settings - good if you have a locked box or reception problems or cannto scan for new channels. It goes back to when you bought the box, so you will have to input favourites and planned recordings again
Yellow - Software revert - allows you to go back to the previous software driver - you may lose new functions, but you can always restore it back again using the same feature
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
Hiya, I have had the same problem a couple of times and I have been lucky enough to fix it. Firstly switch off the player, switch it back on (my actual TV works, it just freezes when it goes into the library). What you have to do is delete the last recorded program (at the top of the list) and this unfreezes the player.
So, once you click into the library mine freezes within around 2 seconds, what I did was select library and as soon as that library screen appears press the BLUE button and then the green button to confirm the deletion. It takes a little while longer to delete the program but eventually it does and then seems to reset itself. Its a bit of a pain really, and tricky to catch - but rather that than lose the contents of the HD.
Hope this helps?
Best Wishes. Ben
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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