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Can't reset Humax Freeviw Box

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  1. Gerrymac

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    Hi. On my Mum,s Humax Hd T2 box the LED is flashing round in a circle.I can't reset and have a blue screen.Turning it off at the mains doesn't nothing.I have swapped the HDMI cable with a scary and still nothing.It seems box is stuck without anyway of resetting it.Aerial is all ok.

    Any help please?

    Fri 28 Dec 2018 17:10:52 #1 |
  2. brian

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    Have you tried pressing the Reset button, this is located behind the drop down panel on the right hand side.

    Fri 28 Dec 2018 17:43:05 #2 |
  3. grahamlthompson

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    Well known sympton of failed capacitors in the power supply. Easy fix for anyone that can use a soldering iron.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Humax-foxsat-power-supply-repair-kit-fixes-no-boot-green-circling-on-display/201355421738?hash=item2ee1b7e82a:g:pnAAAOSwBLlVYGZz:rk:1:pf:0

    Fri 28 Dec 2018 17:44:37 #3 |
  4. Gerrymac

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    @Brian...never checked will do..tnx.. and at Graham will check out the link
    Cheers

    Fri 28 Dec 2018 18:12:55 #4 |
  5. brian

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    I had to reset mine about a week ago, due to it failing to boot past the rotating stage on the display.
    It has been fine ever since.

    Fri 28 Dec 2018 18:32:32 #5 |
  6. Gerrymac

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    Have held reset for 10 secs or more and still have the circle off doom.
    Looks like the soldering iron has to be found

    Cheers

    Fri 28 Dec 2018 19:00:04 #6 |
  7. grahamlthompson

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    Gerrymac - 31 minutes ago  » 
    Have held reset for 10 secs or more and still have the circle off doom.
    Looks like the soldering iron has to be found
    Cheers

    A bit of background. The capacitors in the Foxsat-HD are made by Capxon. Long before the Foxsat-HD they were fitted in Sky-HD boxes made by Thomson (no relation :-), which failed in around 18 months or so.

    For whatever reason the same capacitors were used in the Foxsat-HD but thankfully not in the later Foxsat-HDR. My Foxsat-Hdr from the first batch is still used everyday (though largely to track Freesat transponder changes).

    Thankfully they are relatively easy to change. Good news is not seen anyone report a repeat when replaced with a decent spec replacement.

    I have one I lean't to a friend that I havent' got to fixing yet

    Fri 28 Dec 2018 19:39:33 #7 |
  8. brian

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    Graham, this thread is about the HD-Fox T2.

    Fri 28 Dec 2018 20:03:59 #8 |
  9. Luke

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    Gerrymac - 5 hours ago  » 
    Turning it off at the mains doesn't nothing.

    brian - 4 hours ago  » 
    Have you tried pressing the Reset button, this is located behind the drop down panel on the right hand side.

    Gerrymac - 3 hours ago  » 
    Have held reset for 10 secs or more and still have the circle off doom.

    The reset button is designed to be the equivalent of turning off at the mains.
    Unfortunately, as Gerrymac had already tried switching off at the mains the use of the reset button was almost doomed to failure.
    https://myhumax.org/forum/topic/reset-button-under-ci-slot-flap#post-1568

    Fri 28 Dec 2018 22:48:00 #9 |
  10. Gerrymac

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    I take it the same caps are used on both Freesat and Freeview Boxes?

    Cheers

    Sun 30 Dec 2018 15:41:53 #10 |

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