Fix for Sky Box crash

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by smartfarm, Jun 21, 2003.

  1. smartfarm

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    Well my box was crashing about 3 times per week which is very irritating. I noticed that it crashed more on hot days so I opened it up.

    It has a heatsink on what looks like a GPU so I took this off, and replaced it with a huge heatsink using AS2.

    Two weeks on and only one crash.


    Just thought i would let you lot know if anyone has the same prob
     
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    I think you mean "CPU"? Central Processor Unit.

    And the make/model of your Digibox is?

    BTW satcure already offer CPU cooling kits for digiboxes. :)
     
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    Its a Panasonic 31

    I thought a GPU was a Graphics processor

    Someone said I should try and earth it also
     
  4. joshua_bond

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    I was tempted to start a thread for some help on this issue...but shyed out. Like you I have a panny 31 and the same problem happen. On hot days around 11:00 to about 5:00....it crashes leaving me with a few channels bbc1, 2, hallmark (good grief), U-channel and the odd few. Forget SKY helpine and their so-called tech expert on this matter.

    Partial Solution: as mentionned by Fernsehman checkout SATCURE.co.uk.

    I purchased their heat sink and fan (under #15 incl vat, deliv), last week.. installed. Did it work....yes, but there was 1 episode where it freezed on me. I switched the box off for 10 mins. Switch it back on...all channels!!!! Even during the heat wave over this weekend (SE england). I have also noticed that channel switching has speeding immensely.

    In short buy one if you own a Panny box.

    PS. I did not solder the fan wire on the board - I use an external PSU.
     

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