Humax HDR-1000S Freesat box won't start.


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I've got a Humax HDR-1000S 1Gb Freesat box, I've had it a few years and haven't used it for about 5 years, but I tried it out on my HiSense TV in the lounge and it worked fine and updated, but now I've connected it to my LG TV in the bedroom, it goes into a starting loop - it says starting, the Humax Freesat screen appears on the TV, then it restarts and does the same over and over. It's connected by HMDI to the same HDMI port and using the same lead that a non-recordable Humax Freesat box was connected to. There are two LNB cables connected as previously one went to the TV sat tuner and one to the non-recordable box.

Any ideas?



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I suspect "It's dead Cap'n". But do try the potential fixes in old 1000s startup loop threads.

Others with the issue when almost new got replacements under warranty. Likely the SATA controller for the HDD has failed?

are a couple - Google / Bing will find you more, no doubt. If really lucky you may find a component fix has been found. Not that I recall reading of one.

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