Old Thomson HD box problems

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  1. p alan

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    I have had the PSU upgraded on this box, everything worked fine for a couple of weeks and now the picture freezers / judders and I get a screeching noise from the box as though something is slipping.This is only from programs that have been recorded. Can anyone tell me if this box can be repaired or am I wasting my money.Any info would be much appreciated.
     
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    The screeching sound would seem to be a failing HDD.
     
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    We've had another report of a useless response - they must be in a bad mood after the weekend!
    Try again with the PPP path - e-mail form at MySky> Complaints form> E-mail J darroch.
     
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    We've had another report of a useless response - they must be in a bad mood after the weekend!
    Try again with the PPP path - e-mail form at MySky> Complaints form> E-mail J Darroch.
     
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    Stand the Digibox on its end. If the screeching is from the Hard Drive bearings, the noise might stop and give you normal operation for a while. Obviously your could replace the HDD but you have to decide whether it's worth the expense and trouble. If the HDD is faulty, you might get a used one from Digifix or off -eBay- at low cost.
     
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    Thanks everyone for your advice.
     

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