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Topfield / Re: IceBox2 Alternatives or Replacements
« on: July 01, 2010, 04:41:58 PM »
I have resurrected my IceBox 2 with a Jaycar MP3480 5V 3A power  pack, cost $21.95.

I am not going to stretch my luck, and will turn it off except when updating programs guides.

Topfield / Re: Uploading to PVR with windows 7
« on: July 01, 2010, 09:52:55 AM »
Did you install the Vista compat Topfield USB drivers?   Go to Topfield Korea to get them.   It is tfbulk.sys/etc.

I was having the same problem using Win 7 Pro, but after speaking to IceTv support I followed their recommended sequence.

1. Uninstall the old Topfield USB drivers (which also gave me the BSoD)
2. Get the one that covers Vista from page 2 of the Downloads/Utilities page on the Topfield site.
3. Install, and Bob's your uncle!

I did the above and am back on the air just fine. (Now doing a Lazarus on the IceBox 2 is anothe rissue)


Topfield / Re: IceBox2 Alternatives or Replacements
« on: July 01, 2010, 08:45:09 AM »
Did you measure that under load? Even if it does measure the correct voltage under load, there is no guarantee that the ripple voltage is within specification, which was the issue with one of my failed power supply units. Before giving up altogether,I would give a new Power Supply a go - I've gone through 2 in the space of 3 years. It's a lot simpler and cheaper than anything else you can do. Get one with a higher current rating - it will generally last longer than one with the original specs.

If that fails, you could laso replace the electrolytic capacitors - I forget how many there are in the unit, but it's not many. This brought my IceBox2 back to life on a third occassion.


Thanks for that. I'll give it a crack.


Topfield / Re: IceBox2 Alternatives or Replacements
« on: June 30, 2010, 05:21:45 PM »
Must be about the time for IceBox 2s to turn up their toes. Mine has gone off line in the last week, and annoyingly IceTV can't recommend a replacement and didn't even touch on the issue of repair.

Mine lights up, but the 4 WAN ports and the LAN ports are now all that light up.

I have checked the power supply and it reads 5.2 volts on a meter, so is it OK, or can it show Ok on volts but have lost the capacity to deliver current?

Sorry, I am no sparky.

Mine has needed a reboot between updates for probably about a year prior to going off air.

I have been trying to manually upload (which is a real PITA), but the only laptop in the house runs Windows 7 Pro, and I have not yet located Win 7 EPG upload programs, but have yet to have a good look around the forum.


PS: I'm in Brisbane, if anyone can recommend anyone competent as doctor for these things.

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