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    R I P Spiderbox

    Think my box has gone to heaven not reading usb stick and not finding any channels

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    Hi What are the symptoms???.. Do you get error messages etc what channels are you not finding??? Regards

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    Seems like its getting electronic device altzeimers, capacitors are probably stuffed from long useage, most of my bits of kit that pack up after long term useage are usually down to caps drying up and bulging, its long and drawn out replacing them as there are usually scores of them tightly packed on pcb boards with hardly any access.

    This is one occassion when buying new makes more sence.

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    Did you try a different Stb? to make sure that it is not a Dish/LNB problem, also USB device
    can go faulty, too, worth checking before binning.
    Regards Mobley2

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    Hi umgum reference the loss of your Spiderbox, did you keep this on standby or was it switched off every time after use? I am just curious as to which works better, myself I always turn my Spiderbox 9000HD off after use, this receiver I bought back in 2010.
    The reason I ask is that the other day I had used my 9000 early in the morning but only noticed I had left box on standby late in the afternoon, when I reached to switch off the mains using the switch on the back of the receiver I was surprised at the heat coming off the receiver. Thought to myself if this was on permanent standby this would certainly dry the circuit board connections more rapidly.

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    Turning off at the mains is probably the best bet, otherwise the power supply is perminently on which generates heat and wears the components out sooner rather than later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KARABANGA View Post
    Hi What are the symptoms???.. Do you get error messages etc what channels are you not finding??? Regards
    no error messages just no signal and usb says not inserted

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnhenry View Post
    Hi umgum reference the loss of your Spiderbox, did you keep this on standby or was it switched off every time after use? I am just curious as to which works better, myself I always turn my Spiderbox 9000HD off after use, this receiver I bought back in 2010.
    The reason I ask is that the other day I had used my 9000 early in the morning but only noticed I had left box on standby late in the afternoon, when I reached to switch off the mains using the switch on the back of the receiver I was surprised at the heat coming off the receiver. Thought to myself if this was on permanent standby this would certainly dry the circuit board connections more rapidly.
    Bit of both really

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    @umgum,if you ever think about wanting a replacement 9000HD . Pm me . I know buying and selling are not allowed on the forum.

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