Old DTRT1000 Youview Box Freezing
For some time now my Youview box has failed to turn on but due to also getting a Freesat box at about the same time this started, I have not bothered to investigate further. Now though, with the novelty factor of Freesat wearing off (!), I have been unsuccessfully trying to resolve.
If left alone the box sits with its orange ring of light illuminated but pressing central power button or using the remote has no effect at all. Powering off/on via rear power switch (sometimes multiple times) and then quickly trying again results in the box starting, with ring of light changing to blue and the front screen showing ‘Hello’ with a blank TV display or ’please wait’ and the HUMAX title screen, with ‘Ver A7.76’ in bottom left corner. This is then as far as it gets, just hanging here.
On booting into maintenance mode and trying the ‘Factory Reset, keep recordings’ option, it has been possible to briefly get the box to function again but with it always freezing again after a short period. Similarly, the ‘Software Reset (Recommended)’ option when last tried, functioned correctly, restarting the box and successfully retuning the channels but froze again on restarting following finding & installing a software update. Now, on powering on with the ‘Vol-‘ button, the box just refuses to move on past the first maintenance mode question screen.
With the inconsistency of the boxes actions, it is leading me more towards it possibly being a hardware error rather than any problem with a software update but just not sure.
Ran out of ideas now, please advise as to what are my options.