Our daughter has a Samsung V+ box in her bedroom, and came to me earlier today to say that the box was really noisy - upon looking at it, the fan was running at full tilt. I unplugged it, used a vaccum cleaner hose to pull all the dust out of the fan, let it cool a bit and plugged it back in - now, it only does one of two things:
- The blue light around the Enter button illuminates, and the power button illuminates, both momentarily, and then go out; nothing happens thereafter.
- Both lights and the online light come on and stay on, but the box does nothing more.
Oddly enough, a couple of nights ago when standing at the top of the stairs, I was convinced that I could hear a capacitor 'singing' (you know how electrolytics do when they are less than happy), so I now wonder if the power supply has chucked its toys out of the pram.....
I am going to leave it unplugged overnight and try again in the morning, but is there anything else I should do before calling for an engineer?
I will give them a ring shortly; fair play to the old box to be honest, it has to be at least 7 years old I reckon (possibly a lot more too!); I might speak to them about our TiVo at the same time, as it is getting really slow.