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Help! My family may break down entirely if we don't sort this out...

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lalalonglegs Sat 17-Oct-09 08:32:50

My family's sanity is hanging by a thread. We have a freeview box (ie. access to CBeebies) connected to our TV by scart leads. Normally, when you switch the freeview box on it overrides whatever terrestial channel is on, but now it no longer flips in even when you switch to the AV channel. We have tried our DVD as well which is on the same system and again, nada so I don't think there is a problem with the freeview box (unless the DVD player conked out at precisely the same time as well). We have tried a new set of scarts, didn't work. What is going on? It's been three days now and we're desperate here, people.

FritesMenthe Sat 17-Oct-09 08:34:56

No idea but freeview boxes had to be re-tuned a couple of weeks ago for some reason. Maybe that's affected it?

lalalonglegs Sat 17-Oct-09 09:04:37

Don't think it's that because our DVD should still be working. Thanks for trying.

Anyone else?

FritesMenthe Sat 17-Oct-09 09:13:50

So you cannot view DVD or CBeebies, at all? I feel your pain. Perhaps someone will come along with a helpful suggestion in a minute.

TrinityHasAVampireRhino Sat 17-Oct-09 09:17:15

<crawls behind lalalonglegs telly>

<furkles around with all the wires>

<makes knowing sounds>

sorry love, no idea grin

sorry, the only thing I can think of is that the scarts on the back of the telly have gone kaput

Is the telly old??

lalalonglegs Sat 17-Oct-09 09:21:57

Telly ancient (not even a flatscreen shock) but all terrestial channels fine. Tried different scart leads, no joy. Do you think the scart sockets within the telly might be knackered? Is that what you're saying mighty Trinity?

TrinityHasAVampireRhino Sat 17-Oct-09 09:25:16

yeah thats what I'm thinking

all the signs point to that

because both of the scarted things aren't working


what about freecycle?

GordonBrownsTeaLady Sat 17-Oct-09 09:28:27

TR, i lost your email. Can you email me again? I wondered if you wanted to meet up this week. I've got the week off work so we could do a daytime. DB here.

TrinityHasAVampireRhino Sat 17-Oct-09 09:35:13

<panic sets in>


totally lost all ability to do anything

my email is if that helps blush

TrinityHasAVampireRhino Sat 17-Oct-09 09:36:59

just worked it out

sorry thick as....

have so many people mailing me, I'm getting confused grin

1dilemma Sat 17-Oct-09 09:40:32

lala can I wave to you please?
thought you'd gone

havn't seen you on property for ages!

GordonBrownsTeaLady Sat 17-Oct-09 09:47:37

no worries TR.
it's your friendly local well-meaning but far too effing busy mumsnetter who feels bad for not sorting out that bottle of wine.
Are you free at all during the day next week?

TrinityHasAVampireRhino Sat 17-Oct-09 09:48:44

yes, I'm pretty muchh free all day every day
kids aren't at school and I'm not ging out much still

GordonBrownsTeaLady Sat 17-Oct-09 09:50:59

Do you fancy a day out?

TrinityHasAVampireRhino Sat 17-Oct-09 09:54:17

hmm, I dunno <panics>

yes, I think

Are you bringing your children?

Cause we would have to take two cars if you were

Oh I dont know

I would love to meet you and I reckon purplepillow would too

hows about you come over and take charge, make me go out and do something smile

GordonBrownsTeaLady Sat 17-Oct-09 09:59:19

Right, in that case.

You and purplepillow should come at meet me at either cream o galloway or mabie park farm.

Proper day out.

How old are you kids?

Mine are 5 and 2.

lalalonglegs Sat 17-Oct-09 09:59:51

<waves to 1dilemma>

Yes, don't go on much now. No one ever took any notice of me anyway... Does that count as a flounce?

BubbaAndBump Sat 17-Oct-09 10:04:25

At the risk of sounding like an I.T. professional, have you tried turning it on and off again? Our freeview box goes on the blink occasionally (as do I), and I turn if off at the wall and it plays ball again...

TrinityHasAVampireRhino Sat 17-Oct-09 10:22:15

mine are 9,4 and 2

purples dd is 9

cream of galloway??

sorry, did I mention I was crap grin

TrinityHasAVampireRhino Sat 17-Oct-09 10:25:09

just googled, sounds lovely, just trying to see how far away it is

TrinityHasAVampireRhino Sat 17-Oct-09 10:26:26

about 60 miles, not bad, we could do that, I think

I'll have to speak to purple

GordonBrownsTeaLady Sat 17-Oct-09 10:27:27

oh we can fire the 9 year olds in barrels down a big slide! grin
I've not seen anyone do that yet!

TrinityHasAVampireRhino Sat 17-Oct-09 10:32:30

whereabouts are you coming from?

just woken purple up blush and shes up for something

I like the sound of cream of galloway

we'll have to chat about when

Pyrocanthus Sat 17-Oct-09 10:34:45

To return to the OP - can you try taking the dvd player out of the circuit in case a knackered dvd is stopping the freeview box from working as they're all entwangled together by the scart leads? Or vice versa?

You can tell I'm technical, can't you? Fiddling does sometimes work though.

GordonBrownsTeaLady Sat 17-Oct-09 10:34:57

i'll email you

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