Not sure what happened but it seems to have completely died. Started yesterday when I noticed it wasn’t running a USB external hard drive properly. The drive was just clicking and not spinning. Eventually I got it to connect and it eventually after a very long time read the contents but after 5 minutes of eventually starting to play something it froze and re-booted. It did come back to life after about 5 minutes but then switched off although the red glow of the optical output was there.
I tried it with nothing connected and after unplugging various times it did come up to the welcome screen then immediately died. Now nothing, not even the red glow of optical. I tried the USB hard drive in a PC and it is fine.
I realise I might have overloaded it with the hard drive (can the USB ports run a USB hard drive OK?) but it has been working fine for over a month like that with probably 100+ hours.
Could the power supply be toast or more likely the unit? I understand you can power by USB ports but needs the correct lead?
Are there any other tests or resets I can try with it?