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Toshiba RS-TX20 Hi I'm trying to delete everything on my DVD and start again however it is "frozen" and won't go to the next stage. It displays "CLEARING AND DELETING EVERYTHING. THIS MAY TAKE UP TO AN HOUR.".... Well 18 hours later no change. Do you know how to rectify it. Thanks very much. Mike Ficker

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  • vwdzl Oct 20, 2008

    My Toshiba RE-TX20 DVD recorder is stuck still on the same screen. Deleting Everything. This may take up to an hour...I called toshiba and they couldn't assist with the problem. They gave the phone # for their authorized repair place. The screen has been like this for over 3 days now.



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Unplug it! this will not hurt the unit , if all electronics was dammaged from loss of power then no one would want to buy any electronics!
the next thing to do is get a cleaning cd that will clean the laser eye. as these collect dust and other stuff. and it is most common for them to get dirty and start messing up. so clean the laser eye first!
then if that don't work then it will have to be cleaned manually
it is froze up and if you leave it like that your going to have more problems then it not erasing disk's!
do not do a firmware update , the disk's that update sometimes are messed up and can ruin the unit
it's not worth it!
if you need more help , just ask!

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If you brake power you may damage irreparably the unit, you will need to call Toshiba tech support by phone.

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    Ginko Oct 18, 2008

    If you interrupt power, trying to restart the unit, you can damage the unit irreparably, check the user manual, and call immediately Toshiba customer support number listed.

    Follow instruction from Toshiba Tech support, so that they take responsibility if the unit is damaged during update procedure. They will probably suggest you to start pressing the power button for 5 seconds and to unplug power cord.
    If unit gets damaged, ask a replacement.

    In USA call the number on the owner manual, or call the general Toshiba customer support at (800) 457-7777.

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    Ginko Oct 20, 2008

    Well, in this case all you can do is unplug power cord , and pray.
    If the unit does restart just do again software update.
    If the unit does not restart, that means that the firmware is corrupted, and you will need to take it to an authorized toshiba repair service.



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