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Panasonic SA-HT1500 The unit powers up but all I get are a series of what looks like "slashes" e.g /////////// 0:00 /////////// The unit has been in for repair as the hard drive had stopped working. They said abou the whole control board needing replacement ~£300 Anyone have any ideas if this is fixable? Thanks

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Check this link. I already rresponded to this problem before. You need some "soldering" to perfom. I already have the same problem twice, those slashes are typical sign for burnt out el. capacitors.
Here is the link to read for you:

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