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Has had 2 different problems

After running great for 2 years, the hard drive died. Had a friend replace it and that works good now. Then, about 3 months ago, I could not make it respond to either remote control or pushing buttons on front panel. I power it off by holding power button for 10 seconds. Then when I turn it back on it works fine for a while, but eventually will stop responding to commands again. Anyone ever heard of this issue?

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I had the same problem a while back. I was scared that the hard drive was going to die completely so I started burning my shows to disc and clearing the hard drive as I was going along. Once I erased a bunch of stuff my recorder started to work fine again. Go figure.

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Your set needs to be taken to a tech for repairs it is having a micro computer problem.good luck

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