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Recording fails to delete

I have a Thomson DTI6300-16. We set it to record a programme which was only 1 hour long, but it is telling us that the recorded programme is 2h 12mins - and in fact it seems to have used even more disk space than that. The main problem however is that we cannot play or delete the programme, and doing either, or just moving the cursor onto this programme results in the unit freezing and the only way to unblock it is by turning off at the mains.
Can you help ?

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  • gareth_willi Jan 20, 2009

    No joy - system has frozen again as soon as we try and delete it, but thanks for the suggestion.

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Record another programme so that you have something above the dodgy one in your library. Then go back into your library and press down, blue then green really fast. This worked on mine.

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