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Message on the LCD.

I can not get anything on the LCD except "Please wait." If I unplug it, it comes back right away. It cannot be turned off by using the off button. Cannot find a reset button either.

Please help.

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  • scrappydeb Feb 14, 2009

    Same problem here. The TV screen sort of "strobes" - flashes of light, but can't get anything to happen.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    Don,t star on screen :please wait


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This happened to me. I searched web and found out that most people said it was a problem with blown capacitors. My brother knows how to solder, so I had him check it out. He soldered on two capacitors with very little trouble and the machine was fixed.

Don't overload your hard drive! I now have a U99 Error code and they say it can not be fixed. Erase video after you have transferred. They do not make these machines with a hard drive for recording anymore.

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