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Technics sc-dv290 when you press play it struggles to read the disc then HO2 comes up in display, followed by no play. Prior to this happening it happened a couple of times but worked for a little bit after, now it appears to have given up. any ideas pleas?!

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  • paul read Aug 05, 2007

    has not really helped to be honest. i'd have thought with the premium sevice i'd have at least been told EXACTLY what the code HO2 means? sevice reset didn't work, ie reset it.

  • horseman192
    horseman192 Feb 17, 2013

    the same thing happens on my one - i opened the case and took a cd that i had in slot number one out - i have noticed that when i am trying to use slot number one in a dvd player this error appears - i just stopped using it and all other slots work just fine

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Hi, An HO# display is an indication of an internal problem, HO2 - possibly optical pickup. For certain reasons, I would strongly suggest that you bring your unit to a qualified service professional or an authorized center. If you have your own reason(s) of venturing to trying to fix it yourself, a couple of tricks you can try (should you be feeling adventurous and gamble on loosing it all together): 1. If it is an electronic problem, do a service reset; with no disc & tray closed power on, simultaneously press play, pause and back buttons (5 seconds). Unit should reset indicated by blinking of display. If this does not work, try with the power off, press the 3 button then power on; or 2. If it is a mechanical problem, gently shake the unit to and fro. The idea is to partially dislodge the eye from its position, it might have been stuck. Opening the unit will also serve the same since you can do visual inspection. Look for any foreign object along the rail (sliding bar) or any possible obstruction to the operation of the mechanism inside. If none works, you're back to the first suggestion. Hope this works out for you and give you some ideas. Pls post again how things turn up and/or if you need more information. Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Aug 04, 2007

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    Louie Role Aug 05, 2007

    I understand that the reset did not work. HO2 error refers to optical pickup problem which is made up of several components from the lens itself, the calibration circuitry, the connecting flat cable plus the the mechanical cradle it sits on. More often than not it is the eye (lens) that deteriorates faster than the other components. Bowever the calibration circuitry also plays a vital role, a mis aligned eye would give sysmptoms of a defective eye but can be rectified by calibration not replacement. Further if the cradle is stuck, you would have the same error because the eye cannot move over to the start of the disc.
    The error code can only give us a general location where to look. As earlier suggested, an on site qualified service personnel with test instruments would be able to better diagnose your particular problem.

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