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IHP-120 Connected to pc.

When I turn on the player, the screen shows the player is still connected to the pc,but its not.It will not play anything. I can only turn it off after pushing the button several times. Have tried reconnecting to pc and disconnecting, have also pushed the reset button. Nothing seems to work,am now getting desperate, anybody got any ideas?

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1.  Prolific swearing
2.  Prolonged sulk
3.  Internet research
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