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Freezes control, but keeps playing

My Samsung HT-Q40 is giving me headaches. I bought it a while ago and it was working really fine when this crazy this started happening. Whatever I'm doing with it, be it watching a movie, listening to the radio, listening to a cd, or using the auxiliary input port to listen to my XM Radio, after a time (this time is completely variable) it simply freezes all controls of the equipment. I cannot access it either from the remote or from its own buttons. I can't turn it on or off. There's nothing I can really do when this happens other than cut the power straight from the power outlet and put it back on. I could find no explanation of why or when this will happen when I'm using it. Sometimes I use it for a whole day and it works fine. Sometimes, after less than two minutes all controls are gone. Does anyone have a clue of what I can do to try to solve it?

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Re: Freezes control, but keeps playing

Over heating cheak back fan is it in very well vented area if not get sterio fans off ebay on it 4 for 20 u plug in wall ok llike pc fans

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