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Endless loop Unit cycles between RECOVER (disk rumbles for several seconds) BYE (into standby mode for a few seconds) RECOVER (...) BYE (...) etc. Unplug for any length of time, plug back in and the same thing happens once it powers up. It is not possible to get it to do anything else.

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Re: endless loop

Mine did this (on a Ram disk) but I was able to push eject before the dvd tried to read the disk. I had unplugged it overnight, then once plugged back in immediately pushed eject. Once the disk was out it stopped going into recovery mode.
Hope it helps. Good Luck.

Posted on May 04, 2008

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