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FLASH SUM LCD Display error on Pioneer DV-414 DVD player

I have a Pioneer DV-414 DVD player. I have had it for 8 years. Lately, when I turn it on, the LCD display on the front of the player keeps flashing "FLASH SUM" causing the machine not to function at all. Does anyone know what the problem may be and is it easily fixable?

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  1. Have you tried cold starting it; disconnect it completely from the mains for ~10 mins, then reconnect and try again.
  2. It is probably a problem with the EPROM or the CPU. You could try resetting the software by holding in the STOP button while turning on the power to the unit. If that doesn't work it sounds like the EPROM is corrupt or the CPU is bad.

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Flash Sum

  1. Have you tried cold starting it; disconnect it completely from the mains for ~10 mins, then reconnect and try again.
  2. It is probably a problem with the EPROM or the CPU. You could try resetting the software by holding in the STOP button while turning on the power to the unit. If that doesn't work it sounds like the EPROM is corrupt or the CPU is bad.

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The Px4x DVD Upgrade is an advanced modification to your DVD player, which adds extra features and enables you to get more from your machine. The upgrade supplements the DVD player and in no way harms the playback quality or removes any performance features of the DVD player.

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