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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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  • jbkprod Nov 25, 2007

    Hey, dvdmoviefan...I have the same problem! Pioneer DV-414 (just like you), have had it for 8 years (just like you), and it recently - about 2 months ago - started flashing the "FLASH SUM" error on the display, leaving me no choice but to unplug it just to power it down.

    I don't know why it does it either, but honestly, I'm about 2 seconds from dropping it in the trash. DVD players are a mature product now and pretty much all DVD players have the playback ability & component outputs I need. The $40 player I bought 3 months ago is smaller and plays CD's better than the 414, which mine has ALWAYS given me problems doing. So now I have to buy another cheap DVD player because the 414 is acting up. So I say scrape together a few bucks, go to Target, and get a new DVD player to replace your 414, too! It'll probably be cheaper and less of a hassle!

  • Anonymous May 08, 2008

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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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  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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