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My sony dvd recorder is frozen in the welcome mode. It will neither turn on or on..

I have tried holding down the power button and the will shut down for a few seconds and then the welcome light comes back on along with a cooling fan. I also tried the same thing holding down both thepower and eject button with the same results . I have also left the unit unplugged for for several months. Do you have any suggestions .

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It might be a fault with the HDD that is a knowen problume for your modle i wold try formating the HDD to see if it fixes it for you if not try replacing the HDD with a new one

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