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It stays stuck on home was not plugged in to power protecter when the power turned off . My fostex vf-16 is a later model similiar to the mr16 model

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I just purchased an MR8 that was stuck on the main screen with no response from any of the buttons. When I powered it up without a card it would say "No card, press enter", then I could operate most of the buttons but could not access the menu.

After closer inspection I found several pins were bent in the Compact flash socket. I pulled it apart (only took about 10 screws and two minutes) to have clear access to the CF socket and found a few pins were not only bent but broken loose from the board. I re-shaped the bent pins and re-soldered them to the board; these are very small so soldering experience is required.

After straightening and re soldering the pins, my MR-8 booted up normal and works great. For more info or pictures contact me (Mark) from my website contact link at

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Try going to the site and download the instruction book. It could be a small electrical fault inside the machine. If you've tried all then take it to a Fostex dealer and have the look at it. They're too expensive to play around with.
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Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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