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''Press Clock'' but can't press buttons, then beeps with F4 error

Microwave freaked out and started beeping - F4 error. Unplugged, plugged in and says to press clock to start. Can't press any buttons....then it freaks out and screams F4.
Thoughts on how to fix this?

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