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Same thing. Mine was also manufactured feb 05

After a few seconds of cooking the microwave turns off and asks you to reset the clock, date etc. If someone could tell me what needs to be fixed, it would help me decide whether or not I should bother fixing it, or just shop for a new oven. Hate to have someone diagnose the problem and risk paying for the wrong fix. Any suggestions?

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