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HDD locked? I am unable to record or delete any titles from the hard disc drive but all recorded programs will still play. Is there some sort of write protect on the HDD ? or is it a fault

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  • keefn Jan 16, 2008

    I have already tried that and it didn't work - but thank you for the help.

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    The ******* same problem. Does anyone know the solution?

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Please try a "factory set" with the unit to see if that resolves the problem. The method of performing this is as follows:

1) Press the "HOME" button on the remote control.
2) Scroll to the right to "EASY MENU" and "SETUP" and press "OK".
3) On the next screen, press the right arrow button once into the menu and down to "INITIALISATION".
4) Scroll to the right onto "FACTORY SET" and press "OK".
5) Select "YES" and press "OK" to proceed with the initialisation.
6) Choose the language, select "AUTO" for the clock set, "OK" for antenna connection, scroll to the right onto "START" when it says "ALL".

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Hi,
Did you find a solution ? I have the same trouble whith mine ...
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Have you tried resetting the recorder to it's default settings either through the menu or by pressing and holding the power button while unplugging it. After unplugging leave it of for a few minutes and then turn it on again.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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