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Unit is locked up

Well this is my 2nd unit, first unit locked up after first use, best buy gave me another one, the unit is 1 year old, used in a game room, very low use. After being used for tv and and ipod one day, the unit locked up, per the manuelm the factory reset will not work. Out of 1 year warranty, When turned on the on/stand by button slowly flashes blue, nothing on the screen. Any suggestions???

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SOURCE: Denon S-301 video problems

Theis is a known problem by Denon, you need to get a "patch" by denon to fix the problem. If you hook up to the other video out sources there is no problem (but no HD either)

Posted on Oct 01, 2007

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