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Hi. our Sharp R242 Microwave has "frozen". Error message 8888. Can I reset it easily? Many Thanks

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I saw an answer for this problem on a justanswer.com blog, and although it's for a slightly different model than yours, it's the exact same problem and they mention what to try to fix it:
http://www.justanswer.com/questions/2v2ff-my-microwave-flashes-8888-none-of-the-buttons-work-what
This was my initial thought...that the display isn't receiving information and going into the error code, which would be because of a loose ribbon connector, which carries the signals needed for operation. When you take it apart, be careful not to touch the high voltage capacitors- you can discharge them with a screwdriver blade by shorting them out, or cover them with electrical tape, temporarily.
Here's a web page that talks about how to check various microwave parts, and may be of help to identify the capacitor:
http://www.applianceaid.com/image/component1.JPG
Good luck, and hope this helps you get it fixed.

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