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Can It get a Virus?

My drc8030n is acting very erratic. Tuner sometimes works and other times gliches- ie freeze then funky electronic sound and suddenly starts back up but skips all the time in between. DVD Play/recorder seems fine but in the Library things can be normal and then go haywire. eventually it freezes and I have to unplug it for a few minutes. But it wont work for very long. I wasn't sure if it could get a virus or if the hard disk was going bad-if so where do i get another?

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You can try to reset the unit by pressing and holding the play and open buttons for like 10 seconds ( do this while there is no DVD inside and while in the main Menu screen....also, you will loose ALL data when this is done). If this does not change the problem, then it is most likely due to a power issue. I have corrected this problem by swapping out the power assembly in the unit. If interested in a unit (it is a unit that is stuck on the HELLO non-working) that can be used for parts, then contact me at

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