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Sony PCM-D50 Mu Sony PCM-D50 takes between 3 and 20 attempts to boot up. Once on, if the unit is left idle for more than 6 seconds, all the controls will freeze - it will not even switch off. The only way to prevent this freeze is to enter pause / record as soon as the unit comes to life. The hold switch is definitely off and the batteries are new. I suspect this is a software problem - is there any way to perform a hard or soft reset on the Sony PCM-D50?

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    gazgoldstar Nov 24, 2012

    Hi, I am having exactly the same problem as you have described. Can't find answers anywhere and Sony have been unhelpful too. Have you had any joy since you posted this issue?

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i dont have a solution but this seems like the only way to contact a user. im experiencing the EXACT same problem right now with a pcm d50. Did you ever figure out what to do?

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