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"PLEASE WAIT" Message for LG DVD Players

After scouring the internet for solutions to the LG "PLEASE WAIT" issue, I can't find a solution except on this site. I have had the unit unplugged for approximately a week and completed the power cycling. The solution that I found was to hit the "micro-button" after removing the front cover. I can't seem to find this micro-button. Can someone assist me? I actually have the LG XBR446. Thanks

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My brother take your set to a tech to let them have a look on your set.if you are not a tech you might cause more problem.your problem is a microchip.if it is not damage the tech will lift it from out of the set to reset itself and there after resoldering it back onto the chassis.good luck.

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