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Locked up hi, i have been having fun with this recorder for a while now. sometimes it refuses to accept that there is a disk in side, other times i get a 'no read' displayed. the latest fault is that it did a system check twice, shutdown and restarted and then shutdown again and stopped, all i get now is 'hold' displayed when i press any of the buttons. unpluging it and leaving it for 48 hours, makes no difference. it's 18 months old and panasonic are no help at all. local dealer has quoted me £100 to repair it, it will more likely go in the bin. keith

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  • Anonymous Jun 06, 2008

    Exactly the same problem, went into self check mode, now locked up with "HOLD" on display. Contacted Panasonic, no use whatsoever. This was my first Pana and will be my last. I am an electronic tech and checked as best I could without a manual that all expected voltages O.K. The display also says RAM disc still inside-- it's not-- and it still gives the same message even with the DVD drive disconnected. Is the error message HOLD or is it H--- Open Circuit Laser Diode.

    Does anyone know a factory reset method, have tried all the things mentioned on the forums etc.



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A bit more info, unlocked machine O.K. it had gone into child lock. Why it should do this on it's own when stuck in this self check loop is a mystery. To be on the safe side I discharged the internal back up cap and then reset all options. Will see how it goes.

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