Thank you for your reply. The recorder plays dvd discs quite normally and I
have had no problems so far. If the hard drive is failing would there not be
other indicators? Existing recorded programmes play quite normally.
The existing firmware is 1.15. As I understand it Sony have admitted that
these recorders originally had problems picking up digital channels and the software update should correct the problem. Any other suggstions before I
try a cleaning disc?
Many thanks for your reply. I will come back to you after trying the cleaning
disc to report.
I have applied a cleaning disc which now does display a message on the front panel, after loading the update disc, of 'DISC-DWLD' followed by
'LOAD' and after a pause reverts back to the display of the time and programme number on the tv. According to the Sony instructions the panel should after displaying 'DISC-DWLD' show four sequential messages viz-
'DOWNLOAD-2,3,4 and 5' . Any idears?
Thanks for your reply.Unfortunately after the panel shows DISC-DWLD
nothing happens-the panel reverts to showing the time and tv channel
number. The disc tray does not open and I have checked with the initial setup menu after 20 minutes and the recorder still shows version 1.15.
on the audio out menu. Where can I go from here?
Thanks for your reply. I think we have gone as far as we can go on the
problem without taking the recorder to a service centre.I have tried all three discs that Sony have sent me without success but at least you have helped me narrow down the problem somewhat.
Many thanks for your help