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My Sony DVD recorder, Model RDE HXD890, is locked on DVD (YELLOW

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My Sony DVD recorder, Model RDE HXD890, is locked on DVD (YELLOW BUTTON), THE dvd drawer will not open. The display shows the letters EO2.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Recorders and Players
Expert:  Nathan replied 2 years ago.
Nathan :

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Nathan :

Unfortunately the symptoms you describe are indicative of an internal hardware failure,

Nathan :

specifically, that e02 error message indicates a faulty hard drive partitiion,

Nathan :

essentially, the hard disc inside has failed, and as some of the operating programming resides on that disc, the system locks up and cannot function without it

Nathan :

There are a few reset steps you can try though,

Nathan :

as this can occasionally just be a temporary firmware glitch,

Nathan :

unplug power at the mains

Nathan :

wait 5 minutes

Nathan :

then press and hold the power button on the recorder (not the remote) for 60+ seconds
keep holding while plugging back in, and for another 60 seconds after, then release

Nathan :

If we're lucky, that will clear it up.

Nathan :

If it doesn't work, then the next step would be reformatting the hard drive (you'd need a special service remote for this), replacing the drive, or more realistically replacing the entire unit at this point.

Customer:

NO, that did not work.

Nathan :

Thanks for trying, and sorry to hear that,

Nathan :

as I mentioned this would then tend to confirm an internal fault,

Nathan :

it is possible to fix, but for a 6+ year old system it isn't likely to be practical, you'd spend more on parts and labor at a local repair shop than you would to replace it with a brand new system.

Nathan :

Depending how you'd like to proceed though, I can help with finding parts, finding a local tech, or recommending replacement options. Just let me know.

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