The machine is 5 years old, and I believe was discontinued the same year.
I have had other problems in the past, but don't recall specific error codes. They have been strange events eg once I set several programmes on different channels to record, using the EPG, but all the programmes recorded were on BBC1. On other occasions the machine can't read the same disk it was playing and/or recording on the previous day.
All problems have been overcome by using a lens cleaner disk, and/or disconnecting from the electricity supply for a while.
Over to you!
No, that's the only error code shown.
Sorry Freddy - currently I am cooking a meal and the machine is actually working as it should (just to be awkward). Can I get back to you when U99 inevitably pops up and I can try your suggestion?
Hi Freddy, sorry it's taken so long to get back to you, things got a bit hectic!
I tried your suggestion, as in your message at lunchtime on 2nd Sept. The dvd tray did eject although it didn't turn the unit on - that happens when I load the dvd again. I tried it on a number of occasions as U99 kept recurring, but yesterday it seemed to be ok again and working normally, and is still working today! So hopefully it will continue to be OK now.
Many thanks for your help, but I am still considering buying a used/refurbished replacement while there are still some available to stand by for when mine finally expires!