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DMR-HWT130EB When I hit setup I get This operation cannot be

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DMR-HWT130EBWhen I hit setup I get
This operation cannot be performed now.
Why is this, please?I want to copy a program to a USB hard disk. The yellow button works, the blue button does not.Bryan Colyer

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Can you please remove the power to the recorder (so unplug it from the power socket).

Then wait 10 minutes, connect the power again to the unit, turn it on and tell me please if it is now operating correctly.

Let me know the results please

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Made no improvement, I fear.

Ok, can you go to settings, then locate Initialze and reset to shipping conditions.

Once done, tell me how it then functions please

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I can't get settings, that is the problem.

Do any functions on it work?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Nothing on Setup works. Everything else works perfectly - record, replay, etc. The Setup botton just gives the error message. Function Menu won't do Setup or Network, though I haven't set up the Network yet.


It is the internal mainboard that has faulted, this now confirms it, it will be the eprom where the firmware resides

I am really sorry about this and you are going to have to return the unit to have this replaced. It will be covered by the warranty if this has not expired, and the replacement will be done at no cost to you.

I am really sorry about this, and if you have problems, or would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

And if you can take a second to rate my service by clicking one of the stars at the top of the page, then submit, that would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
The unit is brand new. Unless damaged in transit -there are no signs - something is amiss in your inspection department. Thanks for your help, though I am a bit miffed at paying for your advice when the fault was probably that of your company.