I have a ZV450MW8 that I've had for several years (unused for the last couple of years). I got it out a couple of days ago to try to dub some VCs to DVDs. However, I can't get it to work at all. Well, that's not quite true. It powers on, cycles (loads) the VC (if there's one present) and then attempts to read the DVD (if there's one present), blinks an E1 and then a couple of seconds later, powers down.
If I have neither a VC or DVD loaded, I still see the E1 and then it powers down. When connected to a TV, if I press the Setup button on the remote control, the setup menu shows on the TV - very briefly - and then the power off occurs before I can even select anything in Setup.
Since this thing was unplugged all this time, I'm pretty sure no battery or capacitor charge has held any settings in memory, but is there a way I can initialize the setting back to factory default, just to insure there aren't any random bits turned on? I haven't been able to find anything in the manual that describes resetting to factory defaults. Do any of you know how to do that?
I haven't removed any covers yet, but I'm not adverse to digging in further if I have to. Of course if I had a block diagram, schematic or some guidance as to what to look for (40 plus years of computer troubleshooting, repair, and engineering - preceded by 8 years of electrical/electronic support of USN aircraft equip me fairly well doing that), that would make things as lot easier (possibly
) . Any ideas? Has anyone else encountered these symptoms?
Thanks in advance,