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HD-A3, 408bc504, Updated FW, still nothing.

post #1 of 13
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I tried watching Out of Sight (Universal), but it froze in under one minute and displayed the 408bc504 error. I tried another movie and it didn't recognize the disc. I updated the firmware to 4000U (based on a thread here with the links), but after completing step 4/4 and ejecting the iso disc, it did not power down as Toshiba says it does. I tried updating the firmware again, but it said it was already complete.

I tried Out of Sight again, and it froze a few seconds before the first time. I then put in The Italian Job (Paramount), but it says, "The disc is not DVD format. Cannot play the disc." I tried Anchorman (Dreamworks), and it played perfectly up to 4:15 and then froze. I can't eject the disc or turn the player off.

I then went to Toshiba's site and it prompted me to download 2000U after selecting the HD-A3. I downloaded that and attempted to update the firmware, but it said the update was already complete.

What do I do now?
post #2 of 13
Pressing Display, 7, 0, 1, Display would do a factory reset on a working player. You could always try it on your player too.
post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by Viking61 View Post

Pressing Display, 7, 0, 1, Display would do a factory reset on a working player. You could always try it on your player too.

I tried that, nothing happened. Where'd you get that info? Other threads said there was no way to reset the player.
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by HTtom View Post

I tried that, nothing happened. Where'd you get that info? Other threads said there was no way to reset the player.


There are some "secret" codes for the Toshiba HD DVD players. I only know a few:
  • Display, 7, 0, 1, Display will do a factory reset (on the firmware you have installed)
  • Display, 1, 9, 5, Display will show the complete system information of your player
  • T.search, 1, 3, 9, "Region number", T.search is the RCE hack for regionfree European models.
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
I appreciate the reply, but the reset code did not do anything.

Searching this forum shows that code for the HD-XA2, I can't find any mention of it for the HD-A3.
post #6 of 13
As your player didn't shut down after the firmware upgrade, I suspected that it wouldn't react to the factory reset code either. But I figured it was worth a try.
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Any other opinions? I'd really hate to sell my discs because the player no longer works.
post #8 of 13
That code means:
4 0 * * C 5 0 4 Contents Error
Cannot play the disc.
Error code : 0x00000000 Error Code
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by qz3fwd View Post

That code means:
4 0 * * C 5 0 4 Contents Error
Cannot play the disc.
Error code : 0x00000000 Error Code

I'm aware of that, I think most of us with HD-DVD players have seen that before.

Any suggestions on how to get my player working?
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
Until last night, I haven't tried watching an HD-DVD since this happened. The same thing happens. Any ideas? I'd hate to buy a used unit, but I've got 40 movies (some of which aren't on Blu, or scheduled to be) that I'd like to be able to watch.
post #11 of 13
Saddly, this usually means a drive replacement in my experiences with it.
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
What's a drive replacement? How much is it?
post #13 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by qz3fwd View Post

That code means:
4 0 * * C 5 0 4 Contents Error
Cannot play the disc.
Error code : 0x00000000 Error Code

I just got the same error playing Ocean Eleven hd-dvd on my A2. This was the first time I played that movie on my A2. It was a brand new disc and got the error about the 42 minute mark of the movie. I open/close the tray and tried to play the movie again. It started up and then I chapter skipped past the 42 minute mark. It played for about another minute and then got the error again. When I tried to play the hd-dvd again I got the "No Disc" error. I then powered off and tired to play the hd-dvd and still got the "No Disc" error. I then powered off the A2 again I tried to play a different hd-dvd and it played. First time problems with this A2 which was purchased back in Dec 2006. Now that I got this error I am going to keep on using this player hoping something happens to it. I brought a 4 year warranty from BB when I brought the unit. It's good till Dec 2010. I still have another A2, A3 and A30 in the closet.
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