Hitachi DS253A Dislplays "Please Wait"



After only occasional use, my Hitachi HDD/DVD recorder will not boot up - it displays “PLEASE WAIT” for ever …


Update. The phrase “for ever” in my post turns out to be a slight exaggeration - I had previously left it on for more than 30 mins and PLEASE WAIT was still scanning across the display.

Yesterday, however, I left it on whilst I went out for 5 hours, and when I got home it had booted up and was ready to use!

Lesson - in future, switch on, wait 5 hours and it’s ready to use. No, seriously, it boots up normally again now …