I'm wondering whether I need to take my S9 Autoset in for a checkup because of a weird malfunction last night. After I turned it off for a break and subsequently turned it back on, it displayed "reading SD card" (the card had not been removed) for a long time. The 3-second turn off feature would not work nor would it respond to any of the other controls. I removed and replaced the SD card with no result. So, I removed the power cord from the back of the machine and reattached it. After that, the LED flashed on and off but would not return to normal operation. Then I removed the power cord from the wall plug, waited awhile and replaced it. The device booted up normally and worked perfectly the rest of the night. This morning when I loaded the SD card to Sleepyhead, the hours prior to the malfunction were missing. Should I worry?
No harm taking the machine for check up but I would not worry at this stage if never happen before. Give it a second chance, the S9 known to be finicky. If the warranty nearing the end, might as well report it
It has a rather sophisticated computer as a controller. My machine got into a state where it would not record the high rate data.
I too had to disconnect power and wait a while to get it to reset.
Much like Windows needs to be rebooted every once in a while, so it appears does the S9.
It must have some internal capacitors that take some time to discharge in order to properly reboot; as a few seconds of power down is not enough. Chances are your machine will be fine -- but, it couldn't hurt to have it checked.
(Perhaps you got a bit flip from a high energy cosmic ray or solar flare heavy ion.)
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