Just set up my LR-16 yesterday evening. It powered up fine and I was able to format my 2TB drive and have the unit ready to record.
This morning I go to power up the LR-16 (without the HD connected), and the six buttons on the top panel just blink. No activity on the LCD screen.
I was plugged into a power conditioner, and tried several different locations in the house.
To me it seems that’s an issue with the device.
But I cannot be sure as I have no the device in my hands.
I suggest you to getting touch with the place where you bought the device and ask a replacement device