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Hitachi alarm- " can't cycle start Auto operation

Today had an alarm on a Hitachi VN40II " can't cycle start Auto operation "

When trying to run commands in MDI or run auto operation. I could handwheel all axes just not run automatic operation.  First thoughts were to look to see if the machine was in manual mode or automatic mode.  But after troubleshooting found that all switches were working ok.  My next thought was to check the feed hold circuits. What I found was that one feed hold push button was not working at all. Being that feedhold or cycle stop buttons are usually closed circuits I was able to jump the switch to test to make sure this was the problem as well as confirm X address diagnostic changed. Found a new switch and installed.