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The Black Box Recorder in windows 7

The Black Box Recorder. Every developer wishes there was a way that an end-users could quickly and simply record a repro for the problem that they’re running into that is unique to their machine. Windows 7 comes to the rescue! Part of the in-built diagnostic tools that we use internally to send feedback on the product, the Problem Steps Recorder provides a simple screen capture tool that enables you to record a series of actions. Once you hit “record”, it tracks your mouse and keyboard and captures screenshots with any comments you choose to associate alongside them. Once you stop recording, it saves the whole thing to a ZIP file, containing an HTML-based “slide show” of the steps. It’s a really neat little tool and I can’t wait for it to become ubiquitous on every desktop! The program is called psr.exe; you can also search for it from Control Panel under “Record steps to reproduce a problem”.

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a black square appears in the middle of the screen whenever i turn the recorder on. model d-r560ku


Hello,

First check if the problem is not from the television by trying to watch a normal channel on it. Once it is confirmed, try to hook up the DVD recorder on another television to see if the black box appears, then you use another set of prongs to connect it to the television to see if that will correct the problem.

If that does not correct the problem, then it simply means there is a hardware problem with the DVD recorder, and it most likely is that there is a bad capacitor on the main board of the recorder, and all you have to do is to replace it with a new one.

Take care and good luck

Dec 03, 2010 | Toshiba DR4 DVD Recorder

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Panasonic DVD Player & Recorder


A manual can be found here Panasonic DMR-E55 DVD Recorder User Guide
Or if you prefer, you can visit the Panasonic product support website ( just use google to find it) and look for the manual for your machine.
Best wishes...

Sep 09, 2008 | Panasonic DMR-E55 DVD Recorder

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Black box on top of screen during HDD playback mode


Problem solved! Thanks Panasonic Tech Support!!

In case anyone else has this problem, I'll tell you what I found out. This model DVD recorder does not have closed captioning functionality at all. So if this happens to yours, it is not the DVD recorder causing the problem. It is a setting on either your TV, cable box, or whatever else you have hooked up to it.

In my case, my daughter must have accidentally hit the "Text" option on our TV's caption menu. I changed that option back to its original setting, and the mysterious black box is gone.

Jul 29, 2008 | Panasonic DMR-EH50 DVD Recorder

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no audio


Select the analogue source input.

Jan 12, 2008 | TDK DA-3826 2-Disc CD Recorder

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