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Will not power up but is still showing time - Toshiba RD-XS35 DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder

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  • smvanetten Nov 29, 2008

    My Toshiba RD-XS35 DVD recorder will not power up but shows the time and the power button is lit. I have to unplug it for 2 sec and plug in and it works again for a couple of hours.

  • Paul Dougherty Dec 05, 2008

    Myself and a co worker are having the same issue with ours. It started around the same as yours. I thing it has something to do with the TVGOS and the transition to digital broadcasting.

  • Paul Dougherty Dec 07, 2008

    After surfing the new and trying to fix this issue, I am convinced the issue has to do with the TVGOS. I re-setup up the TVGOS with a zip code of 00001. I think this keeps the TVGOS from looking for TVGOS data. For 3 days my RD-XS35 has returned to normal on and off operation. I just have to manually program the recording times to record shows.

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I changed my IR code by accident and now nothing works. I can not get back to the IR 1 code. Everytime I hit a button the DR3 appears but nothing works. How could I fix this.

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Unplug the unit for a few minutes and see if will power up. If not, the product needs to be repaired or replaced.

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My coworker has also changed the zip code on his toshiba to 00001 as well. His, rd-xs35, has been functioning without the tv guide service but he can use the manual record to record shows.

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  • Paul Dougherty Jan 02, 2009

    It works again. They must have fixed the problem. I reset my zip code on Christmas and it is now downloading the TV Guide data and still turns on and off normally.

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