Question about Panasonic DMR-E55 DVD Recorder
How do I get my recorder to work again. every time I turn it on, a message comes on TV: "self check failed, if this messge appears frequently, please refer to the product service section in the operating instructions." that book just tells me to let the machine fix itself and it isn't.
SOURCE: Error code U61 on a
The manual refers to the U61 as being a recovery mode. Have you left it at U61 for a period of time while it tries to recover?
U61 ≥There was a power failure or the AC plug was disconnected while the unit was on. The unit is
carrying out its recovery process. This process restores the unit to normal operation. The unit is not
broken. Wait until the message disappears.
You could always try to force it into standby mode and back out again:
Press [í/I, POWER] on the main unit to switch the unit to standby.
Now press [í/I, POWER] on the main unit again to turn the unit on.
If that doesn't take care of it, everything thing I've found points toward a replacement of components inside the system by a repair service. Hopefully you are still under warranty!
Posted on Sep 21, 2008
I beleive FixYa Terms of Service state that you cannot give out Unlock codes for any type of device, hardware or software.
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
From User guide:
U61 • There was a power failure or the AC plug was disconnected while the unit was on. The unit is carrying out its recovery process. This process restores the unit to normal operation. The unit is not broken. Wait until the message disappears.
If fail unplug and hold power button for a minute or two and turn it on and repeat.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
Being a VCR/DVD recorder combo unit, the tracking issue is usually mechanical, and can be caused by any one of a number of things, including guides.
Unless you are tech. savvy with years of experience, this repair really should be undertaken by a qualified technician in a fully equipped service workshop, as some of the parts, if they need to be replaced, can only be obtained via them. The other worry is the expense.
In your case though, it sounds very much like a faulty guide (some service agents refer to these as 'base incline units') assuming the playback picture has noise bars but the speed is otherwise steady - replacement/alignment should be done by a technician - submit your unit to a workshop, tell them the problem, get a quote, and second opinion on the likely parts/labour costs involved, then make a decision afterwards on what action to take. Up to you.
(these decks use a belt between the capstan and the clutch flywheel under the mechanism - the workshop may replace the belt as well, since these stretch over time; which can also cause tracking issues)
In any case, the workshop second opinion and quote will tell you more. You should not need a new unit.
Posted on Jun 19, 2011
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