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DVDR 3455H/37, DVD DRIVE WITH LASER HEAD (E143838)

I cannot copy from HDD to optical disk, because DVD
drive is not working. Where to get DVD drive E143838?
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  • torana616 May 17, 2009

    yes I do have the same problem. if you could suggest a solution please!

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SOURCE: dvdr 3455H/97 hard disk unable to reboot

download firmware 5.04M from Philips and follow the "release notes" (below download icon)to burn it in CD ...
http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/dcbint/cpindex.pl?scy=HK&slg=AEN&cat=DVD_HOME_THEATER_CA&sct=DVD_HARDDISK_RECORDERS_SU&grp=HOME_ENTERTAINMENT_GR&session=20090613081403_116.48.214.244&ctn=DVDR3455H/97&mid=Link_Software&hlt=Link_Software
I tried it! should be OK

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Is there firmware update for Philips DVDR 3455H ?

Hi there,

Well you get your firmware from below link -

http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/dcbint/cpindex.pl?scy=US&slg=AEN&cat=DVD_HOME_THEATER_CA&sct=DVD_HARDDISK_RECORDERS_SU&session=20090905122441_125.63.122.112&grp=HOME_ENTERTAINMENT_GR&ctn=DVDR3455H/37&mid=Link_Software&hlt=Link_Software

Good Luck!!

Thanks

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

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from krystle i am an electronic tec:
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if you need a reload on your hard drie email me i will tell you what you need to do my email is krystle913@yahoo.com

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