Question about Panasonic DMR-T3040 DVD Recorder
Unit powers up and HardDrive indicator on display rotates once, then unit stops and only the time of day indicator is on the display. This happens regardless of what button I push (HDD, DVD, Open/Close, Power). I can hold the power button for 10 secs. and unit powers off. But when I power back up, I get the same result. Is HardDrive gone?
Pan use a version of Linux on the recorder. If you change the hard drive there is a format command in setup to format a new hard drive. Put a DVD in and try selecting and playing both DVD and HHD via the front panel buttons. Sometimes you can get error codes on a unit when the batteries in the remote are low. Try changing them Sometimes the remotes are faulty and not communicating properly. A fix in some cases is to press the number button corresponding to the number shown on the display together with the enter or OK button for at least 2 seconds. Good luck
Posted on Feb 07, 2009
Plug AC power cord to wall electric socket if it is plugged into a surge protector or extension, if not try a different socket, if issue still exist have unit service.
Posted on Sep 25, 2009
Unplug the unit for 24-hours. I know, it should not take that long, but in this case I tried shorter periods WITHOUT success!
Just before plugging in unit depress and hold POWER button. You are supposed to hold it for 30-seconds after plugging in, but in my case I did it for 60-seconds. This results in a MASTER RESET that clears all errors, resets interlocks, etc. I could not get past a DVD failure problem, but when I discovered this process everything worked fine!!
Good luck! Hope it works for you too.
Posted on Jul 21, 2010
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