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Toshiba RD-XS35 will not power on

I have recorded a few hours of old VHS tapes to the hard drive.

Disconnected the unit from power outlet for a few months.

Plugged it back in the other day and the green power on light would not
come on. Unplugged it ... let it set for an hour ... plugged it back in and
it still would not power up.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  • greg164 Dec 15, 2008

    Talked with Toshiba customer service tech reps several times and the only thing they could come up

    with was to send in the unit for repair.



    We tried several times to get the unit to power on with no success.



    I have NOT ABUSED THE UNIT IN ANY WAY to cause this problem.



    Have valuable recordings on the hard drive of this unit that I don't want to lose.

  • greg164 Dec 30, 2008

    Have unplugged the unit from my surge protector
    and plugged it directly into the wall outlet
    with no success.

    It was working fine the first dozen or so times
    that I used it.

    I unplugged it from the surge protector for a
    few months and then when I plugged it back in
    it would no power on.

    One thing about this unit I don't like it the
    fan always runs even after it was powered off.

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K..Take a try—
1) Open your Toshiba HDD recorder and take off the board (main circuitry board).
2) Give hot air to the main board (If you have a hair dryer or else like it).
Note: the problem in HDD recorder is because the recorder not used…., and the main board condensers getting week. 

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I know this may seem silly, but doing service work it is the first thing I check. Do you have power at the outlet? Try another appliance like a light. The breaker may be off.

If you don't have power, that is the problem.

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Sir,

Whenever the dvd player or electronic equipments which not be used for several months it going to be defective. You must at least use once in 15 days. The problem is yours not using the player for several months (how many months?) is something like fuse problem. Open the Player, check the power souce pin hole, near there is fuse like Red cap, open the cap check the fuse is ok or not. it may be burn. Also clean the lens using good Dvd lens cleaner. Open the player check the backside of the player there is wired with short circuit or sometimes the wires is cut off. check all the steps if it is not worked better go to customer support or manufacturer.

thanks
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 When it's not able to turn on, it misses it's schedule and doesn't record anything. pull the power plug out to get it to turn on again.even after tryin it the prob exists then contact a service center without any delay..

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Offhand, I would venture that it is a power supply problem. If after checking the external possibilities such as safety breakers, outlets, AC plug, master on/off, voltage selector (if present), then unit has an internal problem. Most designs for units such as this calls for a standby voltage that works just being plugged in. The output voltage for the standby is +5VDC and supplies the logic controller circuitry that eventually triggers the actual powering on of the rest of the unit when the Stdby/ON switch is pressed either on the remote or on the front panel.

If there is an indicator that power comes in such as a panel/button light, then the standby +5 is present, if none then internal diagnosis/repairs has to be performed.

This of course would require opening the unit, perform voltage measurements,determine faulty component and subsequent part(s) replacement. Further, a fair familiarity of electronic components/circuitry and safety procedures, use of a DVM and a soldering iron would be required. It would be to your added advantage access to a service manual or at the very least a schematic diagram with voltage readings.Should you be uncomfortable performing a DIY (do-it-yourself), perhaps your best bet would then be to seek the services of a qualified professional.

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    Louie Role Dec 15, 2008

    Of course as a safety/back-up measure, the hard disk of the Toshiba RD-XS35 could be removed and backed up/duplicated using a computer.

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Press and hold power nytton for 10 seconds and that should reset it! there may also be a fuse inside of unit that has blown!

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Have you tried a different outlet?

Pressing all button on the interface?

Inserting a Tape?

Looking for a on/of rocker switch on the side or back?

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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    Glenn Rogers Dec 15, 2008

    Do you have a local Computer Tech you can call upon?

    The ability to clone the hard drive in your unit exists. A computer tech can also look at your power supply. But, most of all they can get your data off the hard drive.

    Have the local PC guy look at this and do this task.

    Good Luck


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