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Problem with remote

Whenever I press any button on the remote other than volume or channel change, the DVD shows the message "SET 1" and doesn't do anything. Since the buttons on the machine are so limited, it's hard to do anything with it now.

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Re: Problem with remote

This fixes the *Set 1* problem. Set 1 means the remote cannot communicate with the Panasonic DVR. If the batteries go out on the remote replace the batteries stand in front of the Panasonic DVR, press and hold the "1" button and the *enter* button at the same time and hold for 10 seconds.

Posted on Oct 11, 2007

Re: Problem with remote

Thanks for helping me fix my similar problem.  Mine was a Set 3 problem and nothing worked except the TV power button and channel changer.  It took more than 10 seconds of holding down 3 and Enter at the same time.  I help them down until something would happen, which did, after about 20 seconds.  Thanks again, for being available to "help", as there was nothing like your support from

Posted on Oct 21, 2007

Re: Problem with remote

Hold down the "1" button and the "Enter" button at the same time for at least 10 seconds while pointing at the unit and that should reset the remote. ("Enter" being the round button between the arrows.)

Posted on Aug 15, 2007

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Actually, you are sort of correct, in a sense, RC1 means remote command mode 1 (the default mode of your combo unit). There is one way you can try to fix this:

Remove the batteries from the remote, press any button on it to clear its existing memory buffer, then re-insert them or replace them with new ones. While unit is on (no DVDs or tapes in it), point the remote at it - press and hold 1 and ENTER/OK buttons together for 10 seconds, then release.

This should (in most cases) restore full remote command operation to your combo unit - if when you press a channel button on it, and the unit's front channel changes, the remote is now functioning as it is meant to.

The good news is this will constitute any workshop repairs or costs (except perhaps new batteries for the remote if required).

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Very easy fix.

Your DVD recorder can be set up to accept remote contol signals on any one of three channels. DVD 1, DVD 2 or DVD 3. Your remote can be set up to send signals on any of these channels. You need to make sure your recorder and remote are set to the same channel.

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Those clever people at Panasonic realise that you will be delighted with their products and will probably have several of their appliances in use. The different channels avoids switching all your Panasonic gadgets at the same time. Clever huh?
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I found a "hack' to make mine work :)
1. Open the tray
2. Press "Setup": Menu Screen should appear
3. Press "8-8-8-8" ( if you changed the password, you might have to change it back to 8888 ) The region number should appear on upper right corner. No other notation. Typically just the numeral "1".
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Region code hack posted by jeff777, December 15 2004:
This works.

1) With remote control, power the DVD player on.
2) With remote control, open the DVD tray.
3) With remote control, select SETUP.
4) With remote control, press the VOLUME UP button, then the VOLUME DOWN button, then the VOLUME UP button again and finally the VOLUME DOWN button again.
5) You should now see a number 2 on your screen. If you do not, this hack will not work on your system or you have done something wrong. If you do see the number 2 on the screen, proceed to 6).
6) Use the LEFT and/or RIGHT arrow to select the number 255.
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Region code hack posted by RayH, May 18 2005:
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1. Open the tray

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3. Press "8-8-8-8" Region number should appear on upper right corner. No other notation. Typically just the numeral "1".

4. Use the right (->) or left (<-) arrow keys to change the region. "255" all region.

5. Press "Setup" to exit.

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