Question about Panasonic Dmr-XW380 Dvd Recorder
WE ARE UNABLE TO RECORD TWO PROGRAMS AT ONCE ESPECIALLY TIMER RECORDINGS
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: DMR-55E dvd recorder timer fault
This is a common problem with this particular model. I can tell you what the fault is but unless you feel confident in using a soldering iron, the repair is best left to someone who is.
Ok...the fault you describe is caused by failure of IC001. This is a voltage regulator on the power board. You can identify the regulator as it is fixed to along thin metal strip near the middle of the board. It gets very hot during normal operation and will fail after a couple of years. The metal strip offers very little heat dissipation so the regulator operate in excess of its limits and therefore fails.
You need to take the lid off, remove the board which is mounted on the right hand side of the unit and replace the faulty regulator.
To remove the board, remove the fixing screw above the power connector on the back of the recorder, then the 4 fixing screws that secure the board. Next carefully remove the multi-connector that connects the board to other circuitry and lift the board clear.
A new regulator type STRG 6353 and can be obtained from several online suppliers. The old regulator can be removed by unscrewing the fixing screw, cuttiing the 5 pins with wire cutters. Then using a soldering iron, carefully removing the residual pins from the printed board making sure the print is not damaged.
Use some heatsink compound on the back of the new component, this will help it to dissipate heat more easily, use an additional heatsink if you can, which will help to prolong the life of the new regulator, then tightly secure it in position before carefully soldering the 5 pins.
Check that you have soldered it correctly without any shorted pins or tracks and reassemble the unit. I have repaired dozens of these successfully with exactly this fault.
Mains voltages can be lethal so always remove the power plug before doing any work like this and be sure of your own ability. If you're not confident in tackiling this, get someone to do it. Whatever you do, don't ditch the unit for such an easy to fix fault!
From your user name, I guess you're a radio amateur, so you should be on home territory.........
Posted on Feb 14, 2008
You have switched machine onto external link mode
Either press external link on remote or find it under the flap.
Has a small child been playing with the remote?
Posted on May 28, 2009
Good description and good job in narrowing down the problem. The lens is the remaining common denominator.
You need to get a CD/DVD lens cleaner. It should have a disk and a bottle of cleaning solution. They are available in the electronics dept of most chain stores.
A couple drops of cleaning solution on the feathery cleaning element attached to the disk, insert the disk into the machine and hit play. Takes just a couple seconds.
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
SOURCE: I have a dmr ex75db
VideoPlus+ only works for Analogue channels on the DMR-EX75EB. The Simplest way to record advance programmes (without entering all of the programme information manually using the timer recording feature) is to record from the EPG / GUIDE.
1. Switch on the TV and DVD recorder;
2. Set the TV to the correct INPUT/SOURCE for the DVD recorder;
3. Press the GUIDE button on the DMR-EX75EB remote to open the TV Guide;
4. Use the Up/Down arrows keys to select a channel then the Left/Right arrow keys to select the programme you want to record;
5. Press the ENTER/OK key once . . .
- If you select a programme which has already started, it wont be recorded. It will simply switch the player to viewing that channel. If you want to record a programme which has already started, simply set the player to the correct channel and press the REC key.
- If you select an advance/future programme, the Timer Recording page will open after you press the ENTER/OK key.
6. Press ENTER/OK again to set the timer recording for the programme you selected. The player will return to the TV guide page and a small clock icon will appear next to the programme you selected, indicating that a timer recording has been set.
The instructions above assume that your co-axial cable from your aerial is connected directly to your Panasonic DVD recorder. If your aerial is connected directly to your TV and you're using a SCART EXT output from the TV to the DVD recorder, that's a different kettle of fish.
Hope this helps. If you need further assistance, please reply to me by clicking on "Add a Comment" below your question.
Posted on Jul 27, 2011
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