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My dvd recorder doesnt work .Its the panasonic dvd recorder dmr-e85h .it says please wait.but nothing works.Not even the remote and the open and close button.ITs been saying this for several months.I think I blew a fuse or something.I forgot to plug it in the surge protector when I first got it.How do I fix this problem? I really have no other way to make this work.Hope you can help me.Thank you..

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  • jdk131 Feb 07, 2009

    Message on LCD "Please Wait" unit would not turn on or off until power disconnected. After power reconnect the unit would not boot. Looking for repair service in So Cal.

  • Anonymous May 23, 2009

    what kind of capacitor where do you get it and how many do you need?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    dvd recorder will not come on. no lights, will not open or close, no clock no electricity.

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Same problem. "Please Wait" stayed on forever. Searched web and found out about capacitor problem. I have no experience soldering, but my brother does. He was able to solder in two capacitors and it worked perfectly. Said it was a very easy fix.

New problem. U99 Error Code. Sent for service, they say not fixable, will replace with equal value... except they do not make a unit with a Hard Drive anymore! Do anything you can to keep it running. I think my latest problem was for overloading the hard drive.

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The capacitors on your power supply board have gone bad. If you can solder it is an easy fix.

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