Question about Panasonic DMR-HS2 DVD Recorder
The problem happened after viewing the RAM disk when I accidentally hit the record button on the remote by mistake -- sending the recorder in recording on the available space on the RAM disk. After hitting the stop button a couple ot times NOTHING happened. The HS2 continued recording until I turned off the power from the player itself.
Now the recorder is "locked" into a "continuous loop" of recovery when powered up. After a few minutes, the player's front panel says "bye" and the DVD recorder turns off.
Panasonic says I should send the unit in for repair. However, I am thinking opening the recorder and seeing if I can remove the DVD-RAM disc myself.
Any help would be nice, so thanks in advance.
You can remove the DVD disk manually. Take off the main case after of course removing the mains lead! The DVD drive cover (black plastic) is held by four small brass screws. Remove these. Carefully lift up the ribbon cable that crosses over the DVD drive but don't disconnect it. Theres plenty of spare cable to allow you to remove the cover. From the back of the drive lift up the cover and pull it back and under the ribbon cable. Finally, lift out the old DVD and discard it if you don't want any more problems. Be careful when re-assembling to ensure that you get the cover to go under the ribbon cable and to line up with the mechanical parts of the drive. (There is a wavy slot in the cover for the mechanism to sit in)Also make sure that the earth tag fits back under the proper fixing screw. The Panasonic will restart without returning to the recovery mode once the disk is removed in this way.
Posted on Dec 27, 2009
Unfortunately, this unit is on system lock down due to massive main board failure. its kinda like a system protect mode. this can only be repaired by the manufacture or maybe an in house tech with knowledge of the board outline. i don't think this unit has an escape code for retrieving the dvd. hope that helps ya and thanks for using fixya:)
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
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