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Dvd recorder the machine cycles through the self test proceedure at least 10 times before becoming ready for use

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SOURCE: DVD Recorder keps re-starting self test & will also not finalize discs.

I am surprised to hear that after you replaced the IC, machine is now dead.
I think you should check your soldering, use a magnifying glass to see if you have not broken a track or shorted something.
There are some small parts surface mounted under the board near this chip.
Next , check other soldering , especially on the chopper transformer.
Third, check if you have connected the supply output connector correctly and no pins are bent.
Good Luck


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Ihave dmr-e55 it records advd for 5 minutes and it goes to self check

1) Press and keep [POWER] button on the unit for more than 10 seconds
to turn off the power of the unit.

2) Unplug power cord and wait for approx. 1 minute.

3) Plug power cord in.

4) The display shows [RECOVER] or [SELF CHECK] and it becomes under
recovery. Wait till the message on display disappears.

*When the unit does not recover after taking above procedures (1 to
4), it is needed to be checked and repaired.

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My DMR ES10 was eternally in a "self check"/"please wait" cycle. Couldn't even turn it off normally. By pressing the "Power off" for 10 seconds it will turn off forcefully. Now, after it says "BYE" press the "CH UP" (on the recorder, NOT on the remote))+"STOP" (with the recorder turned off) for another 10 seconds. This will force the opening and we now can take the DVD off. Turn the DVD recorder ON and, if the problem is on the laser, because of dirt, etc it will work and we can now run a DVD cleaner. In this case, the machine was stuck just because the first thing it does is check the DVD inside, and because it can't and just keep trying, it will never do anything else, until we take the DVD off with it turned off.

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Check the IC in the primairy power supply,common fault.

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While the unit is switched off, Jim, press and hold the STOP and Channel Up buttons (BLACK SQUARE and CH/\) on the unit (NOT the remote) for 5-10 seconds and your disk should eject.

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Stays in self check mode

If self check keeps going after 1 minute unplug machine and open top cover remove 4 screws that hold the recorder top cover remove disk reinsert screws and plug in see what happens.

Most of the time a small scratch or fingerprint on recorded disk cause these units to lock up

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You can try a factory reset (reboot).Here are the steps..

The following will set your recorder to the Factory defaults.
(Will not format HD on DMRE80).

With power off (stand-by mode/CLOCK DISPLAY SHOWING):

1)Press and hold [skip reverse] [Time Slip] [Eject] buttons for about 10 sec
2)Display will show 'L1 TEST'
3)Now power off DURING TEST
4)Clock should be fashing 12:00
5)Turn power on and language menu will be displayed on TV

Use for
For the DMRE75V press both [dub] buttons and [eject].

Hope this helps.

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DVD Recorder keps re-starting self test & will also not finalize discs.

This seems to be a common problem with the E55 and E85 models, could be one of two things, either the RAM Drive or the Power control ic (STRG6353 primary side of PSU), i would suspect its the latter. You'll need an engineer to replace this component.

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