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Drm-2001g turn on says hello that all

Drm-2001g turns on with remote and with button but only says "hello" on the led display. will not respond to any inputs at all

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  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    Same here. Formatting a disk when it froze for many minutes. Unplugged unit, waited a minute, plugged it back in. Now just blinks 'Hello' and all buttons unresponsive. Dead machine at this point.

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If you are comfortable with electronics and using a DMM, you could remove the cover and check the voltage on the power supply. Likely you will find that a few capacitors on the power supply have leaked onto the board, or are bulging on the top. If you can replace them with equivalents, it may bring your machine back to life.
This unit runs extremely hot, and capacitors, electrolytic anyway, will dry out and fail. There is a 'gel' inside that just dries out. That is why the fan blows on the power supply in later models.
You might also have a failed hard drive. You can substitute a known good disk. Make sure the jumper settings are the same. If that is the problem, it will take a few minutes after you power on for the machine to finish setting up the disk.
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