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Dmr e85h error message- please wait on all the time.

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This forum has a couple of solutions for resolving this error message. I personally have only had the u99 error with my E85H unit and resolved it with a firmware upgrade. It has worked great for the last 3 years.

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I've had a Panasonic DMR-E85H since 2005 and it's always worked great. Several weeks ago when I pushed the button on the romote to start the machine, it went through the normal startup & self-test then...

My E85H went totally out the other day. Had been experiencing the dreaded 'please wait' syndrome for the past month but started working again. I e-mailed Panasonic and they told me to send it to;

McAllen Service Center
4900 George McVay Dr.
Suite B Door #12
McAllen, Tx 78503

Said it would take 2 - 3 weeks, include a note explaining the issue. They do not need the power cord or remote. Also said charges would $50+parts+shipping. I assume labor will be higher after they determine what the problem is.

Have you looked at this thread I followed the well written advice/instructions, took mine apart tonight and found 3 bad capacitors which I will be replacing tomorrow. If I have the luck that the others have reported my unit should be up and running tomorrow night for under $10 and a little time. Hope this helps.

Mar 14, 2010 | Panasonic DMR-E85H DVD Recorder

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Will not turn on

open dvd and look at the capasitors on mains power board and if any have raised tops replace them with same value e.g (2000mf 10v)
capasitors look like little battries with white line on side

Dec 20, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-E85H DVD Recorder

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My DMR-E85H recorder is "frozen" at PLEASE WAIT. What can I do to reset it? Thanks.

Manually open and remove disk if there is one inside (dirty or fingerprint disks) will cause lock up of Please Wait

Oct 04, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-E85H DVD Recorder

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"Please wait" ... panasonic dmr-e85h seems frozen

Have you tried unplugging it for a couple of minutes?

Aug 25, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-E85H DVD Recorder

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Pan. dmr-e85h turned itself on, self-check

Open case and look for failed capacitors, which are cylindrical and will have a bulging top and a yellow/gold substance leaking out. If this is the problem, search for previous solutions that mention "solder capacitor C1260" for the DMR-E85. I had a similar 'no power' problem with my DMR-E55 and my son and I were able to fix it Sunday. Not hard to do and mine is working again!

Aug 05, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-E85H DVD Recorder

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The display keeps saying please wait. I unplugged the unit and plugged it back in and it still displays please wait.

The display keeps saying please wait. I unplugged it a million times. Please help me resolve this problem.

Aug 01, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-E85H DVD Recorder

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After apprrox 5 mins unit switches off

Not sure if this will help, but mine acted up similarly before it went with a message of "Please Wait" on the display at all times. Searched the web, found out two capacitors needed to be replaced. My brother was able to easily solder the parts in a very short time. Google the name and model number with the words Please Wait and you can see how many folks have had this problem. Your machine may be on its way to this problem.

I have good friends that got their machine at the same time. Same thing happened to them within one month of me telling them about it. Our machines are about 4 years old as well.

Another big problem. I then got a U99 Error Code. Completly frozen machine. From my researcy I may have caused the problem by storing too much on hard drive. Once you transfer video, get it off the hard drive. They say mine can not be fixed. Problem is, they do not make them anymore. No hard drives for recording or dubbing DVDs.

Jan 24, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-E85H DVD Recorder

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Check caps on P/S C1270 and C1271 if puffy replace with {2} 1000uf 35vdc and you should be fine.

Jan 12, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-E85H DVD Recorder

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PANASONIC DMR E85H dont startup

I was playing dvd and it just stopped and message came on saying ( please wait) It still has dvd in and cannot get it to do anything

Feb 05, 2008 | Panasonic DMR-E85H DVD Recorder

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Dmr e85h error code

Try resetting the e85 back to factory defaults. You need to simultaneously hold down: Fast Reverse, Time Slip, and Open/Close buttons for about 10 seconds. Be sure to go back into setup to set up the box the way you need it again.

Sep 18, 2007 | Panasonic DMRE85HEBSM DVD Recorder

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