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Problem about turning on

I hope that you could help me about my problem with dmr-hs2 dvd recorder.
When i try to turn it on, white screen appears to my tv set, and  a display of device indicates play function. HD starts to turning (i hear it).
Device don't react on any command including "OPEN/CLOSE"
After 15 seconds device displays command  "BYE"  and  turns off.
HD was checked on PC and it's working but partition is unlocated. I think it's proper.
What is the type of partition on HD and should i format it?
Please answer to me and give me solution of problem.


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Re: problem about turning on

Hi, seems that the ribbon cable, which connects HDD & DVD & video-processing card isn't properly fixed to the stripe contactors. If one of both drives isn't connected, ( even on some contacts only) the other doesn't work, resulting in the described fault. The unit won't boot up.
Had this fault atime ago and had to push the ribbons a little harder into the connector and glued it.
Works since then about a year or so.
By the way, I have a 80 Gb replace-HDD, different brand, as the original one failed. NO problems at all, just louder than before, as it isn't the superquiet Maxtor.
If you try to read the unmounted HDD in a PC, the filesystem is changed or disturbed, resulting in the need to FORMAT, when putting it back into the Pana. Done this just by curiosity, all videos gone then. Even with a HDD, that works properly in the Pana.

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