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Rca drc8060n how do you reset this model its frozen on the hello seqence.if you hold power butt for 10 seconds it switches to clock. but when you power up it goes back to hello ive unplugged overnite and left on but nothing help some one and no there seems to be no reset hole next to tray.....bob

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  • jimdshaw Nov 09, 2007

    I have the exact same problem. Says 'hello' but won't do anything else. I don't see any way to do a reset, RCA doesn't have any online support docs.

  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2007

    I am having the same issue. None of the buttuns will respond. I am going to return it.

  • apet8464 Nov 19, 2007

    Exact same problem here. Mine is now 18 months old, so no luck for me. It's really unfortunate, because this is hands down the best performing upconverting DVD player I have found. Since this one died on me a few months back, I have tried 4 others, and the picture quality has been substantially inferior to the RCA. Oh well.

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2008

    Says 'hello' but won't do anything else

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    Same deal



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I wasn't having this exact problem, but it sure mimicked it! It *looked* like it was just the static "Hello" message, for a while, but I *could* get it to switch *inputs*. What I *couldn't* get it to do was switch *outputs*. The only thing that would OUTPUT is the HDMI. Well, that and the COAX, but I'm assuming the COAX was just acting as a passthru, cuz it wasn't working when I'd hit Menu or when I tried switching inputs.

SO...I tried that <Open/Close>+<Play> button combo (the <Power>+<Play> didn't work) and that seemed to reset things to where I'm now getting composite outputs, as well as S-Video.


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I have found in the RCA DCR8005N and the DRC8060 that the 2200mf 6.3Volt caps fail, will usually swell up on top, these can cause the DVD Recorder to show error messages. I keep a stock of 10Volt caps to replace them on every unit I open up.

The 8005 has two and the 8060 has three caps.

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The hello issue is most likely a faulty DVD-RW. These go out on thse models more than usual. Reset is a combination of 2 buttons. Press and hold the play and disk tray open or the power and play ( i forgot the exact sequence but you get my drift, press 2 buttons for about 10 seconds). You can also update the firmware...or atleast could before from RCA.COM but they no longer support this midel. I do have the software update on CD but it won't do any good on Hello issue. If worst comes to worst, open the player up and replace the DVD-RW drive.

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BTW - I did open the unit up, and my hunch is that it is a power supply issue. Also, the DVD drive appears to be a standard 5.25" IDE drive made by Philips. It might be worth salvaging for use in a PC if drivers and/or firmware exist for it.

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