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Self test problem

Hi please can you help , my DVD recorder keeps going on to 'self test' and will not come off of this at all I have tried to switch it off completely and reset etc can you help ???? thanks kaz

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  • cosfi Nov 07, 2007

    I have the same problem just now on aDMR-E55

    is there any hardware reset procedure???





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Replacing IC001 STRG6353 maybe the reason on power board.
Be careful when replacing, it is attached to heat sink has five pins, closeby some miniture surface mounted parts.



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