Hello, I have had this unit for about a year now, very impressed with it, but the last couple of weeks, after a recording, I get a green screen, flickering, and I can work out "updating s/w", on the screen, I am assuming this means software, but how can it update, it doesn't seem to advance, and the only way I can get rid of it is to unplug the machine for a minute or so and plug it back in, then it works fine?? (until next time, not all the time, it seems intermittent), thanks Mixdnutts
Hi how long do you wait until you turn it off? the user manual says that his process can take a long time so if its only been a few minutes might want to wait a while longer, user manual gives an idea of times. check the manual for setting your unit only to update in standby mode, so this process doesnt happen while your watching TV etc
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Sometimes the latest update IS the problem, not the solution. If possible go back to an earlier version and retry the disks. Many of the answers here about power down and the like are all good and sometimes helpful things to do. They also point to the fact there isn't much a consumer can do to fix or repair malfunctioning DVD/Blu-Ray players and it always comes down to cost. Do you want to repair or replace. You've had your unit, you say, about 3 years? I think this is about end of life. Anyway, try the previous software version and if that works turn automatic update off.
Hello Just get into the Wharfedale site and upgrade it with latest software available, that suit to your DVD-M3. It will take some time, say about an Hour to complete the donload and installation. Don't stop as download stops, the softwre must be installed, and it will happen only after the full download. After sucessfull download, the set will propt you that has done sucessfully. Till then, never switch off the net connection, or do nothing at set end. If installation is not successful, the fault you describe here will occur. OK.
take a dry paper towel ......... get the DVD wipe the DVD in a one direction circular motion... also is type of readable with your player .... note if you used a special software on PC than place into DVD player it might recognize the DVD
Either the Laser needs to be cleaned or it needs to be replaced. To clean, purchase a DVD player cleaner that uses fluid. roughly 20.00 run it a couple times and test. If it works, great. If it doesn't, replace the unit. It's cheaper than the repair. Hope this helps
yes, that's true. You are not the only one that has faced this problem. You need to update your player for it to be able to play Avatar.
Go to the website of your player's manufacturer, (e.g, www.samsung.com, if samsung is the manufacturer of your player).
Once the site opens, go to or click software on the page, and download software update on you your PC, then burn the downloaded software into an empty disc and insert it into your player, then your player will automatically to the update from the CD.
Or, if your player has a USB, copy the downloaded software into a usb flash drive, then fix it into your player and press usb from your remote.
On the power supply unit it does have a fuse, look near where the 110 volt connects up to the board. It should be very close to this connection. The Fuse is a soldier type, small and white in color it is located very near the front of the playier. I don't think the problem is electronic but rather software issues. The software is really buggy on this unit and even the reset doesn't offer any help. I was told by RCA a $50 dollar fee would be the repair cost, plus the shipping to and from. I'm not putting another $50 dollars in something they should be able to make a fix and allow a free download to help correct the problems. It could be an electronic issue, I maybe wrong but it does appear more software! It might be, a reload of the original software would help, it could have corrupted through static or other possible causes. They don't offer that or any hope of it. Support for this unit is down right sloppy at best. Not impressed with this unit at all, my experience is with a 5 month old unit, because it was a gift they will not honor the warranty.