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Pioneer DVR-540HX DVD recorder Error message 'REPAIRING HDD'

The error message 'Repair' appears on the units display and on the screen 'Reparing HDD'. The light for A TV is always on.

The repairing message doesn't go away and during this time no amount of button pressing changes anything.

Is the HDD damaged? If so what, if any software, do I need to install on a new HDD before installing into the DVD recorder?




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  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem. It used to go away and then play discs, but now the message just stays on the screen.

    I think the HD is finished

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2008

    Greeting, I have same problem too, and now recorder is in warranty service. HDD sucks. This recorder is piece of ****. HHD is noisy and poor quality.

    Stay in peace

  • ThanasisM Aug 07, 2008

    Exactly the same problem. "REPAIRING" on the screen and all buttons do NOTHING. The "A-TV" led is always on.

    Any solutions? Or do i need to pay to the service?



  • ronyart Apr 02, 2009

    I have the same problem. I spent a fortune buying this unit along with the Plassma TV and its so frustrating. The Guarantee states you haveto return the unit to the retailer (depite paying for delivery and set up!!!) when you un-plug it from everything it appears to work on its own for a while. Reconnect everthing, ok for a few weeks and then it statrs all over again. Expensive piece of c**p. Never again!



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Greeting, I have same problem too, and now recorder is in warranty service. HDD sucks. This recorder is piece of ****. HHD is noisy and poor quality.
Stay in peace

Posted on Apr 16, 2008


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