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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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Re: Pioneer DVR-540HX DVD recorder Error message...

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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HDD Error

Since my last post, I have rectified the problem.....

1) I opened the unit to find a seagate HDD
2) I downloaded the Seatools in dos format and burned the image on to a cd rom
3)Taking out the HDD from my recorder,I hooked it up to another pc and ran the seatools disk @ bootup.
I tried for 2 hrs to repair the bloody thing ( 160 gb!) so i gave up and tried to erase the full HDD...which worked.
4) on my laptop i navigated to Pioneers site and found my recorder along with instructions and a zip file that contained 2 files.
5)After reading the destructions erm i mean instructions ;) I put the HDD back into the recorder and followed the instructions again..

Crossing my fingers i turned the recorder back on and to my amazement i was able to have more functionality..BUT... it says my HDD name error so I ran the disk again and wallah! all worked XDDDD

Here are the links check if your model is there. Just add your email too download.

I hope you fix yours XD

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