Question about Philips HDRW720 DVD Recorder
After hitting the power button the machine will appear to be powering on because the word "Philips" is displayed, but after about twenty seconds or so a red light around the disk tray flashes as does a red light around the dvd control buttons.
I can't even get the dish drive to open during start up.
Anybody got any ideas? Thanks
Okay. I found that there IS a manual release for the disc tray
UNDERNEATH the unit. It is a sort of toggle lever that you have to
slide to the other side and that releases the disc. The Manual does not
even mention this manual release lever!
Also, it may be hidden or covered by a paper like cover.
Once I cleared the disc out, I was able to re-set and re-start the unit.
Posted on May 14, 2009
I had a lot of problems with my electronic program guide crashing my unit and I discovered the solution. Since many of you are seeing similar problems (ie the red DVD bay flash&crash), I suspect my repair may be of help.
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
I brought this unit for repair, self diagnostic reported "FAIL 080107", the repair center said the hard disk has failed, and a replacement 120gig hard disk would cost $480.00. So I said LOL and picked up the broken unit. For $480.00 I can buy about 2TB of hard drive space for my PC and turn it into a PVR. I will attempt to replace the hard disk and perhaps upgrade the firmware for the unit, i think the latest firmware version is available for download from philips support site and the version is 3.2. you extract the zip file burn the disk at 4X and finalize it. Then insert it into the player and it should say reading then download then upto 45mins later the CD tray will open and you just hit the standby button to cycle the unit. I have not tried any of this as my unit is so fsck'ed i can't even eject the CDROM at the moment. I will try this over the next couple days. goodluck :(
Posted on Jun 03, 2008
I think Philips must have a timer on this unit to fail, I am also having the same problem and I think the hard drive failed. I currently have installed a new drive and held the play and open close buttons down when the power comes up. It will ask for a cd to be installed when initializing the drive. I am currently searching for that cd and will let you know if any luck with the install.
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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