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Drc8030n says hello

The display just says hello and will not do any thing

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  • tsrca Dec 06, 2007

    I have the same problem. What do i do ???

  • Ewreck Dec 13, 2007

    Just keeps saying "hello"

  • cmossy Dec 16, 2007

    i have the same problem says hello but want get an on screen display,no way to operate unite without display. cmossy

  • spl0701 Jan 28, 2008

    I have the same problem, have either of these solutions worked for anyone??

  • ittybitsmom Feb 15, 2008

    mine is doing the same thing and it has a dvd in the player that I can't even get out. My two toddlera do not understand that their favorite dvd is stuck. I need help fast.

  • ynotte Apr 14, 2008

    Recorded on the hard drive then wrote or"copyed" to a DVD-RW. Cannot play th disk on any other player. Why?

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  • oesc_amr May 06, 2008

    My wife just told me that she was listening some music and sudenly it went to HELLO, HELLO, HELLO, HELLO,

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  • stumpyn27 Aug 09, 2008

    my RCA DRC8030N just says hello and the tv screen just flashes the purple screen then to unusable signal. How do I fix it? This is new to me.



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I also have the 'Hello' problem. Had a disc stuck, but you can remove the case screws and get that out. Looks like this DVR is faulty for everyone. I don't recommend it. I'm looking for a different one.

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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Do you mean the disk drive or the hard drive?

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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I have the same problem. Keeps displaying Hello. Will try to replace the DVR recordable drive. Any specific model?

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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That is right, you need to replace the DVD drive with a PC spare.

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

I just fixed mine I replaced the dvd/rw drive I guess the regular one is bad and the reason it will not work is that the IDE line is not working due to the drive not working so it just sits there..

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Press the up or down Channel button. It will change the output mode to the RF which is probably the way you have it connected.

Posted on Dec 25, 2007

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Are all the cords connected? Is there any disk in? Make sure theese are all done

Posted on Nov 29, 2007

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SOURCE: constant hello's

Constant hello is most likely the DVD drive. if you have a spare, then I would recommend replacing it (it is a computer drive so any will work). If you do not have a spare, then you can go to Ebay or Ecrater and purchase a used DVD drive and pop it in. It is failry easy to do.

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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SOURCE: RCA DRC8030N Problem

hey maybe you can try this first before the other solution posted i just read..

Open it up and unjack the drive unit from the maid board. it hould be connected via a cable.. turn the unit on and it should display an error message or error code.. Once this is done unplug the unit and reconnect the cable this should reset the unit and it should work..

I have never tried anoter drive before in any unit cause i could never get it to work, i always purchased the exact replacement parts.. In your case i believe its cause the main controller is damaged or frozen.. If you got a battery n the board remove it wiat a few minutes and replace it this should reset the unit..

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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