I have had this unit for over 1 year. Its a Philips DVDR3455/37. The past few weeks the dvd player has been buggy. As in it won't open when the button is pressed. Then yesterday it would not come up to the playing state. I have unplugged it and let it set for some time then plugged it back in. It gets to the name philips and stops. No response from the remote or the on off switch on the front of the unit. If I unplug it and plug it back in I get the time on the display. Then turn it on and it goes to the Philips display and stops. It seems like a firmware hang but not sure. I also hear a noise like the dvd wanting to move the tray but not sure. As it is out of warranty I could open it up but don't know what to look for. Thanks for your help on this matter.
I followed the instructions to make the "upgrade CD" and inserted into my DVR. My unit then powered up normally. I went ahead and upgraded the software and it did happen again (the re-boot cycle) until I entered the date/time.
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1. Power ON the DVD player without a DISC inside 2. Press the skip keys in this order (the keys are under the "disc menu" and "stop"): right, left, right, left, right, right, left (YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO TO SETUP MENU, just do this in the "blue screen". 3. It will show a menu with region, now use the arrow keys to select "region" and change to "test 0" (all regions). 4. Press OK to confirm. Enjoy Silmara
THE DVDR3455H HAS A COMMON PROBLEM AFTER A FEW YEARS THE HARD DRIVE GO BAD, IT WONT BOOT UP
99% OF THE PROBLEM WITH THE PHILIPS DVDR3455 IS THE HARD DRIVE.
IT WILL KEEPING REEBOOT OR IT WILL HANG ON THE PHILIPS LOGO.
IT IS NOT A FIRMWARE PROBLEM IT AHARD DRIVE PROBLEM.
ONE THING YOU SHOULD KNOW, IF THE HARD DRIVE IS BAD YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO UPGRADE THE FIRMWARE IT WILL NOT READ THE CD OR DVD DISK.
AT THIS POINT IT NOT LOOKING FOR A FIRMWARW DISK BUT IT LOOKING FOR THE BOOT UP SOFTWARE.
OR THE LOAD CD WHAT PHILIPS CALL IT.
SOLUTION REPLACE THE HARD DRIVE WITH THE LOAD SOFTWARE INSTALL ON IT.
THE HARD DRIVE IS SOLD ON EBAY JUST LOOK FOR DVDR3455H YOU WILL FIN NEW DRIVE READY TO INSTALL THAT WILL FIX YOUR PROBLEM.
take it to the retailer and simply demand a new one, or that they contact the authorised reapir agent, ive worked for LG, Teac, Sanyo, Sony, AWA, Pebble Electronics, DSE, and always, when it got to desperate measures, simply go to place of purchase with receipt and explain situation. Good luck.
I found a work around for the problem where I boot up from DVD then don't power it off. Th e following is what I did to accomplish this: 1) I created a DVD with the latest firmware for the DVDR3455 put on it. 2) I plug the unit in, then while powering on the player I hold in the DVD open/close button. You will eventually get the text "LOAD" on the front display. 3) I then manually open the DVD door (see "dvd won't eject" on fixya web site) and put in my DVD with the firmware on it and close the door. 4) When the DVD door closes the player will read the firmware from the DVD. You will see the text "COPY" and "BOOT" displayed on the front, then it will go back to "PHILLIPS". 5) If you have your TV still connected to the player you will see the 3 free trial of YES dvd displayed on the screen. Press OK and you everything should be working.
Then you just have to pray that you don't loose power or you will have to go through all of this again.
This is pain but at least I can still use the player and get more use out of it.
I Just started getting this same error. All the way down to the "Philips" logo. I wrote to Yamaha to report the problem and all they would (or could) tell me was to take it to any authorized Yamaha repair center (Best Buy). I sure would like to know if you got any resolution to your question in Mar. If not, what did you do?