Question about Philips DVDR3455H/37B
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 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.
Posted on Jan 18, 2008
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