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PANASONIC DMR E85H dont startup

I'vd search for a solution to fix a problem with my DMR E85H and found this great Forum , I also read many postings about all the trouble with this recorder too. This posting here I think, its the same problem of me. I've replaced the STR 6353 with a new one but nothing works better as before. :( I cant find C0270 and C0271 in the service manual and also I cant find 2 680uf capacitors under the hard drive too.

The Problem is that my DMR e85h not start up. No picture on TV screen, the only thing I see is a black screen . No reaction by pushing a button in the front.

The only thing I can see that work, is the Display. The stripes in the display of the DMR e85h
(display look like : IIIIII 0:00 IIIIII )

are flashing up and down, step by step, nothing else. There is no voltage on Harddisk conector -no 12v , no 5v . Pls help what can I do to get my Panasonic working again.


Ps. Sorry for my bad english, I'am German......8x)

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  • miwu Feb 05, 2008

    Me again, I've a question about the DMR E50. I have buy an E50 on ebay, is it possible to make with the power suply from the E50 my E80h working again, or can I made with the parts from it my E80H Power suply working?

    I know thats many questions @ one time, hope U not angry about this,

    Thanks a lot......





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The numbers are C1270 and C1271 and are located under the hard drive. I just opened mine up and also saw that C1260 is bulging.


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I was playing dvd and it just stopped and message came on saying ( please wait) It still has dvd in and cannot get it to do anything

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4900 George McVay Dr.
Suite B Door #12
McAllen, Tx 78503

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