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Protron pd-dvr100 not responding to any command,,, flashes "hello" in display. I have unplugged to reset and that doesn't work either...

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  • Anonymous May 13, 2008

    unpluged for one hour-came back on with HELLO-no response to controls-can not get tray door to open to remove disk

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  • Cathy and Tom Kirk Nov 20, 2008

    We have the same problem. HELLO flashes and we unpluged and no help.

    I think QVC should take all of the units back and trade for one that works. I understand that the company is out of business but QVC has a reputation to uphold so it would be in their interest to replace the units and make the consumer happy. We have never been able to use the unit and we keep trying. It wasn't cheap !

  • grannyof14 Jan 19, 2009

    My Protron keeps flashing hello. Can not use remote, can not turn off/on at machine. What can I do? I bought it from QVC a couple of years ago and did not use it until now. Not able to return it to QVC because they only allow 30 days after purchase to return.

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    i started out loving my protron which i bought from qvc as well december of 2005. i made dvds of all my vhs tapes and dvc tapes but just this past christmas i couldnt do it. at first it took several tries to get the disk out then it would say it recorded but would not finalize and nothing would be on the disc yet i couldnt use it anymore. then we would have to cut it off by the plug. then the hello went to a couple of line but no interaction with the remote or front panel. now nothing shows up on the display of the unit yet protron still goes across the screen. i am on hold with qvc now.

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    hooked up all cables as instruted. comes on flashing hello, when the flashing quits I press setup but it has no on screen display.just a horizontal sink pattern ,so I can't configure the setup.

  • sollie60 Mar 22, 2009

    can anyone tell me how to get the disk out of the DVD. It is not responding. Just flashes HELLO and won't come on. I have tried everything short of taking the thing apart. That may be next.

  • livewire9 Mar 26, 2009

    i threw it away almost a year ago, tech garbage. i will never purchase electronics from qvc again.

  • livewire9 Mar 26, 2009

    i posted over a year ago, that thing was trashed... i will never purchase electronics from qvc again.

  • Cathy and Tom Kirk May 11, 2010

    I would think there would have to be a solution to this problem. Has anyone else found the fix for the "flashing Hello"???



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Fixed mine by opening up and replacing ide cable to the DVD burner. Was flashing hello. When opened up and touched the ide cable it would spin up the drive for a second. Its possible it was loose connection to the power plug in the drive but replaced ide cable just in case. Has been working perfect since. Very roomy inside and easy to do.

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  • redheadone Jan 18, 2011

    Mine starts flashing "HELLO" some time when recording and screws up DVD R disks. I use DVD RW disk so only the portion since last saved will be lost. I save every 30 to 40 minutes. I will open mine up and poke around inside with a piece of round wood(to prevent electric shock to me) to see if I can get it to act up. Thanks


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What happened to me was the recorder flashed "hello" and I changed the tv source to video and nothing showed up. I unplugged it and went to a different tv. Hooked it all up, turn the tv source to video and walla I got the setup screen. Once I went through the setup everything seemed to work except my issue with the time setup in 24hr mode instead of 12hr mode. Anyway, hope this worked for you.

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There is no solution, mine flashed hello and I unplugged it and now it doesnt respond at all.

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i know that this is 4 years later but i want to thank hb1664 alot!
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