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I have a LG 50" Plasma with a built in DVR 50PC1DR-UA and every 6 months or so I am unable to view my recorded files and the error code 101 states that the Hard Drive needs to be initalized before I am able to record anything else. Once I proceed with this fucntion it erases all the recorded files. Is the hard drive going bad on this unit or is this a common refresher step that is normal and a standard procedure with tv's Also sometime the TV guide does not come up and after a day or so the guide is back up but it just is not reliable. I find that the remote control in the morning will not turn on the TV I just don't know whats going on. My Warranttee stoped a year ago but this problem has been intermittent for over a year. please help

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  • blagrassa Feb 02, 2010

    YES I HAVE UNPLUGGED SEVERAL TIMES IN THE PAST DOES NOT SEEM TO

    FIX THE PROBLEM. DO YOU KNOW WHAT AN ERROR CODE OF 101 IS ?

    BILL

  • blagrassa Feb 03, 2010

    The tv has skunk fever I just turned it on and it's working ok now. Do you have any comment on the remote control. I have change batteries but in the morning it still will not turn on the tv.

    Room temp. does not go below 67 at night and it is about 69 during the day. Do you know what

    error code 101 is ??



    thanks bill

  • blagrassa Feb 03, 2010

    Where do i purchase a hard drive for the TV. I was an electronics tech in the

    USAF and I think I can handle replacing the DVR with a little help.

    thanks bill

  • blagrassa Feb 03, 2010

    I can't seem to find the DVR part with the supply house. Would you

    know the approximate cost estimate for the unit.



    thanks bill

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Hi,

Have you tried to Unplug it for Few Minutes, say 30 minutes. If not Try it and let me know the result.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

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    taran_2005 Feb 02, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    To complete the eprom reset on this model you need to have the TV on and unplugged it while it is on then let it sit for 10 minutes and try again.


    You might have Unplugged it when it was OFF.

    Let me know,once done.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice
    day!!



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    taran_2005 Feb 03, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    The Explanation of Error 101 is :-

    This is a common issue with any and all DVRs the only problem you have is it is built into your TV, which is really cool until something like this happens. The HDD problem detected is caused by a defective hard drive in the set, now there is nothing particularly special about the hard drive built in, it is a OEM sata drive and honestly any old OEM sata drive will work in the set however, the size is not set by the size of the drive but the software, so if you buy a larger drive it will not matter because the set will only use 160gb any space above that and the set will ignore the information. It is best to use the drive provided by LG as it is designed to run at a high temp and is much low sound out put than a standard hard drive, it is a commercial drive not a home user. most drive are designed to operate at 85 degrees the one they use in this set is made for dvrs and is designed to operate at 105 degrees and is designed to run in a consistent on condition which means the original drive will last longer than an off the self replacement.

    There is nothing wrong with the Remote or the Batteries.In any case the repair is to replace the drive, which means if you have any stored videos they are lost in some cases if you take the drive to a local computer shop they maybe able to recover some of the lost files
    but the cost can be quite expensive the cheapest i have seen is in the $100+



    After the drive is replaced in the menu you will find a Recatagorize or format function, since all the software required for the drive is preinstalled in the set just follow the user menu function to Recatagorize or format and the set will do the rest no software to install just replace the drive easy as pie.

    Let me know, if needed further assistance.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!





  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Feb 03, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    You can find online on most part sites. www.encompassparts.com www.partstore.com www.mcmelectronics.com www.hermanelectronics.com www.partsearch.com bestbuy.partsearch.com

    Let me know, if needed further assistance.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice
    day!!


  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Feb 03, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    To be really honest with you, i have no exact idea. But, i guess it would be anywhere between $150 - $200.

    Let me know, if needed further assistance.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!


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