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I have a Panasonic DVD recorder DMR-E80H that seems to be locked in this recovery mode. As I power it up, begins to reboot and then it says goodbye and turns off. I unplugged it and tried turning it on again, and the same thing happens. What causes this? I thought it to be the hard drive. brcause I fix PC's. Is this a common problem that can be easily fixed? I know it has a hard drive in it that is much the same as a basic PC has, but with an entirely different format. If it is a corrupted hard drive, I would think that it could be reformatted to correct any problems. There must be an OS on it that can be reinstalled I would presume. I guess I don't know much about DVD recorders compared to PC's.

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  • Dennis Carey Mar 17, 2008

    There is no disc in it. As I try to power it up, I can see the disc indicator lite up. Then it says recover for a moment and then bye. After that, it just powers down. Most on the other forums say they had to replace the hard drive and it fixed it. They say that when they installed a new hard drive, it will prompt you to format it. I would think that if it had crashed, I would still have the ability just to reformat it.

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Sir there is nothing to do with the hard drive for this problem.

the player is going into safe mode every time you turn it oN.

this means there there some shorting in the circuit inside the recorder.

Posted on Mar 16, 2008

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Well does not work quite in that way. First there is a reset procedure , I will try to find out which is the reset procedure for your device

Posted on Mar 16, 2008

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    Ginko Mar 16, 2008

    First check that you did not leave a disk inside, it can cause same problem.

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    Ginko Mar 16, 2008

    I think you reset machine to factory settings by pressing channel up and channel down at the same time . You will lose channels after this.
    I would exclude a short, when you have a short the machine usually do not say goodbay, just go off immediately.
    Can be a matter of settings or a firmware problem (this can be reflashed at service centre).
    Another cause can be a faulty or stuck in power button, check it out.
    Take also battery out from your remote next time you restart it. A faulty remote can cause a similar problem even if it is unfrequent.

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    Ginko Mar 16, 2008

    Here is user manual
    reset procedure is obtained by pressing ch up and ch down at the same time for a bout ten secs when in standby mode.
    You also need to check that there is no disk inside, if it does not open use the following procedure:
    With the power off, press and hold [stop(square symbol)] and [v, CH] at the same
    time on the main unit for about 5 seconds.

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