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PHILIPS DVDR7250 Won't start up. Just shows 'STARTING' in front display, with periodic Clicks from the Hard Drive.

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  • QuietLeni Jan 12, 2009

    Mine takes a number of presses of the Guide or Power button to get it to start. Interestingly, also, the machine keeps starting up with the "STARTING" message and then shuts down (even when it is just switched off!)



    Anyone seen this?

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SOURCE: Philips Hard Disk/DVD Recorder Model DVDR3370H/97

There was a compatibility issue with this model. Philips released a software update for this model.

Follow this link:

http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/dcbint/cpindex.pl?scy=GB&slg=ENG&cat=DVD_HOME_THEATER_CA&sct=DVD_HARDDISK_RECORDERS_SU&session=20080216151231_81.77.115.133&grp=HOME_ENTERTAINMENT_GR&ctn=DVDR3380/05&mid=Link_Software&hlt=Link_Software

Read and follow the instructions CAREFULLY.

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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SOURCE: how do i tune my philips 3590H philips dvd recorder into digital

The User Manual for your DVD Recorder is available here... http://www.p4c.philips.com/files/d/dvdr3380_05/dvdr3380_05_dfu_eng.pdf

Info related to your specific problem is as follows...

Setting your TV channel
programmes
Before the recorder can start recording
the TV channel programmes, you need to
search for the available TV channels and
store them in the recorder.
Note: Make sure you have successfully
made all the required connections to the
recorder, the TV and Satellite Receiver/
Cable Box (if any) and switched them on.
Tuner settings can only be changed
when there is no disc in the disc tray.
A Press SYSTEM-MENU on the remote
control.
�� The system menu appears on the TV.
B Use ���� keys to highlight
{ System Menu - Channel Setup }
and press ��.
System Menu - Channel Setup
Modify Channel Information
Sort Channels
Channel Search
Edit
Sort
C Use ���� keys to highlight { Channel
Search } and press OK.
�� The automatic TV channel search
starts. This process may take several
minutes. Once complete, the total
number of channels found appears on the
TV.
Automatically scan all the receivable analogue local TV
channels and store these channels on the recorder.
�� Use ���� keys to highlight { Channel Search } and press OK.
�� The automatic TV channel search starts. This process may take
several minutes. Once complete, the total number of channels found
and stored appears on the TV.
Modify Channel Adjust a stored TV channel to your preference, improve the
Information reception and the sound quality of that TV channel.
1) Use ���� keys to highlight { Modify Channel Information } and
press OK.
�� The channel menu appears.
2) Use ���� keys to select one of the options.
{ Name } – You can use the numeric keypad 0-9 to select
the channel preset number which you wish to
change.
– Use ����keys to change alphabet/ number and
use ���� keys to select different entry fi elds, then
press OK to confi rm.
{ Scan Mode } – Select TV channel search mode based on
channel allocation or frequency.
– Use ���� keys to select { Frequency },
{ Channel } or { S-Channel } (Special Channel),
then press OK to confi rm.
{ Frequency } – Shows the frequency of the current TV
channel.
– If required, use ���� keys to start the automatic
frequency search and press OK to confi rm.
{ TV System } – Set the TV system that produces the least
distortion of picture and sound.
– Use ���� keys to select a suitable sound mode,
then press OK to confi rm. (See chapter “TV
System Guide” at the back of this manual for
more information).
{ NICAM } – Turn on or off the digital sound transmission
system which improves the sound quality of the
TV channel.
– Use ���� keys to select { On } or { Off }, then
press OK to confi rm.

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Replace/Upgrade Hard Drive in Philips

email this person at krystle913@yahoo.com for a replacement hard drive for the philips DVDR3575H OR DVDR3575H/37

also can replace hard drive in the philips DVDR3455H OR DVDR3455H/37

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Philips DVDR3570

I had this problem, it was solved by reformatting the hard-drive.

NOTE: if you do this, all settings and all that is saved on the harddrive is lost. But seeing that you can't start it anyway, that is acceptable, right? :)

Anyway, here's how you do it, according to Philips support:

  1. Pull out the power cord from the socket.
  2. Press and hold PREV and STOP (i.e. left and down) on the front panel.
  3. Plug the power cord into the socket again.
  4. Wait until the front panel says "FMT KEY" to let go of the buttons. Wait for it to finish formatting, upon which you will get "-- --" on the panel.
Restart the box and you should now end up at a screen asking you to set the language for the box, as if being started for the first time ever.

Also of note: if you want to restore the firmware to factory settings, Philips support told me to pull the cord, press and hold the STANDBY button, and plug it back in again. For the looping problem though, I didn't need that.

Posted on Dec 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Hi, my Philips DVDR3455H/75 DVD/Hard disk doesnt

THE DVDR3455H HAS A COMMON PROBLEM AFTER A FEW YEARS THE HARD DRIVE GO BAD, IT WONT BOOT UP
99% OF THE PROBLEM WITH THE PHILIPS DVDR3455 IS THE HARD DRIVE.
IT WILL KEEPING REEBOOT OR IT WILL HANG ON THE PHILIPS LOGO.
IT IS NOT A FIRMWARE PROBLEM IT AHARD DRIVE PROBLEM.
ONE THING YOU SHOULD KNOW, IF THE HARD DRIVE IS BAD YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO UPGRADE THE FIRMWARE IT WILL NOT READ THE CD OR DVD DISK.
AT THIS POINT IT NOT LOOKING FOR A FIRMWARW DISK BUT IT LOOKING FOR THE BOOT UP SOFTWARE.
OR THE LOAD CD WHAT PHILIPS CALL IT.

SOLUTION REPLACE THE HARD DRIVE WITH THE LOAD SOFTWARE INSTALL ON IT.
THE HARD DRIVE IS SOLD ON EBAY JUST LOOK FOR DVDR3455H YOU WILL FIN NEW DRIVE READY TO INSTALL THAT WILL FIX YOUR PROBLEM.

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

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THE DVDR3455H HAS A COMMON PROBLEM AFTER A FEW YEARS THE HARD DRIVE GO BAD, IT WONT BOOT UP
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I had this problem, it was solved by reformatting the hard-drive.

NOTE: if you do this, all settings and all that is saved on the harddrive is lost. But seeing that you can't start it anyway, that is acceptable, right? :)

Anyway, here's how you do it, according to Philips support:

  1. Pull out the power cord from the socket.
  2. Press and hold PREV and STOP (i.e. left and down) on the front panel.
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Also of note: if you want to restore the firmware to factory settings, Philips support told me to pull the cord, press and hold the STANDBY button, and plug it back in again. For the looping problem though, I didn't need that.

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