Question about Panasonic DMR-EX85EB-S DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder
I get this too, and a little research brought me lots of anecdotes but nothing concrete, but here's was I deduce from the stories...
The unit has an auto-scan feature that periodically checks for new services or channels. Sometimes when it adds one it encounters and error and hangs showing U80. When you're recording it seems the auto-scan doesn't interrupt, so your program will complete. I've had several failures of timed recordings when the unit has stalled before recording was due to start.
Try switching the auto-scan off...
Functions > Others > Display > New service message
Hoepfully that will resolve it, though you will need to manually scan for new services periodically to make sure you don't miss out. At least you'll be on hand if it fails so it won't sit showing U80 for hours!
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
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Usually it's only C1801 leaky, replace it and thats it.
You can find the capacitor on the main board, under the digital board that has ribbon cables going to the dvd drive.
Hope this helps.
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