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Defect After two years with good performance and no problems, a fault appeared. Each time a DVD was loaded the recorder turned itself off, and then after ten minutes it would turn on with the message Loading, then turn itself off again. This would be repeated 6 or 7 times, before it finally operated properly. But the gaps before turning itself on became steadily longer. It now turns off for days at a time. We have tried unplugging from power, and holding down the power button for ten seconds, but to no avail. A Sky repairman doing other work said that Panasonic was notorious for this problem, and that it would be too expensive to repair! Please help.

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  • Anonymous May 16, 2008

    The PSU had to be replaced on my E85H (fortunately under extended warranty) because it too kept Self Checking over and over again.

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Tarlach.
I had similar trouble & searched web & found answer. Caused by PSU (power supply unit) overheating. IC STR-G6353 was problem. Panasonic repair agent wanted $60 Aust. for one but found in electronic spare parts shop & cost $11 Aust. I replaced it myself & now works like new. Pls go to web site
http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=316972&page=9
This will show the problem & how to fix. regards
jhcollister@bigpond.com

Posted on May 14, 2008

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