Question about Panasonic DMR-E85H DVD Recorder

1 Answer

We have a Panasonic DMR E-55 DVR. It has worked great since the day we purchased it and has gotten a lot of use over the past ~5 yrs. A couple months ago we noticed that it would not start up. We tried plugging it into another outlet but it did not respond when we pushed the power button. Nothing lights up or responds using the remote or front panel buttons. The unit was working fine the previous time we used it. It sounds like a power supply but not sure how to fix or service.

Posted by on

  • danbeaudoin Aug 31, 2010

    I have a multi-meter and have opened the unit. There is AC power to the board.

    What should I check next?

    Are there service manuals available?

    Are there sources for replacement parts?

    Thanks

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Panasonic Master
  • 6,993 Answers

Hello,

from my experience, I think your player is having a power problem. It must have received excess voltage/irregular power supply which has damaged an IC or capacitor on the power board of the player.

Sometimes this excess power supply might damage the player's main board. This is why it is advice able that you use step down for your player, because DVD player don't need excess power as something might be damaged.

To solve this problem, you will be needing a meter. Open the player, use the meter to read the components on the power board as it will help you discover the component that got damaged and you can then replace the bad component.

But if you do not have the knowledge of fixing this problem, you might be needing the help of a repairman.

Good luck.

Posted on Aug 29, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Need remote code for panasonic dmr-ez37v


Hello
Setup code for Panasonic DVD recorder with "Atlas Metrocast [Universal electronics] DVR-PVR 5-device universal remote control" is:
0490
For DVD players, codes are

0490, 0632, 0703, 1362,
1462, 1490, 1762
OK.

Jul 02, 2011 | Panasonic Televison & Video

1 Answer

My panasonic dvd model DMR-55 won't turn on and the digital clock is not even working when I plug it in. How do I get the dvd in the machine out?


My Panasonic is stuck on self check when a new DVD is inserted?
It turns on and other functions are in-accessible during this self check
Any help greatfully appreciated.

Feb 15, 2010 | Panasonic DMR-E55 DVD Recorder

1 Answer

How can I connect my computer to my Panasonic DMR-ES15 so I can view on the TV screen.


Sure! This can be done in a couple different ways.
First, if your laptop has an S-Video out, you can interface them quite easily with an S-Vid cable, or you may need to purchase a VGA adapter to out put to the panasonic... Great Idea!

Dec 01, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

"Please wait" ... panasonic dmr-e85h seems frozen


Have you tried unplugging it for a couple of minutes?

Aug 25, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-E85H DVD Recorder

1 Answer

Unable to boot up dvr, stops with at error U99


Panasonic has a web site below where you can download drivers to a disc that can be used to update your dvr. It also has
the operationg instructions on PDF that you can download & print.

Hope this is helpful

http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support/Video/DVD-Recorders-Players/DVD-Recorders/Operating-Instructions/model.DMR-E85HS.O#ts

May 22, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-E85H DVD Recorder

1 Answer

Trying to make DVR work after 2-17-09


I have been able to record down converted HDTV shows on my Panasonic DMR-EH50 recorder directly to the unit's hard drive and/or directly to a blank DVD-R disc.

I do not know of any DTV converter box that can provide the proper codes to the Panasonic DMR-EH50 to allow recording and scheduling of shows using the unit's built in TV Guide menuing functions (the program recording codes are essentially VCR Plus codes in the USA and VCR Video codes in the UK, and this technology was previously owned by TV Guide/Gemstar but was purchased by Macrovision within the past couple of years.)

When the DMR-EH50 is hooked up to standard RG-59/U coaxial TV cable, the cable company provides the specific VCR Plus recording codes, as well as auto setting the time and date information required for the TV Guide recording schedule menus. The VCR Plus recording codes are sent via the cable company through the coaxial cable to the end consumer's recording device. Since Gemstar's VCR-Plus patents are now owned by Macrovision, I am not sure of how this works (or will work) for non-cable/non-satellite customers or if such codes will be made available by Macrovision to record shows when one receives HDTV signals (or down converted DTV signals) from an over-the-air antenna.

Though the DMR-EH50 recorder can only record at Standard Definition (SD) broadcast resolutions, I connect the DMR-EH50 to my High Definition TV using the three progressive scan YPBPR output cables and switch my HD-TV into the YPBPR mode when I want to watch shows from the DMR-EH50.

YPBPR are the analog video signals carried by three color coded component video cables. The green cable carries the Y signal; the blue cable carries the PB signal; and the red cable carries the PR signal. The added benefit of using the YPBPR hookup is that you can 'up convert' a standard DVD disc (non HD Blu-Ray disc) in progressive scan mode to somethin akin to 720p resolution using the DM-EH50 (or any other progressive scan DVD player) to get a better quality image on your HD-TV.

Visually speaking, the same appears to hold true for playback of programs recorded on the DMR-EH50's hard drive even though down converted via the DTV converter box, and when played back on an HD-TV using the YPBPR progressive scan cabling hookup.

I also been able to successfully record programs from the DTV converter box to the DMR-EH50 recorder in both 16:9 wide screen and 4:3 normal aspect ratios, but again only in Standard Definition quality.

For NTSC and PAL formats, the correct aspect ratios for any particular TV (the rectangular height and width of your output resolution for a TV screen) can usually be setup correctly for most any DTV converter box by going carefully through the menus on the converter box. Though the converted DTV often will yield 'better looking TV' than cable, it's certainly not high definition however, as the purpose of any DTV converter box is * not * to yield a High Definition digital TV signal but a lower quality Standard Definition signal for viewing on older SD-TVs.

We must remember that what is happening here is that (by NTSC USA standards), we are transcoding (i.e., down converting) an over the air 1920 x 1080p (progressive scan) High Definition digital broadcast signal, captured by your over the air antenna, back to a Standard Definition 720 x 480 resolution analog broadcast signal (the 720 x 480 resolution is a 4:3 aspect ratio.)

Hope this helps a little -

Greg Loveria
Conklin, NY USA

Jan 03, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-EH50 DVD Recorder

1 Answer

Cannot get E85H to boot - U99 error


I downloaded and installed the firmware upgrade from 2005 (my machine was bought in 04) - after that it is now working fine!

Dec 15, 2008 | Panasonic DMR-E85H DVD Recorder

2 Answers

RC2 problems


That solution works great! Thank you so much...just hold the Enter and 2 down for a couple seconds! Thank You!

Jul 04, 2008 | Panasonic DMR-ES20EG DVD Recorder

2 Answers

No power


Mine died about 5 days ago, About Feb 5 09.

Fix was very simple. it involved a drill, a soldering iron, and spare capacitors.

Open up the unit. Spot all bad capacitors. in my case, a 820uf 10v ELNA capacitor was to blame, it had exploded adn opened up. Desolder the bad capacitor, Replace it with a good one, like matsushita or rubycon or nichicon. Random brands like CAPXONS and ELNA and Fuhjyuus are known to die fast. in my case, it got swapped with a matsushita. then the unit powered up again.

I found it funny that panasonic did not use a single one of their own capacitors in teh making of the unit. i spotted lots of Nichicons, which are really good, then lots of ELNAs which are bad, one Capxon and some matsushitas.

Dec 24, 2007 | Panasonic DMR-ES10 DVD Recorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
Panasonic DMR-E85H DVD Recorder Logo

Related Topics:

42 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Panasonic Televison & Video Experts

 Grubhead
Grubhead

Level 3 Expert

5017 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

73635 Answers

Jaime Hernandez

Level 3 Expert

2315 Answers

Are you a Panasonic Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...