Question about Panasonic DMR-E55 DVD Recorder

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Self check hi when i turn on the unit DMRE85H all i get is Self Check it just goes on and on forever any idea's geoffrico

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  • geoffrico May 22, 2008

    Hi no good

  • geoffrico May 22, 2008

    Hi continouse self check it just goes on forever HELP

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A lot of these devices have this problem, the hard drive probably needs to be replaced in order to fix it, unplugging it doesn't help and will just continue to put it in self check. If still under warranty, replace it or you are just better off getting a new one. Either way you should call Panasonic about it and see what they will do for you, whether give you a discount or what. Let me know if you have any further questions but no matter what something will need to be replaced whether the harddrive or the whole device. The software is designed to work on this specific device so Panasonic is the only one who can really help you fix this. Good luck and I would be glad to do anything else that you may need.

Have a good day

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    Did you contact the manufacturer about this and confirm what I said
    if so then please give me some feedback by
    rating my solution. If you need any more help, I would be glad to
    assist you, just ask.

    thanks and Have a Great Day!


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Ok..first step..disconnect all input and output cables, so that the unit is simply like it was from the manufacturer when brand new..

than plug it in, and try that again..if not, then we'll proceed to step two

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Try a hard reset: Unplug the recorder from the power socket and TV, wait about 5 minutes and replug into the power socket and TV.

Please try that first and let me know how it goes..

Posted on May 22, 2008

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    Swilin Sampson May 22, 2008

    This is a common problem with this device.

    Try this:
    To initialize ALL parameters to factory defaults: With the unit OFF, press "Skip
    Rev" ( |<< ) and "Time Slip" and "Open/Close" for 5 seconds.

    If that doesnt work, you can try to Download the Upgrade File
    . Extract the zip file to a folder in your PC and burn it onto a CD. This should be a regular DATA CD. So select the appropriate setting in the burning software. I assume the unit observes the filename's extension and
    then validates that it is an upgrade file. I think it also compares the CD
    version with the currently installed version and does not do the upgrade if the
    one on the CD is the same or an older version. You simply put the disk in the
    unit and it will take it from there. It doesn't take long. It opens the DVD
    drive at one point. Just take the CD out and close the drive. After a while,
    the unit shuts off. You then power the unit up again and you should be good to go.

    If that does not work, you may have to change the power supply regulator and add some extra heat sinking. You only have
    1/4 of an inch between the top of the heat sink and the bottom of the
    HDD carrier but adding a piece of aluminium sheet to soak away any
    excess heat may mean you only have to replace it once.

    It could also be due to due to RAM drive failing, in which case this will have to be replaced.

    If all else fails, try calling Panasonic customer care at 08705357357.



    Hope that helps! Should you have any further questions,
    please post them here.




    If you are satisfied with my solution or have no further queries, please take a
    moment to "Accept" this solution.



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