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Hi. I have panasonic DVD recorder, model DMR-E95H. Every time I try to play a disc or something from its hard drive, it goes into "start up mode" and keeps repeating this till I disconnect it from the mains supply. Also, you cannot get the disc out!! Any advice? John

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  • jpa1 Aug 26, 2008

    The problem only appears to exist when a disc is inserted

  • jpa1 Aug 26, 2008

    Yes.Can power down by pressing power button for 10 seconds but drawer will not open by suggested method. It just goes back into repeated SELF CHECK mode!

  • jpa1 Aug 26, 2008

    As the unit has enough power to keep repeating its SELF CHECK mode it does not appear to be a power level problem. Any other solutions? Could something just need cleaning?

  • jpa1 Aug 26, 2008

    Holding up/down keys has no effect. will not go into reset mode of any kind

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Check this http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/DMRE95.pdf for a comprehensive operational and service manual that will guide you on it hope this helps

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The problem is usually due to corrupt firmware on the DVD player. You'll need to get it serviced as the service centre will install the upgraded firmware and problem will be solved.

If you search google, you may find some firmware updates

Have a read of this which explains how to upgrade the firmware http://panasonic.jp/support/dvd/download/e95h/step1.html

Hope that helps

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How long have you owned the unit? It sounds like your best bet is to have it serviced.
Here you will find the information:
http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support
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Try to reset the unit
Hold down the channel up and channel down keys together, you MUST hold
these keys down until the clock starts flashing (not until unit says BYE)
keep them depressed until clock is flashing 12:00am.

Pull power cord on unit (15 -20 seconds) and re connect.

At this point the front of the recorder will show PLEASE WAIT (with no
hash marks going back and forth) wait until this goes off completely. The
front of the unit normally will be all black (no lights) this sometimes
takes a while.

Power the unit on, you may get one of two things, 1(Please Wait with
the flashing hash marks for a while) or just have front of unit display
GUIDE along with ch1, on the face.

The very beginning TV Guide set up screen on your TV, this is the
picture of a TV set with welcome to TV Guide set up. This means the
recorder is completely reset to factory, if you have the TV Guide screen
asking if settings are correct, you have not completely reset and must try
again.

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1. Try to Re-seat the DMR-E95H Drive that means upplug and replug the drive
2. Then Go to the BIOS of the system and do the factory defaults.
3. Go to the device manager and remove the drivers and update the drivers and the firm wares

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    Sean O'berion Aug 26, 2008

    OK!! the Solution I found is
    http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/sto...





    Version:

    DR-070







    Models:

    DMR-E95HS







    Instructions:






    Issues Addressed


    1. Corrects DVD Recorder hang-up or freezing during DVD playback caused by connection to Scientific Atlanta cable box model # 3250.

    2. Improves playability of discs with high reflection detected.

    3. Improves playability of discs with fingerprints.

    4. Improves disc playability corresponding to CPRM.

    5. Improves playability of DVD-RAM x16 discs.



  • Sean  O'berion
    Sean O'berion Aug 26, 2008

    here is the correct Link

    Click Here


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Based upon your description, I would look at the power supply area. If the voltage levels drop enough, the unit will behave like the power has failed and freeze until a power reset occurs. WIth a disc inserted, there is more draw on the power supply circuits. If you feel comfortable opening up the unit and it is NOT under warranty, look for any capacitors that have bulged up on the top. That is one possible sign that there is a problem.

Keep us posted.
Dan

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  • ABRsvcs Aug 26, 2008

    You don't understand what I mean by power levels. The COU chip inside the unit that controls all functions is sensitive to the 5V internal power level. If that starts to fall because of a loading problem within the power supply, the unit will go into self-test. This usually hapens at about 4.3V or so. This could be a bad voltage regulator or bad cap or a number of other things. Since the unit seems to function without the disc, it suggests a loading problem. I have 100s of these units here and have seen this before. The self test loop will continue until a hard reset otherwise known as a power down/up cycle.



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You can try to open it but you would have to take off the facia, hard drive and just about everything else to get at all the screws on the outer black casing.

Try this also hold the power button down to force it to power down, and then with alot of experimenting, press the drive switch button at a certain time.

Later read online that "pressing the ON button for 10 seconds to force standby mode and then holding stop and channel-up together for 5 seconds should force the disc tray to open"

Hope that helps........

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    Mark Gil Aug 26, 2008

    Because I think its still finalizing the disc and it may take a few minutes before its done,, because if its not yet done finaliozing it will just continue spinning, but it shouldn't take that loing, if it take for about an hour there's something with it and better take it to repair center near you,,,,,,,,,

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    Mark Gil Aug 26, 2008

    There's already a mechanical problem with the player, so if you have knowledge in this kind of device you can open it up and check the mechanism inside it , that should fix that problem but there's some parts that needs to be replace better let a technician do it for you,....

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    Mark Gil Aug 26, 2008

    yes, it can be a solve by opening the nuit and cleaning it from the inside , check also the drive mechanism why its not ejecting when you press the eject button , then when its done if you have a CD cleaner try running that also to clean the lens of the player...

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    Mark Gil Aug 26, 2008

    yes, it can be a solve by opening the nuit and cleaning it from the inside , check also the drive mechanism why its not ejecting when you press the eject button , then when its done if you have a CD cleaner try running that also to clean the lens of the player...



    Good luck............

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To remove your disc find something like paper clip and unfold it and make a stick like. then use it for removing your dvd disc by inserting the paper clip stick back and forth until its open. you will feel a switch inside it. if that device is still on warranty then send it back to the place were you bought it and ask for replacement or repairing.


CHARCOIS

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    Charris Suaybaguio Aug 26, 2008

    by the way the location of the hole was in the lower of the dvd interface front panel. insert the paper clip stick like on it.

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If there is no disk in unit does this kind of problem come?

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Is it playing the disk or the only issue is you not able to take the disk out.

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    Legin Varghese Aug 26, 2008

    To take the disk out the only way is to open the top cover and you can take the disk easily.

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