After my Pioneer records on timer recorder it turns itself off (which it should do) but loses all power to it (which it shouldn't do). I then turn it off and after 30 mins or so it comes back on. The time for recovery is becoming increasingly longer.
I have taken the player in to be repaired they have changed some parts. Whenever the Pioneer is in the workshop this problem does not happen. The repairman says he has spoken to Pioneer but has no clues.
Can you please help?
Hi Saturn et al, I had similar issues with my Pioneer DVR-520H. It completely went off for quite a while when it should be going to standby after a timer session. At the start it would come good after a few days. Eventually it went off altogether and nothing would bring it back. With my father-in-law being an electronics person we investigated with the help of the service manual which I found on the net. The finger was duly pointed at the power IC (MR2920) on the power supply board (Pioneer will sell only the complete board). I ordered the IC from the UK (nikko-electronics.co.uk) GBP8.99 which was the only place I could find it online and soldered it in myself (easy, if you can solder). All fixed and working again. Hope this helps.
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Common issue. The lasers/transports in these are terribly unreliable.
More of these hit repair stores and skips than pints of beer down a football thugs throat.
cut your time and loses and invest in one from any brand other than Philips. pioneer and Yamaha make exceedingly good CD-R recorders for the home user. Hhb, marantz, fostex for the pro market
You need to turn off the Timer and then add your new program to the schedule. Then turn the Timer back on (power off). On most VCRs, the Timer is enabled by turning off the unit. Thus turning it on will work (as long as a program isn't currently being recorded). If a program is currently being recorded, press Stop to interrupt the programmed recording. Then add your new program - that doesn't conflict with other programmed recording or exceed the number of available timed recordings for the unit. Then turn off the unit.
At least one VCR I owned was a bit trickier. You had to press the Timer button on the remote instead of the power button.
Hello To unlock the receiver from child lock, Press '/Power ON button on the recorder. The recorder turns OFF and ' CHILD LOCK' appear on the display. The timer indicator remains lit if there is a timer setting. The recorder will not workexcept for timer recordings. To unlock the recorder, Hold Down '/Power button on the front panel of the recorder itself, until the "CHILD LOCK" display disappears from the front panel display.
I had the same issue. It turns out that the recorder has to be switched off otherwise it won't record. The unit will power itself on at the scheduled time and record your program. It doesn't make any sense to me why this would be a requirement but it solved the problem for me.
Sometimes this will fix itself if you take the battery out. Otherwise, the best way seems to be to empty the memory, and start all over, recording on a blank slate. These are really pretty awful machines, with endless problems.
The on/off switch on mine just broke, and I say "good riddance."