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DVD Recorder stuck on "loading"

A DVD was put into the DVD drive (possibly pushed closed before the automatic tray pulled it in). The screen flashed "loading" and continues flashing "loading". The machines power switch does not turn it off, it responds to no buttons either on the front nor on the hand controller(ie does not change from DVD to HD to Video). After being unplugged for a day the result is the same. I have manually removed the DVD but still the machine flashes Loading. It will load a Video tape but spits it out again after a few moments. I took the case off (when unplugged) and disconnected the power to the DVD drive. Still no change. The machine is about 18 months old. Any ideas?

Posted by Jason Monaghan on

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  • Lololepro Jan 05, 2008

    Exact same problem... I left for a few weeks and when I came home the unit was flashing and the screen said "loading"... Possibly a hard drive crash??? Please help...

  • kevin912 Jan 23, 2009

    The unit spontaneously (no control touched, no action scheduled, etc)
    went from Off (standby) to a "LOADING" mode, and remains there. In
    this Loading mode, the text "LOADING" displays continuously and the
    blue light across the top of the display area flashes on and off about
    1/sec., also continuously. Repeatedly unplugged for various periods up
    to two minutes - when replugged, same Loading mode returns. Internal
    HDD seems to make no sounds different from regular spin-ups - when
    replugged, the usual barely audible clicks and whirring.

    If this were a PC with almost any OS, I'd suspect a boot sector failure
    - except, it wasn't booting up - it developed spontaneously, while in
    standby (off). Maybe some other hardware failure?

    Any thoughts?

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    I'm really annoyed with my machine. Like you say - great when it works but temperamental! Don't want to throw it away till I know it's dead though. Just keeps flashing Loading.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    I have the same problem. Flashing light ON when using DVD and nothing is happening.

  • smiffycom Apr 16, 2009

    Mine is exactly the same, although the "loading" text is intermittent.. mine sometimes says loading.... when powered up the dvd light is lit in white and sorta flickers at 3-5 second intervals and the HDD and VHS light are lit in red... and I no longer have the clock display.

    A friend of mine (electronics whiz) reckons the power supply in the unit sounds like it has failed.

    I'm a bit miffed at it really as it cost nigh on £700 when it was new, and to be honest, all I have burnt is 12 (at the most) DVD's. and the HD contains some footage I can never get again...

    Grrr, if theres no easy(bnot to expensive) fix, then I wont be buying JVC again.



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The Problem You People are having is a failure on the Power Supply,it will cost about 75€ to have it fixed here in Germany,if you can remove the Power supply yourself (Not that hard,4 Screws) and only ship the power supply it will coast around 55€ with 1 Year guarantee,thats what I did with mine,works like a charm again.Greets Jack

Posted on Jan 10, 2010



That's exactly the same problem as I have, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Used to solve it by turning off at the plug and restarting. Now won't load up at all though. I love the machine - when it works - it just isn't very often!

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