[qanda]This thread is about the Panasonic DIGA DMRE100HEBS. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Hi everyone!! Am a newbie to all this, but I’m getting desperate for help!! My Panny DMR-E100 has become stuck in a Self Check Loop!! If you power the machine up, it self checks, then after a few mins, says BYE! on the display, powers down… then powers up again, to start the self check routine again!! It occasionally flashes up a fault code 1… I did notice that the self check routine seemed to take longer and longer beforehand. I found a link to another forum elsewhere, where someone had posted a thread about the E85 with a similar fault… it suggested the Voltage Regulator IC (Part No STR-G6353) was overheating, and giving an unstable O/P voltage. I thought great!! However after ordering the IC, I opened up the unit, being led to believe the PSU board would be similar, but it’s quite different!! So I’m back to square one… I had an almost full HDD too… Any help would be much appreciated!!.. Thank you!!! Oh yes, anyone with a similar fault with their DMR-E85 should visit… http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=316972&highlight=E85&page=8 post number 114…
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Hi!! Many thanks for your replies! Thanks for the link DigaDo! I have just given the board another good look, and the electrolytic caps look fine… However, have located the 12v Regulator IC on this PSU board… will try and get a replacement on the off chance… worth a go maybe! It’s a fairly standard IC (378R12c). Will change it and will give an update ASAP!! I’ll be happy if it lasts long enough for me to retrieve what’s on the HDD… LoL Any advice still appreciated…Zap Em, A modern equivalent perhaps you say??? Hmmm… Would it be best to invest in a BlueRay recorder, in that case perhaps?? Any BR recorders backwards compatible with the good ol’ DVD-R??