Panasonic E-85 recovery mode

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  1. DanHaya

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    Last night, I was editing out the commercials from Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on my E-85. I was attempting to divide the local postgame segment when the unit appeared to freeze up. After about 30 minutes, I figured that something was wrong and unplugged the unit. When I plugged it back in, it went into recovery mode and the words "Self Check" appear on the front display. It was still going this morning when I left for work, more than 8 hours after it started.

    Has anyone else experienced this problem? I haven't tried calling Panasonic yet...I was just curious if anyone else here on HTF has had the same problem with this or any other model.

    I sure hope this isn't a serious problem because I have the whole Stanley Cup Finals series saved on that hard drive...and as a huge Lightning fan, I don't wanna lose it!

    --Dan
     
  2. Michael Reuben

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    I have the E80, but I've never seen it go into recovery mode under circumstances like the ones you've described.

    How long did you leave it unplugged? I would try it again, but leave it unplugged for a good 15 minutes. And if that doesn't work, then I guess the only recourse to call Panasonic.

    M.
     
  3. DanHaya

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    Yeah, I tried leaving it unplugged for several hours and then plugging it back in. It didn't help. I called Panasonic and they told me to take it back to Best Buy for repair. I'm probably going to lose everything I had recorded (most of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Finals), which I'm not happy about. I guess I got a lemon.

    --Dan
     
  4. Marvin

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    I don't have this unit (or any DVD recorder) but I saw a comment from someone at Amazon in which if there's a sudden loss of power, the unit goes into some sort of stopped mode and you need to hold the power button down for 10 seconds to reset it. I don't know if that's what happened to you but you might want to check out the second user's comment on this page just in case:

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...=22ADIWBVR2NRU
     
  5. DanHaya

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    Thanks for the tip, Marvin! I will go home and try that tonight. Hopefully, that will solve the problem, but I am not holding my breath. Wish me luck!
     
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    OK, good luck.

    May the force be with you???
     
  7. DanHaya

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    Unfortunately, that didn't solve my issue. I'm still going to have to take it in for service. Thanks for all the help, though!

    --Dan
     

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