Panny RP-91 Has Died...any thoughts...

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  1. Gregg Loewen

    Gregg Loewen Video Standards Instructor, THX Ltd.
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    After 14 months my RP-91 has died. On loading a disc it will start up and promptly shut down after about 3 seconds. I have to disconnect the power supply for a period of time (1 minute or more) then reconnect and hit eject immediately to get the disc back.

    Does anybody have any thoughts about this??

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  2. Lin Park

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    Does it do this for CD's as well as DVD's?

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    Curious, Gregg, but how often did you use the RP91? Just fourteen months of performance is bad. Inexcusable.
     
  4. Gregg Loewen

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    Im (or my family) have been viewing 4-12 movies a week on it.

    It does the same thing with a CD in it (vs a DVD).

    2 weird.

    Gregg
     
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    I have an RP-91 and purchased a DMR-E30 three months ago. When I received a letter from Panasonic this week offering me an extended warranty on the E-30, I couldn't believe it. I also recall receiving the same letter for the RP-91 at around 3-6 months after purchase. What kind of a message does it send to consumers when the manufacturer is already trying to finagle another $100-$150 after only three months of use? Maybe this is their way of fessing up that these units are essentially being built as disposable products. 14 months of use is pretty pathetic in my opinion. No problems with either of my units yet, knock on wood, although I have been using both for well under a year.
     
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    Another reason I like home theater PCs.

    I have an RP-91; it died shortly after I took delivery, and was in the warranty repair depot for a month.

    RD
     
  7. Jagan Seshadri

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    Sounds easily repairable, actually. It's almost as if the motor is stalling (and therefore draws high current) thereby tripping a safety shutoff through software (hence why you have to turn off the power to clear the trip).

    This is just a guess, but if that is the problem, a cleaning of the spindle assembly ought to do the trick.

    -JNS
     
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    I've had mine for over a year with solid use and "knock on wood" no problems yet.

    Technology is changing so fast that quality control may be suffering on some of these products.
     

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