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Old 07-06-2013, 12:23 PM - Thread Starter
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I am among those who had the "please wait" problem, twice, and fixed it both times by following the previously posted procedure and replacing first 2 and then 1 leaking capacitors. Every time I did this, it worked fine.

Last week I happened to look at the front of the E85, and the front panel was blank. I have nothing. It won't power up. Plugging and unplugging the cord did nothing.

I have taken it apart again, and I don't see any obviously bad capacitors this time.

Any thoughts about what this could be? If it's something someone knows about that I could potentially fix myself, I'll do it. As much as this has been a good DVD recorder, I am not willing to spend $200 to fix it. I would instead look into one of the new Maganavox recorders.

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Did you check the fuse?


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Old 07-06-2013, 02:17 PM - Thread Starter
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I pulled the fuse and held it up to the light. As far as I could tell the thin metal wire was intact all the way along. I don't know any other way to test a fuse. Is there something else I should do?

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Old 07-06-2013, 02:55 PM
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If you can swing ~$250 + ~$20 shipping B&H currently has a couple customer return Panasonic EH-59s for sale. I own several and they are very fine recorders, they work just fine with our NTSC system but only from line inputs(S-video and composite).
B&H's website is down right now but heres a link to Amazons page.
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMR-EH59-250GB-Multizone-Recorder/dp/B0031WRG56
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:13 PM - Thread Starter
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I really don't know that I'm going to replace it, but if seems to me that one of the new Magnavox recorders with an ATSC tuner and hard drive would be a better deal and cost less.

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I have a Panasonic DMR EH 50 with a 100 gb hard drive for sale for $125.00 includes shipping. Contact ernie615@roadrunner.com.
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