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post #31 of 45
Let me add (belatedly in this forum - there's an older post about this in the PVR forum section) my high regard and "two thumbs up" recommendation of mickinct for his recent services in resurrecting my DMR-E85H when the disc tray refused to open no matter what I tried after finalizing something I'd burned. The repair required shipping to/from Central Texas and so the return by UPS took a few days longer than the inbound shipment to him via FedEx, but overall it was about a week -- he turned it around the same day as was promised during our initial exchange of PMs and the subsequent telephone call which allowed good confirmation of circumstances involved in the component failure and his capability to repair or replace it. It returned with the archive of recorded programs on its HDD fully intact, the disc I'd burned and a test disc which Mike had burned -- far superior service over the alternate option of sending it to the folks in McAllen yet again.

Once again, the E85H works like a charm and I'm glad to have it back in service -- thanks Mike!
post #32 of 45
I am so very pleased that through this forum I found Mike (MICKINCT) to fix my Panasonic DMR EZ-485V. I honestly cannot remember the last time I have experienced such good service. His knowledge and technical skills are unmatched. He responds immediately to calls and e-mails. The repair turn around time is impressive. He thoroughly answers questions and goes way beyond expectations in sharing knowledge. It has been a real pleasure to meet and do business with such a person. Oh, and my repaired unit works just fine.
post #33 of 45
Mike (MICKINCT) helped me out last month with one of my Panasonic DMR-E80H units when it stopped reading blank discs. Since then, I have become more optimistic about using DVD-RAM discs on the unit, and also about not wasting blank discs. I've been able to get a lot more tasks done because of him. IMO, Mike is proof that there are good people in the world. smile.gif
post #34 of 45
Add me to the list of those very satisfied with mickinct 's repair services. After years of wonderful service, the DVD drive laser on my EH75V suddenly failed. As others have mentioned as well, mickinct 's prices were reasonable, turnaround time very speedy, and communications with me top-notch throughout the entire process !
post #35 of 45
Well I have to add my voice to the chorus singing the praises of Mike (MICKINCT) and his repair jobs. I'm in New Jersey, about 200 miles from him and I sent my EH55 out to him on my lunch hour on Monday. He got the package yesterday, and had fixed it and sent the return tracking number to me within a few hours. I received the package late this afternoon, hooked it up and it's working like new again. All of this happened in just a little over 48 hours and I could not be more impressed. He was also in constant communication during the process, so if you need a repair, Mike is the go to guy.
post #36 of 45
More wholehearted praise for Mike here! Back in July, I plugged in my DMR-E85 after having it offline several days, only to get the dreaded "PLEASE WAIT" message that wouldn't budge. "Oh, fu-...uuuudge," says I, knowing what that means. I hit Mike with a PM the next day, we talked on the phone later in the afternoon, and we agreed on the process and very reasonable price for the repairs. Then I got hit by work, travel, and other commitments and basically was never free when any of the local shipping places were open. I finally got a window to send the machine to him 2 weeks ago. After touching base with Mike to be sure the deal still held, I packed the thing up more safely than if I were shipping Mom's Wedgewood china and sent it to him.

The day he got it, he started working on it. For some reason, although the HDD was fine, all the programs on it got deleted (maybe some glitch during my multiple attempts to restart the thing in hopes that "Please Wait" would miraculously not appear), and Mike called me that night to tell me. No problem - it was all old stuff I didn't really need. He shipped the '85 back to me the NEXT day, scooting it out just ahead Hurricane Sandy, and it arrived yesterday. Had it up and running, and it works like new, which is nice because I take care of my gear and, as Mike observed, the outside of this 8-year old unit *does* look like new.

So anyway, hats off, thumbs up, and three cheers for "MICKINCT" - he is a class act, a very knowledgeable technician, a model business man - and a true gentleman.
post #37 of 45
A question: has anyone here had to have their unit repaired by MICKINCT more than once? My main Panasonic DMR-E80H unit seems to be on the fritz again, unfortunately. frown.gif It was working fine up until today. I was tackling all kinds of tasks, using the Panasonic RAM discs that I bought in 2006, and figured out that I could get them working again if I just let them sit through a few reads like he suggested. This became a little frustrating for me recently, since I was inserting them over and over again and getting the "NO READ" message, and even the "UNFORMAT" message on a few of them, and when I tried re-formatting them, it said "Formatting is failed." So, I went to Fry's and got two packs of new Panasonic RAM discs (it was the only brand they had) to see if they would work. None of them did. I wasn't able to record or format on any of them. And now, the DVD drive won't even read blank DVD-Rs, and whenever I insert a RAM disc it says "NO DISC". I even bought a brand new Philips laser lens cleaner disc that won't read on it either.
post #38 of 45
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Originally Posted by sawing14s View Post

...My main Panasonic DMR-E80H unit seems to be on the fritz again, unfortunately. frown.gif It was working fine up until today. I was tackling all kinds of tasks, using the Panasonic RAM discs that I bought in 2006, and figured out that I could get them working again if I just let them sit through a few reads like he suggested. This became a little frustrating for me recently, since I was inserting them over and over again and getting the "NO READ" message, and even the "UNFORMAT" message on a few of them, and when I tried re-formatting them, it said "Formatting is failed." So, I went to Fry's and got two packs of new Panasonic RAM discs (it was the only brand they had) to see if they would work. None of them did. I wasn't able to record or format on any of them. And now, the DVD drive won't even read blank DVD-Rs, and whenever I insert a RAM disc it says "NO DISC". I even bought a brand new Philips laser lens cleaner disc that won't read on it either.

Start with the advice in this post:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1055071/panasonic-2006-and-newer-dvd-drive-hub-spindle-cleaning-and-reassembly-complications/0_60#post_14479898

Your E80H has one of the DVD Drives built into a surround structure making it very difficult to open. I suggest following the portion of the advice not requiring the opening of the DVD Drive.
post #39 of 45
Three weeks ago my Panasonic DMR-EZ48V won't read DVD+Rs suddenly as I was recording, it just stopped. I had a hard time just getting it rebooted just to eject the disk. It has done this a couple of times before, but all it did was scrap the current track it was recording without harming the rest of the disk. This time it won't read any DVD, open, closed or new. It is making the 5 erp noises while booting up and trying read the DVDs instead of its normal pattern. On screen, there is a blue pop up screen message of, "Cannot read. Please check the disk." Then I click OK. The message on the face of the machine flashes "No" "Read" "No" "Read" etc. I started searching for new machines knowing this one has burned thousands of disks in the past 4 years & thought I killed it, when I found this thread. I signed up to AVS & PM’d Mickinct to see if he could fix it. He responded the next morning & we arranged a great deal, so I boxed it up & sent it to him for a reasonable fee. He replaced parts & I just got it back last night & started recording DVD’s again. It is working great like new. Thank you very much. smile.gif
post #40 of 45
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Originally Posted by sawing14s View Post

A question: has anyone here had to have their unit repaired by MICKINCT more than once?

I might have had him do one of mine twice. I know that he has seen at least for of five of my machines, but I *DO* put a lot of hours on them. When I get them back, they are in proper working order.

A couple of weeks ago, I had an EH55 that I got from eBay die on me. I wasn't entirely surprised, that it happened, but it was different than any other failure that I have ever had before. Until now, all the failures have been a burned out laser emitter. This one was not that problem. It would recognize -RAM disks, and appeared to write to them (in realtime) but the recordings would not complete properly. It would not recognize pressed disks, nor would it recognize -R blanks. I sent it off to MICKINCT, and get it back as quickly as UPS would deliver it (I think Mike had it for a day or two at the most over a weekend). Since I got it back, I have been working it pretty hard and it's as solid as a brand new machine.

There is only one problem that Mike got totally wrong! eek.gif He's in Connecticut while I am in California. The shipping costs and time are terrible. Either he has to move, or I do. biggrin.gif

Mike is without doubt, THE go-to guy for these repairs.
post #41 of 45
Hello,

My name is Bob in Attleboro, MA. I am having a problem with my Panasonic EZ48V and noticed you had MICKINCT repair your DVR.

Could you tell me how I can send an email to MICKINCT, please? I just joined this website and not sure how to contact people. Not sure if you have his email address.

Thanks so much,

Bob
post #42 of 45
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Originally Posted by robertbraza View Post

Hello,

My name is Bob in Attleboro, MA. I am having a problem with my Panasonic EZ48V and noticed you had MICKINCT repair your DVR.

Could you tell me how I can send an email to MICKINCT, please? I just joined this website and not sure how to contact people. Not sure if you have his email address.

Thanks so much,

Bob

You can send him a message here...http://www.avsforum.com/u/7545541/mickinct

post #43 of 45
I left him e-mail message to contact me. thanks,
post #44 of 45
Just want to express my appreciation for MICKINCT and the superior repair service he performed on my Panasonic E85H. When I first contacted Mike (based on recommendations here) I told him that an authorized Panasonic repair center i had taken the unit to over a year ago said it could not be repaired. Fortunately I didn't junk the unit and after sending it to Mike he had it up and running in less then a day - and all the files on the HDD were safe and intact! I was very pleased. If you need a repair I highly recommend Mike, he knows these units backwards and forwards.

- John
post #45 of 45

Thanks to MICKINCT! I found this site via a search. I use these Panasonic models for my hobby in making and editing Hockey fight videos. Over the years I've purchased six of them of various models. They are simple and easy to use. I was in a bind as a couple have broken down over the years. I found this site/forum and all the great comments about MICKINCT and how he got their units working again. Many here attesting to his reliability. My experience was much in the same as the others. The communication was great and the repair was quick. A very quick turnaround and the unit is now working like it should.

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