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Well everything was just fine with my setup until I decided to move my components into my entertainment center... To be more aesthetically pleasing... Now my PV-HD1000 in not being recognized by the STB. In the set-up mode of the STB under DVHS the display indicated the DVHS is “NOT PRESENTâ€.


The OM says that if the proper connection is made and the display indicates “NOT PRESENT†simply turn off the STB and turn it on again. Well I tried but to no avail.


What could I have messed up here? The 1394 cable connection seems fine.


I just should have left well enough alone!


Thanks for any suggestions.


Larry


Mits 55905/Dish 5000with mod/ Pan TDUST51/Pan PVH1000/ Tosh 5109/
 

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I'd check the firewire sockets on both the STB and recorder with a magnifying glass to make sure that a contact did not break away from the socket. Gridleak provided a photo in a previous tread that clearly illustrated this condition. I hope this helps you.
 

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As a quick summary to all the tips presented previously. (I found myself in a similar situation, and found going "back to basics" as well as checking other member's problems/cures was very helpful.) [I'm using a hub so it does add a level of complexity (like making sure the firewire hub supports the faster 1394 "A" spec.)]



1) try reseating the connectors [to remove any oxide and get a good electrical contact]. Also when you have it removed, check the pins that they haven't "spread"


2) support the cables so there is no weight on the connectors


2) try unplugging instead of just powering off -- try plugging in with the VCR first, then the STB (and if that doesn't work, vice-versa)


4) if you "neatly" routed the firewire cable with your other cables, remove it from the "bundle" and try connecting it by itself.



Good luck, and please let us know what worked.
 

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I've ran into similar situation a day ago. I've re-set the IEEE1394 connectors on both TU-DST51 and PV-HD1000 and unplugged units from the power outlet. This seems to cure the problem.


Good Luck !
 

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Well, here’s the diagnosis:


After trying everything including purchasing a new cable, I removed both units from the cabinet. I got a magnifying glass and examined the sockets and yes it appears that one of the pins in the STB socket is bent out of its proper alignment.


I guess it’s off to Panasonic repair.


Thanks for all the help. I appreciate it.


Larry
 

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Larry,

This happened to one of my TU-DST51s last year and I repaired it myself. I bought a 4 pin firewire jack for about $2 at Fry's which I had to slightly modify to fit , but if you get the correct part from Panasonic replacement would be very easy.

Charles
 
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