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TEST * L1 STILL

Discussion in 'DVD recorders' started by wre46, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. wre46

    wre46 Member

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    OK, I read the last 55 pages of fixes for U99. I have seen the same question asked , but never really answered to the point where I can understand. (may be the Panasonic help desk senerio is catching on)

    The unit was reset as the clock is flashing 12:00am

    on startup, wheather a soft of hard boot, the unit displays TEST *L1 then goes to U99 and hangs. I cannot even get the unit up long enough to load the new firmware.

    What, in simple 1 to 10 steps, fixes the TEST *L1.
     
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    Jeez, same here, wre46. I'm at a loss.

    Maybe no one's answering your question because the thread is titled "TtEST * L1" and not "TEST * L1?" Just a thought.

    Have you found an answer in the meantime?

    .....Sean
     
  3. wre46

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    I sent mine to get fixed. Still waiting to get it back. looking at $425 for E95 repair.
     
  4. seanmcgu

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    Thanks, wre46. Wow! That seems like a lot of dough but they ARE really nice machines. A local repair shop (in San Diego) wanted $75 just to look at mine. I think I'll try and swap out the hard drive, turn it on, then put the old one back in, which I've read sometimes solves this problem.

    I will update this thread when/if that happens.

    Cheers,

    .....Sean
     
  5. JVC

    JVC Active member

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    In your Owner's Manual (probably in Troubleshooting pages), it should tell you how to reset the player, to factory settings (the way it was when you bought it). Try that.

    I'd just buy another. No way I'd pay that much for a repair. Especially for a Panasonic! (I'm not a Panasonic fan. It's been my experience that Panasonic stuff doesn't last long, considering what it costs). Don't mean to step on any toes though...........
    Good luck!
     
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    Well, I just checked with Best Buy where I purchased it and my extended warranty lasts until 2009. Yay! I'll get it back in 2-3 weeks and if they can't fix it, they give me a comparable unit. I wonder what's comparable now?

    Thanks to all who replied.
     

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