When recording from vcr to dvd it keeps updating dating derry in
It's been on now almost 3 hrs, so definitely fixed. If anyone else reads this and has a touch screen samsung bluray player that is cycling on & off, this works. That only has basic functions compared to the remote.The top & sides of the cover snap off, except for one screw in the back. This model of bluray player is a slow, noisy piece of crap that should've never been released.If we were talking about a Blu Ray player, it would be a different story, as it is quite common for Blu Ray discs not to play without updating the player, but standard DVD players/recorders don't normally need a firmware update for any reason.You could possibly resubmit this question in the general electronic category here and find someone who knows how to repair your player.
Each time the unit came back, it worked for a while etc.
I am sure this is not what you want to hear, but I think it is very likely that you will need to purchase a new DVD player.
Had the same problem and it almost drove me to drink.
If your Samsung Bluray keeps turning off and on by itself and will not stay on, I have a fix...... This happens when the power to the Bluray is suddenly interrupted.1.) Turn on the Bluray, your TV and the cable box if you have one2.) As it does it's on and off on and off tricks, press the "load DVD" button (above the #2 button ) on the remote3.) Put any DVD in and press close4.) When the DVD begins playing, press the Function TV source button.
(Top Right Button)5.) Press source button to HDMI 1 or, whatever HDMI setting you're on. I use(d) my Samsung BD-D5700 almost exclusively for playing video from a flash drive or USB drive. Never played a disc since it was about six months old. The next day the player started to turn itself off. No changes in location, air flow, cables, sound equipment or anything.