20 Most Recent Panasonic DMR-ES40VS DVD Recorder/VCR Questions & Answers

Reset the unit to shipping mode from the user menus and try again. If still faulty it may need a new digital PCB

Panasonic... | Answered on Feb 05, 2018

Ron, F60 is a general error code usually related to a failure on the video processing board. You could fix this by just replacing that board. Try to place it in standby mode first by unplugging it, wait a couple of minutes and then plug it back in. When the 000000's starts, hold down the power button for 15-20seconds. The unit should then be in standby mode. From this mode try to start it normally using the power button and see if it cleared the error. You could also try a complete reset by powering the unit off and press and hold the "Stop" and "Channel Up" buttons at the same time for a few seconds while powering the unit up. Hope this helps, good luck.

Panasonic... | Answered on Aug 18, 2016

We recommend you unplug all AV cables connected to the system and test a different electrical outlet. If the problem persists, we recommend you use the below link to locate an authorized service center.

www.panasonic.com/repair Welcome to Panasonic Online Repair

Panasonic... | Answered on Apr 21, 2014

Your dvd player is in progressive mode, and your tv isnt capable of playing progressive mode.  To fix this, look on your remote for a button called "Progressive", and press it.  If you dont have a button like that, then look through your service manual for anything that says progressive mode, and it should give instructions on how to set it back to interlace mode.  This is a very common problem I come across when servicing DVD players, as inadvertently pressing the wrong button the remote will cause this.

Panasonic... | Answered on Jul 20, 2013

Sadly, that could be the death knell on this unit as something may have broken internally; possibly rendering the unit U/S.

These can be extremely expensive to replace any fractured boards (and other broken parts) in - making the overall repair uneconomical. And in the event of any broken boards/parts replaced, there is no guarantee that the unit will be as reliable after that as when it was new.

If you decide to submit the unit to a service centre, be warned, if you tell them it fell to the floor, they may tell you the same thing as I did above (although they might not put it quite so nicely). Even if you convince them to take on the repair work, it may be expensive; more than the cost of a new DVD recorder.

Up to you, but save yourself the agony (and the expense) - bin this unit or keep it for parts (or try to find a similar WORKING unit on eBay to replace your broken one).

Accidents will happen; most times unavoidably. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Panasonic... | Answered on May 29, 2011

This is happening because your DVD is NOT all region, you need to change the Code.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_region_code -
www.dvdexploder.com/ -
www.allformp3.com/dvd-copy.../dvd-region-code- free.htm -

www.dvd.reviewer.co.uk/info/multiregion/ -
Ok check those links out they will help you sort it.

Panasonic... | Answered on Apr 01, 2010

The manual is on the Panasonic consumer site

Panasonic... | Answered on Mar 25, 2009

We need to narrow down where the problem lies. Even without finalizing the disc, you should be able to play back the recording. Can you do this? If you can play back the recording, the problem exists in the finalization stage and we'll need to concentrate there. Please update this and we'll proceed to the next step.


Panasonic... | Answered on Mar 24, 2009

My Panasonic had the F60 error; please help!

Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 31, 2009

Dear FixYa Team,

Thanks for your inquiry re my problem.

Since I posted, I THINK I may have solved my problem. I unplugged the unit for an hour or so, plugged it in again, and it DID play a "commercial" DVD that I had tried earlier. I don't know if this is a permanent solution -- we'll see. If not, I'll take the next step in seeking some help.

Thanks again.

Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 18, 2009

Getting a new one is about all you can do in this case. A repair for this type of problem would likely cost more than the replacement.

Panasonic... | Answered on Dec 12, 2008

My trutech DVD player door would not open.

Panasonic... | Answered on Oct 18, 2008

So open up the casing and retrieve the tape. I have done it a few times and it is not hard. Not sure if fixing it is worth it. I just buy a new one for cheap.

Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 24, 2008

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