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Error Message H02

The DVD doesn't load, then the message Error H02 is displayed. Took the unit to Best Buy to send to Panasonic for repair; however, they said Panasonic would advise to just buy a new one - repairing is as expensive as a new purchase.

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Re: Error Message H02

I have had this problem on numerous times. Once while in warranty. Discussed with technician and he reported that the gears get dirty and stick and need cleaning. Since last year, I get this message every 3-4 months. I take out all the screws from the bottom, open the cast carefully, and use some canned air, clear all the gears, gently rotate all of them. Put everything back together and should work fine.

Posted on Sep 28, 2006

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Re: Error Message H02

Hi,
I had the same problem "error code H02" with my panasonic dvd player LX8 for 8 months. I did everythig but nothing helped.
Finally I solve it with the help of an electric hair dryer in it's cold air fan position. Every time the same error code H02 appears the hair dryer solve it by strong cold air flow around the optical system as well as the weel. No need to unscrew the device just open the door and let the air flow do his best from different angles.
hope it will do for you too.

yours,

Shaya.
my e-mail is shaya.shakeri@gmail.com

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Re: Error Message H02

My Panasonic CV51 player (the one with the 5 disk changer) died after 14 months with error H02. No amount of power cycling or trying different CDs worked. All Panasonic would do was tell me where a repair center was. I fixed it as follows (at least, it hasn't failed again since I did this.) If you don't have the disk changer model, the procedure is a bit easier than this, since that technique was posted elsewhere by Jason for a Panasonic model 31. Standard disclaimers apply!! Don't try this if your player is still under warranty. Don't electrocute yourself. Don't blame me if you break anything (but if it was working, why would you waste your time doing this?) I assume no responsibility, etc., etc. Unplug power cord. Remove 2 large screws from each side of case. Remove 2 screws from back of case (near the top). Lift off the cover. Plug in power cord. Turn on power. Press the open drawer button. When the drawer is open, unplug the power cord. On the left side of the unit, see where the actual DVD player is, beneath the platter? Reach in very carefully (it helps if you have skinny fingers), and turn the large white plastic gear and the cone-shaped black CD wheel manually, back and forth a bit. Reverse steps to reassemble. Something must have gotten stuck. My player works now. I can't promise anyone else's will. Thanks to Kimi for the suggestion. I'm just passing it on, since it helped me.

Posted on Dec 27, 2005

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Re: Error Message H02

I tried the solution provided on my DVD-CP72 model (5 - disc) and it did not work. However, with the cover still off, I put in a DVD. When the player 'picked it up' to play I gently spun it and the player started working again. I put it back to together and it is working right now. Will see how long it lasts.

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Re: Error Message H02

This is what I did and it worked
Power up unit
Eject dvd
While try is open, remove the tray faceplate by pulling up on the faceplate while holding the tray. Be carefull.
Close tray without a DVD in the tray
Remove power
Remove four screws on each side and three on back, then remove cover.
Remove faceplate by releasing three tabs on bottom and two on side.
Remove the tray unit by removing the four brass colored screws (use a magnetic screwdriver helps)
Remove ribbon cable and small, two wire connector on board
Turn tray assembly upside down
You'll see two silver things the size of a pencil eraser. These are the endcaps of the motor. You want to locate the one that is more toward the center of the assembly (the off-center one is the motor for the head).
If you are lucky like me and have a relative that is a diabetic, get a hyperdermic neadle from them, fill it with a light oil (like RemOil) and stick it in the hole that is off-center of the spindle motor case end. The hole is about the size of a toothpick.
You can test to see if this works by putting the assembly back in, reattach the ribbon cable and other cable, and attach the faceplate. Try it out. It took a few oilings before it worked for me. Then assemble everything in reverse order and you are set. GOOD LUCK!

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Re: Error Message H02

My Panasonic DVD-RP62 stopped working and gave me the HO2 message. Following the advice on this site, I took the cover off, plugged it back in and opened the DVD drawer and unplugged it again.. I got a can of silicone lubricant and (using the little tube that comes on a can of WD-40) sprayed a little on the motor shaft of the motor that spins the DVD. Now it's working again. This is a great website and has saved me the cost of a repair/new DVD player. THANKS

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Re: Error Message H02

I had a H02 error message and tried back skip/play/pause with no luck tried shaking but in the end i just inserted a finger behind the optical eye and moved the whole metal platform,something must of been sticking.

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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Re: Error Message H02

Hi this was great. had dvd player sitting around for one year oversomething so simply. it does work.now we know what panasonic is all about.purchase purchase!!!!!!!!!!Thank you again.

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Re: Error Message H02

Thanks.i am just passing ERROR HO2. i place my DVD-RV31 above my RECEIVER. is ERROR HO2 problem becaus the top of RECEIVER is too hot??

Posted on Jan 14, 2007

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Re: Error Message H02

The motor is burned out and you're screwed. The DVD will spin, but not high enough RPMS for the laser to read. I even tried lubeing up the spindle, didn't work. Next time, don't leave the DVD player on for days at a time on Pause.

Posted on Oct 07, 2006

Re: Error Message H02

This did not work for me but it was a big help

Posted on Jan 09, 2007

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