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Panosonic DCMR-EX95V Shows "U61" and "self check not complete". Suggets press "enter" to eject DVD tray, then press power to restart. I have done this numerous times without success. Your suggestions please!

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lambylamb
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SOURCE: Panasonic DVD RECORDER DMR-EX75EB

you have a jammed tray button, its really easy to fix, just take it down to a local dvd repair guy. I am one! and I quote a problem like this as about $15-20 and about 30min of your time :) good luck! p.s. if he/she charges more just take it to someone else!!!

Posted on Oct 09, 2007

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SOURCE: Model No'DMR-ES15 - U61problem

I get this message occasionally on my Panasonic DMR-ES15. It's actually a really simple fix. It occurs when there is a corruption in the disc which causes the recording mechanism to malfunction. There is a separate error message for this, however it is usually not detected until it's too late. When the recorder asks you to carry out the recovery process, do it. When the disc ejects, make sure you take the disc out that was in there when it occured and throw it away...it will keep happening because the disc is permanently corrupted. However, do not close the tray without a disc or the self-check will fail. Instead pop in a disc of the same format that the error occured in (if it was DVD+RW then put in a DVD+RW). It resolves the problem every time on the first try. (It only happened two times in a year and a half for me). As the manual says the unit is "NOT BROKEN".

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Panasonic DMR-EZ47VEB stuck on self check

Check IC in primairy power supply

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Panasonic dmr-ez47v won't recover from u61 code

no solution sorry, I have same problem. any one else with same prob?. Thought panasonic was a good make, 18 months old and now knackered.

Posted on Jan 10, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Panasonic DMR-EZ47VEB

U61 is a common fault in the Panasonic DVD recorders. It is generally a failure of the DVD-RAM drive and/or the digital controller board (in some cases it is both and both must be replaced together as a module). Unfortunately these are not repairable at individual component level; they would most likely need to be replaced and fitted by a qualified technician in an authorised Panasonic service centre. The only trouble here is the potential cost(s) involved (such as labour, the DVD drive, etc) - could be expensive and/or uneconomical. However, you can always submit your unit to a repair shop for a quote and a second opinion (on the costs of the replacement part(s) as well as estimated labour charges and the extent of the problem - this allows you to make an informed decision afterwards to get this fixed, but it is up to you.

The cost of a new DVD-RAM drive (if that is the actual problem, and not the board it is connected to) is quite high; anywhere between $130 US (for XVY1961 to suit DMR-ES35V/DMR-EZ47V models) up to $450 AU for the same device plus labour costs should you choose to have it replaced.

I assume you like your unit and want it working properly. If you do decide to deal with an authorised Panasonic service centre, ensure that when the work is completed they provide a detailed report, and some sort of warranty on that repair, especially if it involved replacing the DVD drive. Unless you have an extended manufacturer's warranty on this; which means it won't cost you anything to have it assessed and repaired fully.

Posted on Apr 22, 2011

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