I've had this system for over a year and now when I put in a dvd, "CHANGE" appears on the dvd display and nothing works after that. I then power it off and it takes a few seconds to shut down. When I power it back on the dvd display says, "INIT". Again, nothing works. I try to open the tray and nothing happens until I power off and on again. I am completely baffled. I called Panasonic and they absolutely could not help. Hopefully you can. Thanks.
I had the same problem with my unit too. I tried to reset the unit to no avail. I took it to a recommended panasonic repair shop where they informed me it would probably be $200-250 to repair. My suggestion, since the product is actually not user freindly anyway is to throw the junk in the recycle bin, and not not purchase anymore PANASONIC products, due to thier lack of product support. My unit was barely 2 years old, and I certainly would expect more bang for my buck. Since all the other components of the system were still operable, I attempted to buy and replace only the changer, which they would not do. I had always been happy with panasonic products in the past, but in todays market, they are obviously not interested in repeat business.
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Re: Won't start up
First, try re-initializing the main unit: While stopped and ?DVD/CD? is the source, press and hold STOP (the small solid square on the unit AND [>10] on the remote control until ?Initialized? disappears from the television. Turn the unit off, unplug it, and turn it on again.
Make sure that cd mode is off by Pressing [SHIFT]+[CD MODE] and try your DVD player again. (Make sure your discs are clean, and try several to make sure that is not the problem)
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Hold down "2" on the remote simultaneous to "stop" on the receiver. In a couple of seconds you will see something appear on the display. OPO-63? Anyway, repeat the process again when you see that. The system will reset. This will also take care of the inability to switch to AUX or Ipod.
On the remote control, there is a blue "Magic Mic" button. Press on that your mic will turn on in any mode.
Just joking but I've been mad about how bad this LG home theater system is. It can only play extremely limited video files and turn off the mic in AUX mode. So the answer is you really can't do that. Buy a mixer instead.
Your lovely Bose has problem with its mechanism that cause load / unload totally out of order. If you hear some noise while you turn on the bose or when you hit some buttons, it is telling us the motor still work. Now we need to check the broken gears ( or other mechanism linkage). If you able assemble this Bose, go ahead to find and fix it mehanism ( you may need some parts replacement.
Note : Be carefully with its laser lens while power on ( avoid direct contact to your eyes).
If you've got the Audio Input Source set as TV-Audio and it won't play as Surround Sound then you'll need to connect the Audio Out from your TV (if it has one?) to the Audio AUX IN on your LH-T360SE and change the Audio Input Source to AUX.
If it will play a CD but not a DVD then it could be the Laser is failing. If it won't play either then its more than likely that the Laser has failed.
First thing though is to try cleaning it with a Lens Cleaning DVD.
If after this it still won't recognized a DVD you need to remove the Main Cover followed by the DVD Tray cover. You can then clean the lens directly with some lens cleaner fluid and a QTip. Make sure you only use a little cleaner fluid and wipe off with a dry QTip. Do not touch the lens with your fingers.
After you've reassembled the unit if you still have the same fault then the Laser has failed and would require replacing, although this is not normally cost effective.
I had the same Problem, player was only 13months old when the error HO2 appeared (typical huh?) anyway 2 years of this thing getting shifted from cupboard,wardrobe,attic, (did'n't want to throw it out cause it cost me £700), finally it came to fix it or bin it time. scoured the net to no avail, lost the rag and half dismantled it..then during all of this ( oops I'm going on a bit LOL)
you can hear a sound as though the disc is trying to be read, after 100's of attempts to get it to work, I finally noticed the disc had not changed position. (disc was not spinning) pointed to the Motor??
what I did to fix this was unplug from main's, remove top cover until you can see the top of the dvd disc, got hold of a pencil with a rubber on one end, plug back in, switch power on, and gently pushed top of disc ( clockwise ) and it kick started it off
that was over 3 years ago and the player is still going strong
I know its a bit rough, but nothing ventured nothing gained ;)