Question about Panasonic DMR-E20 DVD Recorder
This is a tough one that CAN be solved. You will have to take the DVD Drive out of the unit. Take the drive apart and grease yes grease the rails the laser slides back and forth on. I used regualar Vasoline as it is inert and lasts forever. The sound you are probebly hearing is the stepper motor trying to move the stuck laser. I had the same problem. Or you could replace the entire drive, but as it doesnot work now you are not out anything trying to grease the rails because it is already broke. Take it slow and remember where everything goes. This is assuming that you have parked a cleaning disk in it already.
Posted on Nov 24, 2007
My TruTech DVD recorder went the same way, I returned/exchanged it twice and finally gave up and bought something of better quality. Sadly this seems to be typical of TruTech products.
Posted on May 31, 2007
If you hears a shutter or gringe then you should only watch Schindlers List.
Posted on May 29, 2007
The 90% of this problem are sove with a cleaning cd but I asume that you already do it then try with dry air(buy a can in radio shack) blow dry air by the port of the dvd with the tray open if not you have to take the machine to a tech...you got problem with the reading eyes...good luck
Posted on Aug 03, 2006
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
good day 2 you,, ,, i have some little advice on you,,
just open the top cover of your player and check the RIBBON WIRE of the LENS/EYE part then clean theGOLD FINGER/LINES
and get some clean cotton buds and a lighter fluid 2 clean the lens,,,,,ok,,
PS. dont use cd cleaner fluids,,, that wont clean, , , , , ,just lighter fluid ok!!!
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
There maybe a problem with the optic lens (dirt) try to clean it very gently with cotton, also the motor plate that holds the cd/dvd is not holding it very well so it not rotates at proper speed try to clean the both sides where the hole of the cd/dvd is when it´s inserted, if you think that you migth not have skills for that don´t do it.
Hope it help
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
Got the same problem. Happened 2 months after guarantee expired. **** machine. The only good thing is the harddrive and that is made by HITACHI not Panasonic! I go Sony next time. Panasonic quoted £200 plus to fix the problem. I only paid £220 when I bought it new.
Posted on Feb 25, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 18, 2014 | Panasonic Dmr-e20 Dvd/ram/dvd-r Recorder /...
Apr 25, 2017 | Panasonic DMR-EZ47V DVD Recorder/VCR
Nov 28, 2012 | Panasonic DMREZ27 DVD Recorder
Aug 20, 2010 | Panasonic DMR-E20 DVD Recorder
Aug 30, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-E20 DVD Recorder
May 22, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-E85H DVD Recorder
Feb 20, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-E55 DVD Recorder
Jan 09, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-E20 DVD Recorder
May 02, 2008 | Panasonic DMR-E20 DVD Recorder
Apr 07, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-E20 DVD Recorder
337 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!