DVD HO1 error, and tray is jammed - how do i change the mode to External Port (iPod)?
When i power on, the tray pops open, the light says Hello->Init->DVD HO1 error, and the lights go off. However, when i press the Open/Close button, the lights come back on and repeat the sequence of messages, the tray closes and pops open, and the lights go off again.
I'd like to use the external port (iPod), even if the DVD player is jammed - Is there a quick way to change the mode to External Port/iPod, without an extensive servicing of the DVD sub-system (which seems to be a mechanical issue)? I'd like to use the iPod mode.
Re: DVD HO1 error, and tray is jammed - how do i change...
It means that there's a misaligned disk inside. You need to
1. Unplug it and shake it side-to-side. 2. Then turn it on and press the open/close. 3. If it doesn't open, goto step 1. 4. When it opens, get the disks out, use disk exchange to try to get them all out. 5. Turn it off, unplug it, shake it again and make sure that there isn't another loose disk, if there is, then open it and get it out.
This is a known flaw in certain Panasonic DVD changers. Good luck
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That is one of the biggest problems with these Chines made drives. Cheap parts and they burn out in no time. You have a button up from , but when you push it all you may hear is Click Click. The thrusting drive motor that send the tray out goes bad and all you can do from there is manually open and close the unit. Look for the small (tiny) hole up front. Insert a paper clip end into the hole and push hard to pop open the tray. To get it working, push the tray in and it will function. You just won't have an automatic open/close. For $30 replace it. OR Get an external CD/DVD clam shell that fits into the USB port of the computer. Walmart has them for $35
Straighten a paper clip and insert it into a tiny hole in the face if the disc tray. Push the paper clip gently in the hole and the tray will pop out slightly. Then grab the tray and pull it out until you can remove the DVD disc.
I am getting this error too and I believe it means that somehow the tray that the discs ride on is jammed. I think if you unscrew the three screws on the back and the two on the sides you can pop the top off and see the tray. I bet there is a disc somewhere that didn't fall back into its right spot and it will give you that error... I just opened mine up and sure enough there was a DVD that was in the way... I removed that disc and the error went away. I hope that helps you out as well.
Try these steps to reset the unit. I got these from the Panasonic Cust. Service # 1800-211-7262 1. Unplug the unit power. 2. Wait 2-3 mins before replugging the unit. 3. Turn it on. 4. If the display shows INIT / PLEASE WAIT, Press and HOLD the Tune Mode (STOP) button on the main unit. At the same time press #10 (Channel button) in the remote control. They have to be pressed & held simultaneously for atleast 5 seconds. Wait till the INIT / Please Wait display disappears. 5. Once the message disappears, RESTART the main unit by pressing the POWER button OFF / ON. 6. If it does not work, try several times. If it does not work, contact a local repair shop (call them to find out a repair shop near you). If the repair shop wont do it for you, call them back - thats what they told me.