Panasonic DMR ES40V Err message, DVD won't play or record
Just get Err message, no number when I put in any DVD. I took it apart and the lazer reader is clean. The head slides on track with no binding. I thought these machines were supposed to be less problem than the VCR's. Machine is 3 years old. Help.
Re: Panasonic DMR ES40V Err message, DVD won't play or...
I had a similar ERR message and freaked out a bit for a week. Panasonic customer service was no help and suggested i send it in for VERY expensive repair. No way. After tons of additional research and trouble shooting I fixed my unit tonight. I downloaded the DMR-ES40 DVD Recorder Firmware Update from the Panasonic update and stored in on a CD. Put the cd in my dvd player following instructions from the website. My system is restored and works well again.
Why paid personnel at Panasonic could not tell me this is beyond my understanding.
Try updating you firmware as I did. Hope you get the same success. -Tamara
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I found this solution on one of your old notes (but a different machine). I set up a scheduled record for 11:59 PM to 12:01 AM for the current day, then set up the scheduled record for the next day. The VCR recorded both the initial 2 minute session and the later one which I wanted to record.
ok,you need to prepare your VHS tape and put to what portion of it you want to transfer.but, you will need a cd/dvd writer.it is used to record whatever you want to record.you need a computer to do this.it's complex but if you get the hang of it, it's very easy.
I had the same trouble, also wouldn't play back discs that I recorded using it. The commonly listed reset of channel up and down at the same time was not meant for this model.
Below is the official solution that was sent to me by panasonic.
After using this method to reset my player it worked great. it was just like taking it out of the box for the first time.
Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you for your inquiry, reguarding model DMR-ES40V.
Try this reset to fix the issue.
1. Unit power must be on.
2. Press [STOP] & [VHS > DVD] ON THE UNIT for over 5 seconds.
Thank you for contacting Panasonic.
Thank You, Panasonic Consumer Support
We need to narrow down where the problem lies. Even without finalizing the disc, you should be able to play back the recording. Can you do this? If you can play back the recording, the problem exists in the finalization stage and we'll need to concentrate there. Pplease update this and we'll proceed to the next step.