Question about Panasonic DMR-ES40VS DVD Recorder/VCR
I cannot get a setup screen on the tv but it will play tapes or dvd using the tv remote. when i push the on button on dvd remote it flashea 12:00A and when i push different buttons it switches to RC1.i have tried standby and disconnecting the ac powercord and it does not help. i would greatly appreciate any help.thank you
NUMBER: RC1, TITLE: Compatibility..... This code is for REGION CODE 1, meaning the DVD player is thinking that your region is different from that of your disk. Have you tried other disks? Still the same error?
I recommend you do a reset on your system to clear any user settings then try again with a disk you know to be from our region and let us now if you get the same error.
Notice that one of the SETUP options is RESTORE DEFAULT SETTINGS. You may or may not wish to use that option and start over.
Mean while I will see if I can find the service manual for your product.
Posted on Feb 13, 2008
mine did this yesterday too - solution is not in manual -
press "enter" or "OK" on remote while holding number "1" for several seconds
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
To get into Service Mode, first put the machine in STANDBY mode, then press the buttons ChUp OPEN/CLOSE and REC all at the same time on the front panel (Ch Up is hidden inside the AV3 input flap). Eventually the front panel display will show "SERV" (after its "HELLO" messages). Anyway, pressing  then  on the Remote Control tells me that I have an Error Code of "04" which is a Digital PCB or Communication Error (whereas an Error code of "02" means a "Defect of RAM drive"). (To exit from Service Mode, press  then  which should get you back to "SERV" and then POWER-OFF the machine).
Hopefully, your manual will display your error codes.
Perhaps the remote control is not set to the same control code as your DMR-ES40V. Codes may be set to 1, 2, or 3 on the remote by holding down the enter button and one of those number buttons for several seconds at the same time. The factory default is code 1. Try 1 first. If that doesn't work try 2. If that doesn't work try 3. If one of those codes doesn't work you may have a bad remote or a bad sensor on your machine. On DMR-ES35V models the sensor is located just to the right of center behind the black window
Posted on Jun 23, 2010
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