Question about Panasonic DMRES30V DVD Recorder/VCR Combo
I have a panasonic dvd recorder Model# DMR-ES40V. I have been copying programs off of my dvr onto DVD-R discs with my dvd recorder.I have put things repeatedly on the disc and played them back to make sure they recorded before deleting the progrrams off the dvr. I put the dvd in to add more shows and now the recorder says it cannot read the disc and disc is noncompatible (it doesn't appear to be scratched or damaged). I have tried re-setting the recorder defalult settings, unplugging and re-plugging the recorder,and cleaning the disc with soft cloth. I don't know what else to try. Other dvd's still play in the recorder , just not this one. I would love to get this dvd finalized so I can play this on other players. I do not want to lose what is on this dvd(shows and performances that I will never be able to get again) but can't get the recorder to accept and read it so I can finalize it. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Take the Disc out and put it aside. You must clean the Laser Eye, and clean dust and other matter from inside your recorder. Clean Eye with rubbibg alcohol and q-tip. A regular CD/DVD cleaner disc will not work. After cleaning, reinsert your Disc and Finalize it.
Posted on Sep 15, 2009
SOURCE: Panasonic DMR ES40v
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. Please update
this and we'll proceed to the next step.
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
Mechanical fault, usually caused by oxidisation of the mode switch - creating increased resistance between its wiper and its internal contacts. Try cleaning the mode switch (under the VCR mechanism on the main board) using a commercially available electronic cleaner (after first unplugging unit from power point, and carefully removing top and front covers), rotating the switch wiper gently in each direction, let it sit for a few minutes, refit the mechanism, ensuring all is reconnected to the board, plug unit into power, test.
The other option if the cleaning doesn't work, is to order and replace the mode switch with a new one - these are not expensive parts, and should be available from Panasonic directly. Make sure you quote the model number of your unit to the spares supplier before obtaining any replacement parts, including the mode switch as required.
BUT: try the simplest and cheapest option (cleaning the mode switch) first. See how you go.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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