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F60 Error message on DMR-ES40V unit

Screen message 'F60'. Have attempted:

1. Holding power button down for 10 seconds to reset unit. Had no
success.
2. unpluged unit for 1 minute then plugged it back in. '00 00 00' appeared then disappeared but 'F60' reappeared.

Can you tell me how to fix this issue.

Thank you

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Unplug the unit.
Plug back in and wait till you see 000000.
Press and hold the power button in at least ten seconds or until the clock shows up.
This worked to fix mine.

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Try holding down the channel up and channel down button on the unit itself simultaneous and continue to hold until the unit turns off. This resets the unit. If your error returns, go to the Panasonic website and download the updated firmware on a cd and put it in your dvd player. (instructions are on the website) found all of this out trouble shooting tonight. Hope this works for you. - Tamara

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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