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Panasonic DMR ES30V DVD and Video Player Combi: SLF Error

What is an SLF error is and how I stop it happening. It appears that my machine is on a loop and keeps carrying out this SLF check. I can't get my disk out of the machine. Toni

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Try washing the disc in a mild solution of laundry soap and bleach. i don't know why it works but it does. wash it, dry it and put it back in the machine and go to finalize the disc. finalize it and it is as good as new david

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My panasonic vhs/dvd recorder DMR-ES30V. DVD will not open and shows error code U99

Error indication u99

After development of the DVD drive and the frame lying under this the cause is nearby a horizontally placed circuit board one Elko 630 uF lid which ones probably lifted presumably is.

Jan 11, 2011 | Panasonic DMRES30V DVD Recorder/VCR Combo

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Display reads slf check and u99 whichIthink is a fault code.The unit is apanasonic DMR-ES30VEB dvd recorder/vhs.Any ideas?

U99 is a fault code, from memory i believe it is a communication error between the dvd drive and its controller, either way the machine needs to be serviced.



Dec 12, 2010 | Panasonic DMRES30V DVD Recorder/VCR Combo

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Dmr-ES30V Dvd plays pre record movies fine but I

Try a different brand of blank dvd+r or -r. you will find that your dvd machine is fussy on what discs it plays. More exspensive dvd players are fussy with what dvd discs you put in, as cheaper dvd players would virtualy play most types of dvds.

Dec 09, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-ES30VS DVD Recorder/VCR

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DVD won't work displayed SLF CHECK, now displaying U99

U99 ≥The unit fails to operate properly. Press [POWER í/I] on the main unit to switch the unit to
standby. Now press [POWER í/I] on the main unit again to turn the unit on.

Let me know if it is still not operating. there was a power failure and that has caused the U99 code.

You can access the manual by clicking the link i have provided below.


the second manual download link is the true English version and the first download link is the alternate language manual..

May 20, 2009 | Panasonic DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Panasonic Video/dvd player DMR ES30v Fault code U99

Hi,press the power button on the dvd so it goes to standby,then press the power button again to turn the unit on.I hope this helps.Jamie

Mar 12, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-ES30VS DVD Recorder/VCR

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My Dad recorded all his VHS tapes and made DVD's on the Panasonic DVD Recorder DMR-ES30V and now they wont play on any DVD player except for the DMR-ES30V. I believe he recoreded them with a lock so they...

Hi and welcome to FixYa,

My compliments to the foresight of your father. Your described concern is not caused by a "lock". It is indicative that the recording session was not 100% completed. Rather than 'crack', what is required is the final step in the recording. All the DVDs must be "finalized" in the same machine that recorded the movies, the Panasonic DVD Recorder DMR-ES30V. The finalize option would be in the MENU/Settings and must be enabled. Finalization per disc would take some time.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

Feb 18, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-ES30VS DVD Recorder/VCR

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Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

Since both are record capable:
  • hook the Video and Left/Right Audio OUT of the DMR-ES30V to one of the composite/matching INPUT of the DMR-EX88;
  • use the DMR-ES30V as a player and the DMR-EX88;
  • to be able to watch and monitor the output, temporarily hook up the OUTPUT of the DMR-EX88 to the INPUT of the TV.

Nov 23, 2008 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Panasonic dvd vhs burner model dmr-es30v

Hey scott10news,

According to your owners manual( Its showing SLF Check means there has been a power interruption and the system is attempting "restoring" itself.

Unfortunately, I had somewhat of a similar problem with my Panasonic DVDR. Every time i tried to record or finalize a disc it would just display recover and then shut off. The reason I say unfortunately is I had to send it out for service to be repaired, there appears to have been a problem where the unit was had become corrupted.

It might be necessary to bring the unit in for a diagnostic and/or estimate for repairs.

Wish I had better news.
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Jun 04, 2008 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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