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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 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.

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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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