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DVD drive door won't open "LOCK" shows on display

I fixed the "Please Wait" message by replacing the 2 capacitors that were suggested. HDD records and plays back. DVD plays but door won't open and when I try to record display shows "disc full." It did let me finalize the disc. Please help.

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  • heldnova Jan 26, 2009

    I found the solution to DVD drive LOCK message. With the unit ON, hold down STOP and POWER at the same time for 10 seconds. Then hit EJECT button and drive door opens.

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Hi!
My DMR-ES10 appears since last month, the same message, and lets myself crazy!


Today, after a desperate try, pressing the buttons, I found the solution:

Simple press the POWER BUTTON and STOP BUTTON of the unit for a few seconds...

VOILá: The UNLOCK message appears in the display and the unit return to operate without the lock message !!!

For Lock again, press the same buttons at same way until appears the Lock message in the display.

This is an undocumented command...

I hope to help you!

Posted on Apr 01, 2008

worldvet
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SOURCE: Panasonic DVD player won't finalize

You can try a dvd+r disc. Borrow one before buying a stack of them.

The other thing is that you may not have enough free space left to burn the finalization track; 7 1/2 hours is a lot of recordings.

Give the +R disc a try even though it says it can't use them in your documentation, a lot of users report it works anyway.

Please don't forget to rate all of our solutions here on the board. Thanks.

Regards,
Worldvet

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

pogiboi
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SOURCE: "NO READ" on Panasonic DMR-EZ27 DVD Recorder

good day 2 you,, ,, i have some little advice on you,,

just open the top cover of your player and check the RIBBON WIRE of the LENS/EYE part then clean theGOLD FINGER/LINES
and get some clean cotton buds and a lighter fluid 2 clean the lens,,,,,ok,,

PS. dont use cd cleaner fluids,,, that wont clean, , , , , ,just lighter fluid ok!!!

GODBLESS U

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Polaroid dra-01601a hdd to dvd recording

You will have to split the title and record on more than one DVD. The default speed is SP, that is 2 hours of recording. If you want to record longer programs, go into setup and change the default record speed to one of the other settings, for example: SP+ which is 2 1/2 hours or one of the other longer record settings. This DVD burner will only record at the same speed as you recorded to the hard drive. You can also edit out the commercials by using segment. Go to the title you want, press the right arrow, scroll down and select segment. When you want to start your edit, press enter. when you want to stop the edit, press enter again. You can use your right arrow to skip forward 30 seconds and your left arrow to skip back 10 seconds if you went too far when editing. You will see where your edits are on the screen by the darker color. Do this through the whole program. When you record to DVD, the commercials will not be recorded. Hope this helps you.

Posted on May 13, 2009

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Chris you were right on with the cleaning I paid $50.00 for the lens cleaning from a certified Panasonic technician and now works like brand new I have invested a total of $200 for the power supply and lens/laser cleaning but I got the unit as a gift, minor probs with unit but great dvd recorder thanks!!!

Posted on Mar 29, 2010

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