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I get the HO3 error when trying to play region free discs purchased from overseasd - they work on my laptop but not on the portable DVD player

I have a region free set of discs of the Golden Girls which plays ok on my laptop but when I tried to play them on my portable DVD player above, I got the HO3 error. Disc is not spinning at all.

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  • hheather May 22, 2009

    Haven't tried it yet as I need to buy a set of precision screwdrivers before I can get the back off the unit. Most of the solutions suggest that the lens is not positioned correctly in resting mode but mine seems to be correct in that it rests immediately to the right of the spindle. I am reluctant to start fiddling with the innards of the unit in case I do other damage.

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Hi there,

On most Panasonic, error code HO3 indicates a mechanical problem, more specifically, the cradle that supports the laser eye could not traverse along its path. Corrective action requires opening the unit, cleaning the slider bar, plastic cogs, worm gear/drive. It may help to use a can of compressed air and re-lubricate appropriate parts. Since the unit is open and expectantly dust would be swirling after the use of the compressed air, it may be to your advantage to swab/clean the lens itself prior to closing.

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