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Panasonic DMR-ES40V DVD recorder recording problem

I have been experiencing problems recently when trying to record DVD's on the unit.  It appears to record but then cannot read the disk or finalize it.  I unplugged the unit and reset it.  This seemed to clear the problem and I was able to record a TV program.  But now it has done it again.

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  • AGALSGUY Jan 28, 2008

    The Panasonic DMR-ES40V does not recognize the DVD RAM disk. In indicated that it is an incompatible disk. I also purchaced new DVD RAM DISK and got same error message. It will not record, playback or let me use any function when the DVD RAM is is inserted. It will however, record, playback when using a DVD-R disk, but in order to record the next program, the Panasonic DMR-ES40V needs to be unplugged and reset for each additional program. Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn't. At times it will indicate on display that it is recording, yet nothing is recorded on the disk. Very frustrating!

    I only want to be able to use my DVD-RAM DISK, but again its says the DVD RAM disk is an incompatible disk although the DVD RAM was included when DMR-ES40V was purchased as new. Please Help!

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Hi Nickstart, start checking if the problem is related with the kind of Disk and test on different brands, disk types.
Even if a recorder is supposed to work fine on both +R, -R etc. , often you find out, that due to error correction methor, a device worksd well on one or the other type.

Your DVD supports the following DVDs -R, -RW, -RAM, all -R disks are supported both on 3'' and 5''.
On +R it just writes regular DVD +R, DVD +RW and mini DVD +R are not listed in DVD specs, therefore are not supported on writing.
When your unit records DVD +R it changes the format to DVD-V, The usint does not support DVD+RV.

I assume it works better with -R

I often get troubles with many DVD low price brands, try testing some good ones like Verbatim, TDK, Sony , Philips etc.

See also the manual here, at page 6 and 7 it also says: "Play may be impossible on some DVD-RW (DVD Video Recording format), +RW, CD-R or CD-RW discs due to the condition of the
recording."

Hope this had been helpful, test both a good brand DVD-R and a Good brand DVD+R.
If it still has problems when finalizing the CD, then it can be the usual lens problem, Or the DVD you are writing is too big in size and your player has problem on the final phase of DVD writing. If Data nearly takes all the 4.7 Gb allowed, there won't be enough space to finalize the DVD.

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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We need to narrow down where the problem lies. Even without finalizing the disc, you should be able to play back the recording. Can you do this? If you can play back the recording, the problem exists in the finalization stage and we'll need to concentrate there. Pplease update this and we'll proceed to the next step.

Thanks,
Dan

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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We need to narrow down where the problem lies. Even without finalizing the disc, you should be able to play back the recording. Can you do this? If you can play back the recording, the problem exists in the finalization stage and we'll need to concentrate there. Please update this and we'll proceed to the next step.

Thanks,
Viper

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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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!!!

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