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U11 Error and Clicking

My Panasonic DMR-E30 has been working great for years -- but all of a sudden, the following happens:

1. I insert a DVD
2. The display on the TV says that it is reading the DVD
3. It keep reading (while making a new "clicking" sound on and off for about 10 seconds)
4. The U11 error comes on the screen and it does not play the DVD at all.
5. This error is for any DVD I've put in (both pre-recorded -- new and used, and blank DVD-R)

I'm interested in taking it apart myself if someone can talk me through it to troubleshoot or fix the problem -- or I'll take it to a shop to be repaired if the work is out of my league.

Thanks in advance to anyone that might be able to give me any suggestions or help with it!  I really appreciate it!

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  • Lisater Dec 07, 2007

    I have the same problem with this unit and with a newer unit (LG DVR and Video Tape recorder).. Although my Panasonic usually plays DVD's that I recorded myself.. This may be due to the newer prerecorded DVDs... Try connecting the unit directly to the TV without going through a surround sound system or other device. Try it with and without using an HDMI cable.



    Check your settings and make sure it is not set for Ratings. You can also try resetting the unit, by holding down the power button until it shuts off and turns on again (about 15 seconds)



    It ay be caused by the way that the discs are formatted to prevent piracy...



    Good Luck!

  • bethstrader Jul 18, 2008

    exact same problem- no sloution...very frustrating!

  • ynotgreen Jul 24, 2008

    Works fine with new disc, but if it is scratched at all, it does not play. Tried reset and it is hooked straight to the tvv. Any other ideas?

  • videodad Aug 06, 2008

    having the same problem, with all discs. New, recorded by myself, movies from the store. Nothing. I insert disc(s) and it says it's reading, and then I get a U11 code, and then it says NO DISC.



    Need help.

  • mathius1 May 13, 2009

    mine does the same thing

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