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Panasonic dmr ez48 dvr optical laser assembly repair replacement

How hard is it to replace an optical laser assembly or to get the dvd recorder itself not the whole dvr replaced

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SOURCE: Panasonic DMR-EH75V DVD Recorder

I have the same unit and luckily there is a service center here in dallas tx called bayard electronics. I just dropped mine off there. check out the website at

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SOURCE: I have a Panasonic DVD

Take out the 3 screws holding the DVD drive top in place. And then move
the drive head mechanism back (pushed it towards the back of the unit).
Then plugg the power in, turn it on . This will remove the u61 error code .

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I work as a contract technician for Vizio, and I can tell you from experience that replacing motherboard is one of the only solutions to this problem. The other solution if under warranty is to replace it. If you experience red, blue, or green pixels where dark shades (like nose, eyes, clothes, etc), call Vizio and accept nothing less than a full replacement! I have had situations where I replaced motherboard and within 2-3 hours the pixels return. Hope this helps.

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Here is the english manual..

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SOURCE: Panasonic DMR-ES45V - DVD recorder / VCR combo Remote not workin

My remote is not working. When I press a button, I get the following message on my unit: U12, U30, SET #, CHK REMOTE #, or RC #. What can I do to fix this? The message displayed means that the remote control and unit are not communicating and the remote needs to be programmed. To program the remote, press and hold the same number that is displaying on the unit and the [ENTER] or [OK] button for more than 2 seconds. For example, if the unit displays “SET 2”, press and hold [2] and [ENTER] or [OK] for more than 2 seconds.

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FIrst of all, try cleaning the lens using a cotton swab and alcohol. Once complete, try a DVD and then a CD. If the CD plays and the DVD does not, the optics are failing and need to be replaced. If you are comfortable with this repair, the parts should be available from any Panasonic parts distruibutor in your country. I can only get part numbers for American units. The optics should be the same for the Austrailian units, but I can't verify this. Call a the parts distributor and ask for the optics assembly. This will be the assembly that contains the optics, the sled motor and the frame. This will be held in place by 4 screws.

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The 'No Read' error is a classic case of a failed laser (and/or DVD drive). In many Panasonic DVD devices (recorders, players and some Blu-Ray models) the laser is part of a traverse unit or 'assembly' (a block with laser and spindle motor in one). With this unit, unless you are tech. savvy and are aware of the likely cost(s) of replacement part(s) for this type of product, you can go ahead and order from Panasonic directly - subject to shipping and tax (assuming the part is available) - this could be expensive, and you would also need the right equipment/tools and experience to do this (it is much easier to simply replace the whole DVD drive itself in the unit - just note the original drive number and connection type before seeking a new one, after that - should be a straightforward fit, save on labour costs...) - these drives are not exactly easy to repair at individual component level; hence why in most cases the whole drive is replaced when part of it fails (not impossible to replace either!).

If you aren't familiar with this sort of thing, your next best bet is to submit the recorder to an authorised Panasonic service centre, obtain a (reasonable) quote on likely repair/part(s) cost(s), along with a second opinion, then you can make a firm decision on that basis. Up to you whether you pursue it further or not. The DMR-EZ28 is not as old as the DMR-ES15 and is more reliable in general. Assuming this can be repaired, it could be very expensive, so keep that in mind, but you won't know for sure unless you get a quote from a workshop. It may also take several weeks before repair (if possible) is completed.

If all else fails, or it is probably going to be too expensive/uneconomical to fix, or you cannot get a replacement DVD drive anywhere for this model, then consider a new one - but ONLY as a last resort. The cost of replacing a disc drive in your existing unit vs. the cost of a brand new machine could be significant.

Not the best news, but certainly worth investigating - if you want to do so.

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This might be due to a dirty pickup or scan laser head, or the optics as a whole might be going bad (both are common problems). A qualified TV repair person should be able to determine if the scan laser or pickup head are bad by doing a laser power test. If the optical devices are dirty it is just a simple matter of cleaning them with a DVD cleaning disk, however if the optics are bad, then replacing them is actually cost inefficient, and you may want to think about getting a new DVD player/recorder.

I hope this helps,

Thank you,


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