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I have a Panasonic DMR E85H DVD recorder. I needed to remove the front cover to remove a DVD that was locking up the system. So, I took off the top cover and the removed the front panel. Took the four screws off the top of the disc drive and removed the disc. Replaced everything and now the machine will not respond to any buttons except for the on/off switch. It does a self check and then reads "no disc". I've tried all the buttons on the remote, including the on/off button and nothing works. When I replaced the front panel, I made sure the one connector was lined up correctly with the connector in the machine. As far as I can tell that is the only connector that connects the small circuit board on the front panel to the rest of the machine. Do you have any idea what I should do? Fred

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Could be that your original problem was panasonic's common bad capacitors issue. Open case again and look for yellow substance on top of swollen capacitors. Look for instructions on this site for soldering in higher rated replacements. I made this repair myself today!

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