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Will only read one of my maxell lense cleaning discs. No other discs.

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  • jimluzzi Oct 02, 2009

    After opening the recorder ( with the power off, hehe) how do I open the black disc cartridge assemble to get to the lense?

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Hi,

  1. Check the disc you're using for scratches and dirt. If the disc is damaged it won’t play properly, regardless of the DVD player’s ability to function. You can use a DVD repair device like the "Disc Doctor" to repair the DVD or purchase a new DVD.
  2. Make sure the discs you're using fit the correct format specified by your DVD player. For example, if your DVD player doesn’t support home-burned DVD-R's, then you can’t use a DVD that you made at home. You may need to upgrade to a newer model, most of which accept the latest DVD formats.
  3. Clean the laser lens with a DVD laser lens cleaning disc. DVD laser lens cleaning discs can be purchased at most electronics
    retailers or online. Insert the laser lens cleaning disc and follow the instructions.
  4. Insert a correctly-formatted, undamaged disc into your player. Listen to see if it begins to read the disc. If it continues to make no sound and gives you the same message, then the problem is probably that your disc is not spinning in the device.
  5. Turn the device off and unplug it. Take off the outer casing by removing the three or four screws and lifting the top piece off. This will allow you to see if anything is simply stuck or jammed. If this is the case, a simple nudge back to the correct position will fix the problem.
  6. Clean the lens while the DVD player is open. A dirty lens is most likely the cause of your no-disc error. The lens should be cleaned with isopropyl alcohol and a cotton swab.
If none of the solutions worked, then you need top open the DVD player.

There is a nice repair article :-

http://www.hungryhacker.com/articles/haxedhardware/misc/dvd_player_repair/

Let me know, if need further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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The lens pickup is dirty or damaged.
If the unit is under warranty call Panasonic at number listed on manual.
If you want attempt an home repair you can tray taking apart the unit and accessing the lens. Of course after disconnecting power. In there you will see the lens pickup. The lens can be cleaned using QTips and isopropyl alcohol.
If that does not work, the lens pickup must be replaced, and that is a repair that must be done by an experienced technician.

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