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Does not read disc including cleaning disc

When a disc is put in, it tries to read but is not successful and ends up with stop and shows a H02 number.

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The problem with your unit is the "Spindle Motor", this motor is the one that spins the disc so the laser can read it. I sugest you to take your player to a shop, or back for service if the unit still under manufacturer warranty.

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Try to clean reading head from vhs player with isopropilic alcohol, maybe is dirt and give this error.

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Hi, I own a VK 90D, It was satisfactory only until about 2 months back. I started gettin DVD H05 error. It became ok after i disconnected and tried again.. But only today i got error DVD H02 n no dvd...

H02,H05,H07 is an error code in Panasonic home theater system and dvd player which appear after an unsuccessful loading of DVD,CD. This is commonly caused by a faulty lens assembly and the main board. If you want to troubleshoot it yourself, here are some basic steps that may guide you. Assuming that the disc is good.
1.Clean the lens. - Sometimes because of dust build up and some tiny foreign objects the lens can't read any disc. Try clean the lens by soft cotton buds. Be careful while doing this.
2.Replace the ribbon - Check the ribbon connected to the lens from the main board for scratch, damage. Once it has an open line then of course the lens can't read the disc. Also try to erase the contact by pencil eraser. If you've done the steps above and the symptoms still there then the next step requires you a little knowledge in soldering technique and reading the ohmmeter.
3.Check the motor - Check the motor that spin the disc with an ohmmeter. You can test it using the ohmmeter (x1) even it is connected on the lens assembly.Good motor - reading should be fairly high and it will spin. Bad motor- reading will drop to low resistance and will not spin.
Hint : 50% of my repaired unit the above parts are commonly caused of the problem.
If you confirmed that you have a defective motor then replace it with a new one. Before replacing the new motor you have to check the clearance of the disc holder with the old one. The clearance should be the same as the old because if not the lens will not read the disc if it is too far or too close.
If you already cleaned the lens, and confirmed that the ribbon is good as well as the motor then the fault is either on the optical lens and the main board. It is technical to diagnose the fault between the two, I will advice you to send it to panasonic service center to isolate the problem.
Hope it may help you.
Have a nice day!

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I have a panasonic RV26 DVD player. After inserting DVD it goes to the reading mode (normal) but it stays on the reading mode for awhile then code H02 shows and then stops and and will not accept any other...

The Optical head or the mother board is defective. The data is not received and so the Mp is not able to read or process.
hence if have cleaned the optical head lens, and there is no reading try to put in a audio cd to test. If the cd is read the head must be Ok and the DVD processing must be faulty possible board issue but if there is no reading then the optica head is faulty

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Your DVD player is having an issue with the spindle motor (the thing that spins the DVD around). The following solution works for most people, and you should only have to do this once.

  1. Unplug the DVD player.
  2. Take the cover off.
  3. Place a disc on the spindle.
  4. Put a little pressure on the disc (so it doesn't slip) and spin it around a few times.
  5. Remove the disc, reassemble, and plug back in.
  6. Try to play a DVD.
  7. Report back if this solved your problem, or if more troubleshooting is needed.

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Remove the cover from the player, usually a few screws on the sides and back. You will see the changer and the drive at the back (Panasonic SC-PT750). Start the play sequence and while it is attempting to read, gently start the the disk spinning near the center in a clockwise direction with your fingertip. The motor should kick in at this point. Others out there (and me) have left the cover screws out, as it will not be the last time you have to do this most likely!

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This weekend we were watching a movie. It started to skip. I thought it was a dirty disk, took it out, cleaned it with a dry cloth and put it back. Now nothing will play.

When I insert a disk it starts to revolve the machine says reading, two zeros appear and the it stops. My wife noted a message H02 and the manual says to call for an explanation.

We tried turning the machine off and on and we tried pulling the plug -- no luck. What is the problem?? Jeff

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I had the same problem and found that the motor that spins the cd so it can be read would start and stop. I opened the case removed the assembly with the motor and placed a drop of 3in1 lightweight oil on the shaft of the motor ran it a few times and now it works perfectly fine. Good luck hope this helps you as well.

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