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Panasonic DMR-ES40V This recorder is about a year old. I have used it only once but it may be out of warranty. The unit does not turn on. I have unplugged it and tried to reboot the unit. Got a message of F60. Called Panasonice but they said to send it to them. If it is out of warranty this will cost a lot in addition to what I have already paid. What ever happened to Panasonic quality?

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SOURCE: DMR-ES40V Error Code F03

Hi,

If I may add to JoshOHoward's posting and with his indulgence.

The F03 (Fault 03) error indicates possible problem with your DVD's mechanism, specifically the either the spindle or the transverse servo drive. This is the motor and drive mechanism responsible for moving the carriage that contains the optical reader/laser eye forward and backwards.

What perhaps you can try:
1. do a soft reset. With no disc, press and hold the power button for more than 10 seconds. Alternately, you can unplug the unit for an hour or so.
2. Do a force initialize. With no disc inside, eject the tray, close the tray simultaneously pushing on the back skip, pause and play buttons
3. Do a full hard reset. With the unit powered off, press and hold the Stop and Channel Up buttons while powering on the main unit at the same time for about 5 seconds.

If the above does not prove to be corrective of your concern, pls post back since further diagnosis/repairs require opening the unit.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back as requested, how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Panasonic DMR-ES40V, error codesF60 & U99...

Same problem. Contacted Panasonic. Technician indicated that there is a problem between the CPU and the timer. The unit is three years old and out of warranty, so he offered Panasonic's service at $120 for labor plus any parts.

So I gave it one more try. I pressed and held the REC on the Power button for about 10 seconds, which reset the unit. Then I was able to play a DVD and eject it.

Hope this helps with your unit.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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SOURCE: F60 Error message on DMR-ES40V unit

Unplug the unit.
Plug back in and wait till you see 000000.
Press and hold the power button in at least ten seconds or until the clock shows up.
This worked to fix mine.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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SOURCE: DMR-es40v f60 error

Problem for Panasonic DMR-ES40V DVD-Video Recorder with Built-in... Maching displays F60 as soon as it's turned on and

Posted on Jan 03, 2010

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SOURCE: F60 ERROR CODE ON PANASONIC DMR-ES40V

Unplug the unit for 24-hours. I know, it should not take that long, but in this case I tried shorter periods WITHOUT success!

Just before plugging in unit depress and hold POWER button. You are supposed to hold it for 30-seconds after plugging in, but in my case I did it for 60-seconds. This results in a MASTER RESET that clears all errors, resets interlocks, etc. I could not get past a DVD failure problem, but when I discovered this process everything worked fine!!

Good luck! Hope it works for you too.

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

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Hope this helps with your unit.

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