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H03 Error How to fix a Panasonic DVD LX-97 H03 error

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  • pvtdancer Jan 05, 2008

    I rolled it all the way back and it began to play. But the error returned. It appears that the drive is getting stuck .

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Hi,

With the indulgence of bbtoast and DARKLORD1...

This is a known common problem with most Panasonic DVD units. An HO3 error display indicates a "Traverse Servo Problem". The traverse servo is the motor that drives/moves the optical pickup (lens + cradle) to slide along a shaft while reading the disc.

A HO3 error could either indicate problem in the:
1. shafting/slider: possibly clogged with dust, dirt or dried up lubrication;
2. stuck up/defective traverse motor;
3. defective wiring connection, electronic regulator/controller.

As you will note, all of the above requires opening the unit and component level repair. Since this would need familiarity with electronic components/circuitry, use of a DVM and possible a soldering iron, perhaps you might be better off seeking the services of a qualified professional.

Hope that this be of additional help. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional; information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Here is your user manual
http://dl-ctlg.panasonic.jp/manual/2006/dvd_lx97.pdf
and here is your service manual

1.) http://www.eserviceinfo.com/most_popular/list_18600.html

basically the service manual tell you how to fix everything

good luck

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

  • Rishi Roshan Ali Jan 05, 2008

    BTW THE HO3 ERROR IS THE LENS GOT STUCK



    YOU CAN OPEN IT UP AND MOVE IT ALL THE WAY BACK AND THAT SHOULD SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM

  • Rishi Roshan Ali Jan 05, 2008

    You will need to use some lubricant on it



    1.) using rubbing alcohol clean the thrack of all former greese and dust



    2.) use new greese on it, eletronic greese works best but if you dont have any



    dilute a little vaseline and coconut oil and mix it... use that until you get some enetronic greese

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This problem is the laser optics in the wrong position.

Try to move it carefully by hand to the left near the spindle.

It may be stuck on the right side.

Please let us know what you see!

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  • Brian Berndt
    Brian Berndt Jan 05, 2008

    Please let us know if this took care of the problem!

  • Brian Berndt
    Brian Berndt Jan 05, 2008

    I am sorry that this did not fix your problem.



    If you are inclined to try yourself, remove the power source, then:



    Remove the screws at the back (about 10 in number), you'll see the gear system controlling the laser reader, just adjust the position to be near the central rotating spindle. See if there is an obvious problem that is allowing the position to advance too far.

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