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Panasonic dmr-es45v I used this dvd/vhs recorder, to make 10 copies of home movies(vhs) to dvd, now the dvd recorder will not read a blank disk or play any disk?

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  • Stamatic Feb 13, 2008

    I finally got around to start copying my VHS tapes to DVD disc. My wife has been using this player for both formats, mainly DVD and it has been working fine. It has now stopped working. The DVD side will not play any format, original, copies or even a blank dvd, it does not recognise them. Is this a region problem ?

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  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2008

    I am having a similar problem - no dvd's will play - message displayed no read

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2008

    same problem - messages displayed: no read - incompatible disc

  • garringt May 24, 2008

    Me too! I get a "no- read" error on every disk I put in.

  • Isrock Jun 15, 2008

    I have the same issue on this unit [cannot read disk] No matter what disk I insert. You can hear it trying to load and then the message pops up.

  • Steve Phelps Nov 08, 2008

    Every disc I put in, formatted or not, including commercial DVD movies that have played before, today gives me the error message noread. Has anyone ever found a solution to this? Thanks.

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    Same Problem.

    It just stopped reading the DVD's

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    Yes it tries to read then gives me :no Read:

  • NP10585 Dec 13, 2008

    I have a DMR-ES46V that has the same problem, any disk shows noread.

  • rswanson25 Jan 01, 2009

    I am having the same "no read" and "incompatible disk" problem. It won't read or play any DVD's - even movies that used to play perfectly.

  • sal3 Feb 10, 2009

    I found out that the eye/motor could not find the home switch, all dvd players/recorders need to do this. the motor did work, but would drive the eye to the hard stop and not reset to home. Panasonic was not helpful at all, they of course wanted big $$$$ to do the repair. In the trash it went, i was lucky to get most of the copies made. Panasonic and Sony(Viao labtop,junk) are off my list of equipment to purchase in the future.

  • Goofy15 Mar 05, 2009

    Same problem here. Every disc says "no read". Several of which I have used on it in the past.

  • NoKeating4 Apr 06, 2009

    Yup, same problem here. I was finalizing a disc last night, and all of a sudden, it produced an error message and now won't read any discs. I'm noticing a trend here!...

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    I've had multiple problems with this DVD/VCR, the most frustrating being this problem.  When it was working, it was great. Then, all of a sudden it decided to quit.  I had it put away for awhile, becasue I was going to get it fixed and then after several months plugged it in and suddenly it worked like new.  Everything was good for almost 2 years, now suddenly it won't read ANY discs anymore.  It sucks!

  • mark3c May 05, 2009

    I have half your problem. My DMR-ES45V will play commercial DVDs just fine -- menus OK, scene selection OK -- but I cannot get it to record or even to format a blank DVD for recording. I hear a lot of strange sounds -- thumping and grinding -- then the read error statement. But no such noises when it's asked to play a DVD. 



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The disc drive motor is burned out, its junk...if you didn't finalize the discs, they're junk too unless you buy another Panasonic DMR.

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