Question about Panasonic DMR-T3040 DVD Recorder
My Panasonic DMR-T3040 will no longer recognize or read DVD-R discs, both blank and recorded - even those recorded earlier on this machine.
It still reads commercially pressed DVD's, but no longer DVD-R or DVD-Rams. Hard drive is still good... I just can't record on it any longer.
This problem began intermittently and has now become constant.
I love this recorder, it's served me well so any help is appreciated.
SOURCE: DMR E55-P will not read DVD-R
Thank you for the information. Sorry that you are having such problems.
Nearly all the problems on ths DMR E55 are due to a faulty power board. The greatest load on the power supply is when the unit first reads discs and also when finalizing. Sometimes the unit cannot read discs and sometimes it continuously self checks.
Try replacing IC001 on the power board. This is a 5 pin regulator #STRG6353. This component gets very hot and the heatsink is poor. When I replace these, I use a larger heatsink and some heatsink paste which helps to prolong the life of the component. If you look at the regulator, you will see by the colour of the circuit board that it gets very hot. It fails after two or three years in all DMR E55s.
Be careful when you take the old regulator out because the print can lift away from the circuit board.
I have posted full instructions on how to replace the STRG6353 >HERE<
Hope this helps
Posted on Mar 03, 2008
SOURCE: DVD recording problems
I have the same unit with the same exact problem. I ended up taking it in for repair and it's now working perfectly. I paid $100 for the repair. I dropped the unit off and picked it up myself. I think $30 additional is charged for shipping and handling in US.
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Posted on Jun 28, 2008
SOURCE: DVD Code Problem No FVU
You need to install or update the Firmware. Go to www.panasonic.ca and search your model. You will then need to download the firmware for your player and burn it/mount it as an ISO file on to cd. Just follow the instructions and you'll be up and running in no time.
It took me about 25min, but it is working fine now.
Posted on Jan 01, 2010
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