Question about Panasonic DMR-ES40V DVD-Video Recorder
I tried to reboot the machine, unplug for 30 mins. but nothing seems to do the trick...
I have just completed two frustrating nights with U99, F03, F60 and several other error codes. Remote did not work and the machine did not work. I could not select VHS or DVD. I could put in a VHS tape and eject but nothing else would work. Then I came across this post. I tapped the side of the DVD player on the right very gently. The light came on the DVD player and everything returned to normal. From now on that will be the first thing I do. I remember using this technique on old transistor radios, record players and numerous other mechnical things but could not believe it would work on this. After two night of trying everything, it was fixed in 2 seconds.
Thank you Josh. You saved me a lot of money!
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
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.
Good luck and kind regards.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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