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Error Code F03

The unit will not do anything... even after unplug and reboot.

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  • johnyrotten May 31, 2008

    Panasonic DMR EZ475V with an F03 code even after shutting off and rebooting how do I fix

  • bent_fabric Jul 01, 2008

    same error code, but with a panasonic dmr-ez48v. have rebooted, but won't go away.

  • Anonymous Oct 10, 2008

    Same problem as above!

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What worked for us when we saw F03? Taking the toothbrush out of the VCR! I kept resetting the unit and nothing worked. Finally, I decided to see what would happen if I stuck a tape in. It wouldn't go in because of the toothbrush! I took it out, reset the unit again and it was fixed.

Maybe the error is not F03, but FO3 meaning there is a FOREIGN OBJECT stuck in the VCR.

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I came here with the F03 code and got read the message about foreign objects. I took off the cover and manually removed the tape from all heads and rollers. Then it was easy to eject. I found nothing wrong with the innards of the machine, so I checked the tape. Inside the tape cartridge was a dead stink bug which had cause the tape to tangle and jam. Since this was at the very beginning of the tape, I wound all the bad section onto the take up reel and will watch the rest of the tape, then junk it. Thanks for the ideas.

Posted on Jan 29, 2012

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    Brett Barkus Oct 31, 2013

    Had same F03 code and could not get unit to reset. as suggested above I took the cover off and found a small plastic part off a toy tractor. cleaned it out, put it back together and it is again working perfectly. Dont toss your unit out without opening it to check for any small objects hiding inside.

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I had an F03 problem earlier this morning. and I just found out the solution:

It is the faulty tape, the tape layering on the top of the roll is the cause of the infamous f03 code. What I'd do is this:

1. Unplug your VCR.

2. Remove the chassis by unscrewing the screws that keeps the outer cover in place.

3. Carefully move the ribbon of the tape away from the points without touching the sensitive areas.

4. Press the eject button manually and slowly remove the videocassette out of the VCR.

5. Slowly put the chassis back on the VCR and carefully align the holes to secure the screws back on.

6. Carefully rescrew the screws back to the appropriate area once you unscrewed them.

7. Plug your VCR back in and hook it up like normal.

8. Utilize the head cleaner to secure the optimal VCR performance. Clean it as much as it needed to be in case once is not enough.

Posted on Sep 27, 2011

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    tain Nov 02, 2014

    bad

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In my case I did not have a VCR tape or a disk inserted in the machine. The recorder displayed the code for months even tried to call Panasonic and they told me to ship it to repair from Michigan to Texas!. I found this site and codes,got confused since nothing was inside and tried to turn it on again after checking for any residual tape fragments or disk fragments and found none. It works! Maybe it needed a break. I am surprised Panasonic did not tell me to check for foreign objects.

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