Question about Panasonic DMR-EZ47V DVD Recorder/VCR

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My system will not read any disc (noREAD) this was after trying unsuccessfully to format a recorded disc. It was working perfectly fine until then. This is a well maintained set only a couple of years old. It is not dirty. The VHS side works fine.

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  • stephen227 May 17, 2010

    I've replied to Silverdragon thanking him for his advice even though it wasn't what I wanted to hear.

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Http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/DMREZ47V-MUL.PDF
OK, try a reset of your unit. You say that this happened when you tried unsuccessfully to format a disc. Now what can happen, is that damage may occur, while trying to Format a disc, to do so, the Current it ramped up to a higher level to Format the disc, now, when there is a problem with Formatting, or reading/writing, the controller tells the lasers driver to increase the current to sometimes, undesirable level, especially if there has been a a problem with the other side of things called a "Quadrant" detector, which is also damaged from overdriving the laser, and when it does, the whole thing more or less "Burns Out' and the laser head goes faulty, now i suggest this is what has happened to your unit. This fits with ALL the symptoms and facts. You have two options three if you do nothing, and they are fix it yourself, or have it attended to by an expert. I personally suggest the latter, Now if you do decide to get this unit repaired please contact a local or head office of Panasonic, and ask for a referral to an authorised service center. One can also ask for a "Quote" before any repair is undertaken, if you choose to do it yourself, you first must get hold of a service manual, to be able to order the part, i have searched, but have been unable to find any. Below, is a forum pertaining to your unit, with a couple of things to try before deciding 100% that it is the laser head assembly. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=15088527

Posted on May 16, 2010

  • stephen227 May 17, 2010

    Hi Silver dragon



    Thankyou for your expert advice, I'm afraid it wasn't what I wanted to hear but nevertheless it wasn't totally unexpected. It infuriates me when such a simple function can create such a disaster. I don't think I'll be buying anymore Panasonic equipment. This isn't the first time one of these VCR/DVD recorders has broken down on me.

    Thanks again

    Steve Taylor

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