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The disc drive is not reading and so after it tries on for some time the drive does not detect and so fails to read. You can try and clean the optical lens unit manually using an ear bud with delicate wipes on the lens eye. If this wont change the error then the optical unit is faulty and will need a change.
see if the player tries to read the disc. Load a disc and listen. Does
the player make squealing noises or is it totally quiet? Squealing
noises may indicate that the player is trying to synchronize with the
disc but can't due to an obstruction on the lens or in the laser path
inside the pickup or a defect in the pickup. This can also be caused by
an intermittent signal problem due to a faulty ribbon cable.
silent means that the photo sensor is not getting any usable input from
the laser at all, meaning that the pickup is "blind" for lack of a
better word. This can be caused by an obstruction of the beam by
foreign matter on the lens or inside the pickup all the way to a
marginal or failed laser diode and/or photosensor array. This can also
be caused by a bad ribbon cable with one or more severed traces.
could try to clean the optics. This is the most common malfunction as
far as i know in all disc players. It would involve taking the cover
off and finding a way to expose the lense, and then cleaning it with a
very gentle brush. some players have a cover for the lense that swings
to the side during playing, this greatly reduces the chance of dust
accumulating, but its still worth the try.
If you actually see dust on the lense, then its just that simple. clean, close, play.
It may also be worth your while to check on the small shafting that
guides the carriage of the laser pickup. Dirt, grome, dust and
solidified lubricant can cause stoppage of the carriage and the laser
eye then fails to read the next track. Please refer to the image i have attached.
Thanks for using FixYa. When a Panasonic is giving "no read" and there are
loud "clunking" or "chugging" noises this usually indicates
that the lens is dirty or has failed. Other problems may include a failing or
failed Digital PCB or some problem with the ribbon cables from the DVD Drive to the
Digital PCB (on 2006 models such as the DMR-EZ models there is some problem
with the ribbon cables to the DVD
Drive on-board controller board.
Please check this picture for ribbon cable connections--
Click on the picture to Zoom In.
Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.
I also have a DMR-EH60 which after some time failed to finalize recorded dvd's. When finalizing the dvd unit was making grating noises and then would display the finalized failed note. The machine was sent in for servicing which worked fine for a few months and failed again. In dicussion with the technican we found that the rubber drive plater for the disc was getting contaminated with a dust type residue which allows the disc to slip in it's drive causing the reader to be confused, with the result of a failed finalizing function. If you are game disconnect from the power and open the unit up and carefully take the top off the dvd unit and clean the plater with is-propyl alcohol, this seemed to work fine.The residue problem will be an on going problem however once you have cleaned it once it's pretty straight forward.Just be careful removing and reinstalling the dvd top cover.
The optics are either dirty or are starting to fail. Higher laser power is required to read DVDs. Try opening up the unit and cleaning the lens using a cotton swab and alcohol. If that fails, the unit will need to have new optics.
Sounds like something may be stuck inside the unit. If there is no warranty left, UNPLUG the device from the mains, undo the 2 or 4 screws on the sides of the unit, lift off the lid and just look to see if there is a foreign object inside or a DVD,(if at some point one of the kids put 2 Discs in and closed it, one of them could have got pushed over the top of the drive and got jammed), remove it and put the lid back on. Just make sure you don't touch or fiddle with any thing inside as not to damage it further. Another possibility is that something is stuck to laser lens which you will only be able to see if you take the lid off. DANGER WARNING do not take the lid off in the same room as the kids, or they WILL do it themselves, when you are not about.