Question about Panasonic DMR-EX75EB-S DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder
I have a Panasonic DMR-EX75EB DVD/HDD recorder. It is 17 mths old. When I turn it on it make a 'clunk clunk' noise and a message flashes up on the screen implying that the disc cannot read/copy and says press pwr off to try again - there isn't even a disc in there, the display is showning that there is.
I can't use the DVD player at all. The HDD bit is working fine.
I have now had two Panasonic recorders
3 years apart and both have gone down with this same fault.
It's a shame as they are a fantastic recorder, I would have thought Panasonic would have put this right by now. It now 5 years on since I bought my first one and it sounds as if they still have the same fault.
Why the hell can't they just fit a standard computer dvd drive that’s cheap to replace, and not this abortion they fit.
I was looking on E-bay for Panasonic recorders that where faulty and found around twenty.
ALL WITH THE SAME FAULT
"DVD drive faulty"
I’m now looking for a new one but don’t know what to do as I have a ton of discs that need to be finalized, may just forget about them and keep clear of Panasonic in future.
Posted on Jul 09, 2008
SOURCE: My DMR EX75EB it fails
This is one of several error codes generated by the main microprocessor IC which are
tripped by corruption, preventing proper operation and which may require the
processor to be reset (where practical) or replaced.
The U81 and U80 codes don't mean anything in particular because the corruption error could be caused by a number of different reasons. It does not point to any specific one fault. This is where the confusion sets in as to the origin of the 'error code' in any device.
U81 means (in technical terms) 'microprocessor communication malfunction' on the universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter' or 'microprocessor feedback information error'.
This is not something the user should undertake to repair themselves; it should really go to an authorised Panasonic repair centre. The cost depends on the parts used and the labour, however, it is not unfixable. You can always get a quote on this and a second opinion, then decide for yourself if it is economical or not.
I posted this 'advice' for this model previously. The DMR-EX75 and DMR-EX85 are prone to U81 - which is a common error code.
Posted on Mar 14, 2011
Testimonial: "Many thanks for your input, after speaking to Panasonic, you are correct, they tell me it would cost approx £100 to repair so its a bin job:-("
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