Question about Panasonic DMR-ES46VS DVD Recorder/VCR
Message came up saying self test not complete. I did what it said on screen but all its doing now is 'please wait' and I've been waiting for over an hour. Surely not right. anything I can do
SOURCE: panasonic dmr-es15
Pan. DMR-ES15 I WILL NOT RECOGNIZE ANY DISC I PUT IN. WILL NOT PLAY A COMMERCIAL DVD MOVIE. SEEMS TO HAVE STARTED WHEN IT COULDN'T FINALIZE A RECORDED DISC. HOW TO RESET?
Posted on Feb 28, 2008
SOURCE: u61 on panasonic dmr es15
I have seen several postings regarding errors for the DMR ES15 recorder. I have resolved errors on my 15 month old device by cleaning the black spool that retains and spins the disc. Using denatured alcohol on a lint free cloth, I carefully cleaned the hub but did not saturate the material. This immediately cleared the no read and unable to record errors. Of course, I had to remove the outside covers to access the inter-workings of the read-writer.
Posted on Aug 10, 2008
SOURCE: Error code U61 on a
The manual refers to the U61 as being a recovery mode. Have you left it at U61 for a period of time while it tries to recover?
U61 ≥There was a power failure or the AC plug was disconnected while the unit was on. The unit is
carrying out its recovery process. This process restores the unit to normal operation. The unit is not
broken. Wait until the message disappears.
You could always try to force it into standby mode and back out again:
Press [í/I, POWER] on the main unit to switch the unit to standby.
Now press [í/I, POWER] on the main unit again to turn the unit on.
If that doesn't take care of it, everything thing I've found points toward a replacement of components inside the system by a repair service. Hopefully you are still under warranty!
Posted on Sep 21, 2008
From User guide:
U61 • There was a power failure or the AC plug was disconnected while the unit was on. The unit is carrying out its recovery process. This process restores the unit to normal operation. The unit is not broken. Wait until the message disappears.
If fail unplug and hold power button for a minute or two and turn it on and repeat.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
You have the same issue as the one who is posted here at Fixya. But this requires you to open the DVD cover. If the unit is still under warranty, its best to bring it to the authorized service center. If not, you can try and test this if it'll work.
"I have the same problem (same error # same model of DVR).
I noticed it happened after I left a DVD in play mode and paused for a long time.
I saw a message on the Internet that error U61 can mean that the lens is unable to move (return to its normal position).
The Internet message said that person unpluged everything, then opened the cover to the DMR-ES15 (3 screws) and gently pushed the DVD head back towards the rear of the DMR-ES15.
I assume that would void his warranty, but I am considering trying it since the time to have it repaired versus the replacement cost makes the possibility of a "self-repair" attractive.
Here is part of that actual Internet message. I hope it helps you:
Yesterday, my DMR-ES15 started to malfunction, giving me the error U61.
No matter how many times I tried to press Enter, and Power On, the machine
kept re-booting with the error U61. I noticed that the drive was making some noises as if the Read head was not able to park properly.
So I decided to open up the unit and find out why.
I took out the 3 screws holding the top in place. And then moved
the drive head mechanism back (pushed it towards the back of the unit).
I then plugged the power in, turned it on, and amazingly there was no more U61 error.
I test the unit this morning again and everything seems to work properly again!"
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
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