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DVD recorder DMR-EX78EB - Keeps showinf error message 'U81' on display. This means that it does not perform set recordings. What causes this please and how can we fix it as I am fed up with finding programs dids not record. Many thanks Rosemary Hanns

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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(s) 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 codes' 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 (and a similar) model previously. The DMR-EX series of models are prone to U81 - which is a common (and extremely irritating) error code. As I said, it is not unfixable, if you are prepared to spend a fair amount of money on the repairs by a qualified service technician in a fully equipped workshop with access to all the required components and service manuals.

Certainly worth investigating at least.




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What does U81 mean


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If you turn the unit off for 30 minutes it should reset the fault.

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I posted a suggestion a couple of months ago about a similar Panasonic DVD recorder (model DMR-EX78EB) with this exact problem:

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(s) 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 codes' 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.

The DMR-EX series of models are prone to U81 - which is a common (and extremely irritating) error code. As I said, it is not unfixable, if you are prepared to spend a fair amount of money on the repairs by a qualified service technician in a fully equipped workshop with access to all the required components and service manuals.

Certainly worth investigating at least; and you should not need to purchase a new unit. Go with the quote first - then decide on a further course of action.

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I have posted advice on the possible cause behind this error code (as well as other members on FixYa) for this model DVD recorder previously. For you I will re-iterate:

The U81 error code is a common problem
with many Panasonic DVD recorders of the DMR-EX series.

This is one of several error codes generated by the main microprocessor IC in the unit which are tripped by corruption, preventing proper operation and which may require the processor to be reset (where practical) or replaced.

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 (if available) 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.

(sometimes unplugging the unit from the power point for up to 30 minutes, then reconnecting resets it completely and clears the error code with no further remedial action required)

Usually when this error occurs, and persists, the unit cannot be reset by the user. In your case, the constant shutdown may also likely be a fault in the switchmode power supply as well as a problem with the microprocessor. It may or may not prove an expensive exercise.

Certainly worth investigating at least.
It's up to you as to what you decide to do from here.
I hope I have shed some light on the subject for you and similar people who have experienced this particular error display.

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My DVD RECORDER MODEL NO DMR-EX75EB, THE CODE U81 KEEPS COMING UP WHEN I SWITCH ON MY RECORDER, ALSO I CANNOT GET INTO MY SETTINGS TO SEE IF I CAN FIX IT. THANK YOU


This seems to be a common fault with many Panasonic DVD recorders of the DMR-EX series.

This is one of several error codes generated by the main microprocessor IC in the unit which are tripped by corruption, preventing proper operation and which may require the processor to be reset (where practical) or replaced.

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 (if available) 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 (and a couple of similar models) previously. The DMR-EX series of models are prone to U81 - which is a common (and extremely irritating) error code. As I said, it is not unfixable, if you are prepared to spend a fair amount of money on the repairs by a qualified service technician in a fully equipped workshop with access to all the required components and service manuals.

Because of the malfunction, the user settings and options are inaccessible, and there is no official user-reset option on this or any model of the series to clear this particular error.

Certainly worth investigating at least, as Panasonic usually make great products.
It's up to you as to what you decide to do from here.

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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.

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The codes do not actually mean anything at all because the corruption error potentially has a great many possible causes.
It does not point to any specific fault as such.

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Causes can be difficult to identify and may be internal or external.
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Ensure good clean mains supplies.
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