20 Most Recent Panasonic DVD-F87 Multi-disc DVD Player Questions & Answers


Not much you can do without a remote for this model except play 1 disc (CD or DVD) manually at a time. You could try to obtain a replacement of the original remote directly from Panasonic, or you can look again for your lost one in your home, or you can try a (cheaper) universal remote with this unit. The cost depends on what type of remote you get and where you buy it from (if you order through Panasonic there may be an additional shipping charge). Sequential play (one disc after the other automatically) usually can only be set using the remote.

The fact is, this player needs a remote for full functionality If you want random/sequential play for multi discs, the original Panasonic remote is required - try ordering this first if it is available. If not, then consider a universal. (you could also look on eBay for a similar DVD player remote for this model)

Panasonic... • Answered on May 14, 2011


The DVD players remote has a button called subtitle or a logo of a TV screen with three dots at the bottom. Press is to change the language or keep pressing till you get last option called off. That should disable the closed caption, but remember when you insert a new disc you will have to do it all over again.

Panasonic... • Answered on Mar 08, 2011


In the dvd players setup, there might be an audio choice (I don't know all of them). Try different settings there. Also, you might not have the audio jacks in the right plugs on the TV or dvd player. Or, the tv is set to a different audio source.

Panasonic... • Answered on Jan 07, 2011


Hello jwbabyj hi, 3 years of good listening to music on your player is rather good for its life, no device doesn't last forever, this failure is due to use, dust, temperature, shock, fluctuating power source and other external devices, which will make you player eventually give up. My solutions suggest the following:
  1. Clean your player lens, there are after market lens cleaners, buy one. and use it to clean the player lens.
  2. You may need to remove the top cover to have access to the lens for manual cleaning if the lens cleaner will not work out. Get one clean ear bud, and dampen one side with warm water, rub this in circular motion to the lens, 3 to 5 revolutions will do, use the other dry side to dry off the lens. replace the cover and test. do this several times until the player works.
  3. If still, this does not work, remove the cover and see if the lens glows visible light, to do this eject the tray, do not place any CD, then close, look at the lens and see if it emits visible light. No light bad lens. needs lens replacement. bring it for service.
  4. Check for worn out belts, does your player spindle spins? no spinning spindle bad player. needs spindle replacement.
  5. If 3 and 4 are likely, better buy a new one.

Panasonic... • Answered on Aug 12, 2010


You can try to use some rca's to plug into the dvd player and t.v. Rca's are Yellow (Video) White and Red (Left and Right Audio) and make sure your plugging them into the correct spot on the t.v and the dvd player.

Panasonic... • Answered on Mar 15, 2010


try to clean the laser whith alcohol and try again.

Panasonic... • Answered on Mar 13, 2010


You might have to push each Cd button first so that it initiallizs all 5 disks and then press random

Panasonic... • Answered on Apr 26, 2009


Seems that you have to go into setup and look at the Closed Captioned screen set up.

Panasonic... • Answered on Dec 06, 2008


If the dvd player is old it maybe the laser pickup lens dirty you can clean the lens but you have to be very very careful if you do try put no pressure on the lens
get a cotton bud/q-tip and clean the lens very gently you will not see much dirt but lite cleaning will remove a film from the lens
I hope this helps

Panasonic... • Answered on Feb 21, 2008


hi first try disconnecting it for a couple of hours and see if it helps if the device is out of warranty then: try pushing the drawer while pressing the play button (like helping it) feel and listen if there is an attempt or a noise indicates that the device is working but something is bad like the engine drawer, a torn belt, a broke cog try fixing it if you can with a new part good luck

Panasonic... • Answered on Apr 03, 2006


The picture rolling is simply because the PAL decoder can't lock up to the 60Hz vertical sync pulses, even if your DVD player is set to NTSC-PAL conversion and there is no vertical hold adjustment (either external or internal) on this model set to achieve this. There is a possible alternative only if your DVD player has RGB output (not component). The JVC for example has direct RGB drive capability via the SCART input on the back panel. If you get a suitable lead you could try getting a picture this way as it bypasses the decoding and sync sep circuits in the PAL decoder chip.

Panasonic... • Answered on Oct 03, 2005


I have an identical national tc 300 sp 3-in-1 unit. The power input for this set will automatically accept 120-220-240 VOLTS AC. The ac power pins in the 6-pin socket are the two horizontal pins immediately underneath the locating spiggot in the socket.

Panasonic... • Answered on Apr 15, 2021


The power LED blinking ten times is indicative of issues with the voltages on Sub 5V, Main 3.3V, DTV 9V or the Tuner Power and the board in question is the "A-Board". Also, make sure that your units fan and airflow is not inhibited.

Panasonic... • Answered on Mar 13, 2021

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