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There is a solution but it takes a little care because the wrong thing touched will give you a shock. Just stay away from the unit near where the power lead enters the unit. OK. remove the top of the unit, place a disk in the unit press play and gently give the DVD a gentle push in a clockwise direction. This disk should then get up to speed and start playing. It also unlocks the error. No guarantees with this one some work, some don't. I hope yours does. BMW

Panasonic... • Answered on Apr 23, 2015

Try Cleaning the lens.

Panasonic... • Answered on Oct 30, 2012

The TV may have an adjustment or not to either center the picture up/down or adjust the overall height of the image--some have it and some do not.

Panasonic... • Answered on Jun 17, 2012

t6ry cleaning the scanner eye with a cleaning disk

Panasonic... • Answered on Mar 24, 2012

Hi smcenaney,
If you have necessary tools and test instruments, know safety precaution in basic troubleshooting try the steps below to solve your problem.
Assuming that the disc is good.
1.Clean the lens. - Sometimes because of dust the lens can't read any disc. Try clean the lens by soft cotton buds. Be careful while doing this.
2.Replace the ribbon - Check the ribbon connected to the lens from the main board for scratch, damage. Once it has an open line then of course the lens can't read the disc. Also try to erase the contact by pencil eraser. If you've done the steps above and the symptoms still there then the next step requires you a little knowledge in soldering technique and reading the ohmmeter.
3.Check the motor - Check the motor that spin the disc with an ohmmeter. You can test it using the ohmmeter (x1) even it is connected on the lens assembly.Good motor - reading should be fairly high and it will spin. Bad motor- reading will drop to low resistance and will not spin.
Hint : 50% of my repaired unit the above parts are commonly caused of the problem.
If you confirmed that you have a defective motor then replace it with a new one. Before replacing the new motor you have to check the clearance of the disc holder with the old one. The clearance should be the same as the old because if not the lens will not read the disc if it is too far or too close.

You may also replaced the entire lens assembly if the above solution didn't cure the problem.
Hope I helped you.
Have a nice day!
Thanks for using Fixya.

Panasonic... • Answered on Feb 24, 2011

hi!!can i help you?
did you already tried to open your dvd?do have somes skills in electronic let me teach you some basic,open your dvd player y\using philips screw,,then try to look for the lens,,get some pc. of cotton and clean the lens carefully,reminder pls dont touch directly the lens,,after cleaning your dvd player close it and try it,,,before playing the disk clean it first,hope this steps will turn your dvd player in a good condition,,,

Panasonic... • Answered on Feb 04, 2011

What is the last thing you did before this problem started?

Panasonic... • Answered on Jan 13, 2011

No, there isn't a reset button in it. The player is stuck because either the button for the fast forward is stuck or the processor itself is defective.
The button is relatively easy to fix: open the case, take off the front to access and remove the button board and then fix it - it's a dome switch so just take the dome off, clean the contacts and put it all back together (some soldering will be necessary).
If it's the processor then the player is dead - unfixable.

Panasonic... • Answered on Dec 25, 2010

Hi , Just simple ,
option 1:
Please open case and clean the lense
option 2:
use good lense cleaner cd with liquid.
just drop liquid on to cd cleaner ( excatly on brush)
then you run.
it will solve your problems.

Panasonic... • Answered on Dec 01, 2010

i don't know

Panasonic... • Answered on Nov 21, 2010

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