20 Most Recent Panasonic DMRES20D DVD Recorder Questions & Answers

Press Enter and Return on remote at the same time. Further info is available in the service manual which can be obtained from www.mauritron.com

Panasonic... • Answered on Dec 26, 2013

To make sure the r/c is working,if you have a camera phone,go onto the cam and hold it in front of the front of the r/c press any button and if it is working you should see a little light flash.

Panasonic... • Answered on Nov 03, 2013

Panasonic's support site has the manual for the DMR-ES20D here: http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/DMRES20.PDF . I hope this helps. Cindy Wells

Panasonic... • Answered on Mar 10, 2012

could be its not digital, so it will not pick up any channels as they are now all digital not terestrial through the aerial like the y used to be. you need a digi box now to plug the recorder into

Panasonic... • Answered on Dec 11, 2011

Check that C1801 is not leaky. If so, check if IC1801 has blown. If it has blown, it will also need to be replaced.

Usually it's only C1801 leaky, replace it and thats it.

You can find the capacitor on the main board, under the digital board that has ribbon cables going to the dvd drive.

Hope this helps.

Panasonic... • Answered on Apr 12, 2011

Either the remote itself is exhibiting strange behaviour, or the unit's IRD controller circuit (and/or the IRD itself) is faulty. Perhaps when you changed the batteries, the remote needs to be 're-commanded' (that means entering a remote code by pressing and holding 2 buttons together for 10 seconds - example - 1 + ENTER/OK) - this should be done whenever the batteries are replaced. If this does not restore the remote to full control, then the IRD (and/or its controller circuit) is the most likely suspect; or, worst case scenario; your remote is defective. I hope it isn't the latter.

I suggest you submit the unit to an authorised service centre for a quote (since this is not a disc drive replacement/alignment it shouldn't be too expensive) then you can decide for yourself afterwards as to what further action to take. Up to you, it is not unfixable. You can always ask Panasonic directly for straight answers and get a second opinion at the same time.

I hope you do not need a new remote at this stage.

Panasonic... • Answered on Apr 01, 2011

the optical pick-up (laser) is worn out and need to be replaced. it is a dual system for cd and dvd...

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Panasonic... • Answered on Feb 21, 2011

Hello timmy: The recording process on the dvd recorder side is done is done by a seperate lens from the playback, so there could be something wrong with the writable side of the optical assembly, another thing to consider trying is the cleaning disc if you haven't tried this, another brand of blank disc and finally a firmware update is available from panasonic for the specific model you have, I don't know if you have updated it but here is the overall description: DMR-EH55 DVD Recorder Firmware Update
  • Version UP-317
  • Compatible Models DMR-EH55S
  • Issues Addressed Issues Addressed
    1. Corrects DVD Recorder hang-up or freezing during DVD playback caused by connection to Scientific Atlanta cable box model # 3250.
    2. Resolves U71 error message caused by HDMI connection to Philips TV.
    3. Improves DVD-Video playback of DVD+RW discs.
    4. Prevents DVD Recorder from turning on Panasonic TV's power by HDAVI control (EZ Sync) when connected with HDMI at completion of copying or finalizing.
    5. Resolves SET CLOCK MANUALLY tab being grayed out after a power failure.
I hope this is helpful and the update is available from panasonic.com, all you need is to type the model number in the search windows after you click the support option. Thanks!

Panasonic... • Answered on Jul 12, 2010

Have you tried unplugging it from the wall,or main power supply for 30 sec or so?

Panasonic... • Answered on Jul 12, 2010

No disc error is usually caused by dirty optical lens or a faulty lens. Turn it off, unplug it, then try cleaning it with a very soft dry cloth and then try playing a cd which has no scratches.


The blue color part, that's called optical lens. It looks like a glass but its not a glass, its a plastic cap for the laser to go thru to read the discs. Never apply any wet solutions on it. Just use a soft dry cloth to rub off the dirt on it. If u absolutely have no idea what im talking about, then take it to a local repairing store to get it fixed. If the cost is too expensive, then dump it and get a new one

Panasonic... • Answered on Jan 17, 2010

I had similar problerm.
Solution was to go to Functions - to Others - to SETUP - select Shipping Conditions.

After the unit has been reset to shipping conditions, switch off.
When next switched on it will autosetup like when you first got it and all channels should then reinstall.

Panasonic... • Answered on Oct 13, 2009

presumably you have already tried powering off for 10 mins then doing a shipping condition reset ?

Panasonic... • Answered on Mar 05, 2009

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