Question about Panasonic PV-DF2004 20 in. TV/VCR/DVD Combo

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DVD player The DVD player doesn't work. When a DVD is inserted, the player makes noise as if loading the disc and the screen says "reading", but then stops, and seems to try again. This happens 4 times before stating "this type of disc cannot be played. please insert a different disc". I have tried countless DVD's, all of which work on any other DVD player, but do not work on this player. (and no, the DVD's aren't burned, theyre store bought).

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  • mpmpmpmp Mar 24, 2008

    have 2 of these units. neither dvd works. both worked for a short time. now both have the same error you get. I think it is a manufacturers defect.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2008

    dvd's are not being read. flashes on screen that dvd is not appropiate type?

  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    vcr and dvd combo will not play a disc . i have tried many disc and all i get is on screen is wrong disc insert a correct disc

  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2008

    Unfortunately, I have the same exact problem. Tried w different lens cleaning disks which did no good.

  • perryted2 Dec 24, 2008

    says needs another disc and won't play dvd



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I have the same problem with my home unit, I have access to another at work that works fine. I tore apart my home unit (being experienced in electronics) and tore the dvd player out to examine. I could not access the lens to clean, and had no power source to bench check unit. I am now wondering if the unit is even spinning up and checking this is my next step.

Posted on Aug 04, 2007


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Try to clean dvd's and dvd player les

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  • Anonymous May 04, 2007

    i ment lens


Its posibal your dvd not rogins the informations is tiping of dvd

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Follow-up to Aug 04 response: I spent a few hours today tearing mine apart (3 times, once for a **** mistake of not reconnecting all wires). I verified unit spins with a dvd, checking the position when open/closing. Tore off back case and retore dvd player out of unit, took time to fully take off case and gently clean laser lens, reconnecting dvd to frame, and checking it out with several discs (TIP: If you do this, tape open the vcr door so it will catch when you put on the cover, otherwise will not open auto when ejecting). I now believe the problem is at the component level or laser is out of alignment, both mean it is not efficient to repair. Also, I just saw on e-bay SEVERAL units of the same model being sold for .99-$49.99 because of the dvd not working. I may try contacting Panasonic and try to purchase the whole dvd unit to replace if reasonably priced.

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