Question about Panasonic DMR-ES46VS DVD Recorder/VCR
Machine will not do anything. As soon as you press the power button the display reads F60 and stays there until you unplug it. When I plug it back in it goes through the startup process then shows the time. once you press the power button all you get is F60.
Posted by jdbowman on
I have same problem with es40v - f60 error with no response to troubleshooting protocol. This machine also was used very little & also has a history of turning itself on. Panasonic used to make high quality products. A shame that their products are no longer trustworthy. I can understand that machines break - i'm very frustrated to learn replacement parts are not available. Guess i need to re- think brand loyalty.
Posted on Feb 12, 2010
F60 is a general error code usually related to a failure on the video processing board. If you have access to spare/replacement parts, this is an easy error to correct by simply replacing the board. You can recognize this board as the small board with the onboard HDMI port in the DMR-EZ47V model, and has the mini cables connecting to it. It floats above the rest of the boards in the middle back of the machine.
Posted on May 22, 2008
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I have a DMR-ES40V with the same sort of issue. I reset it (power button held for 20 seconds) a number of times, unplug, push eject, etc. Sometimes it comes back for a day and then stops again after playing a DVD. I throws error codes F03, F60 and U99 randomly but only during startup. If it starts working it stays working through a playing session but won't start again generally after that.
I have a DMR-EZ475V that does the same thing, F60, nothing happens
To the person who offered the solution -
Are the ribbon cables easily removed from the video processor board; i.e., pull out? I purchased a second DMR-EZ475V on E-Bay for parts. Hopefully, the board swap is fairly simple.
I have the same problem with my unit. It started when the player would be turned off then suddenly it would turn on and off by itself then it went to the F60 code and will not work at all now. I took it to a local Panasonic rep come to find out it something wrong with one of the main boards in the unit and Panasonic no longer makes the replacement parts for it and it is unavailable. The only thing he could do is try to find one from another repair place. If he can't find one it is deamed unrepairable by Panasonic. This is the second Panasonic DVD player/recorder that I have owed and both have done the same thing. I will never, ever buy a Panasonic product again and will advise everyone to do the same. The are junk.
Make me # 5 with the same F60 problem, take power off then back on & it runs through the 0000000 patern 2-3 times, then sets F60. Guess I will be at Best Buy tomorrow but not for a Panasonic. This machine has not been overused, we hardly ever use it.
Turned the power off for 10 mins. then plugged it back in pressing the power button, it cleared the F-60 error code.