I have a Panasonic DVD-F87 player that wont play in color ( bout 2 years old, barely use it) had company that waaaay overstayed thier welcome, pushed every button on everything. This is the only thing I have yet to straighten out. I know they ended up going through all the menu screens at one point, I think its just something they did, I cannot figure it out.
I have checked all my connections, the audio is OK, the black and white picture is lovely (took me a couple of CD's to figure out I should have been watching in color)
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Re: My DVD player, stopped playing in color!
Since there are currently two types of formats (PAL and NTSC), the above problems occur if the format of the DVD and the system of the TV are incompatible.
If it is falling to this group, then you should confirm the TV in the system, the TV must be adjusted to the PAL or NTSC system based on the region you are in. When the TV system is also selected correctly, the DVD is also adjusted to the corresponding standard.
Check to see if the coding is set to PAL or NTSC, when watching in PAL, NTSC shows up in black and white. ( NTSC is normal for the USA and a hand full of other countries... PAL is used in ASIA, EUROPE, and most everywhwere else).
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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)
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:
Clean your player lens, there are after market lens cleaners, buy one. and use it to clean the player lens.
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.
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.
Check for worn out belts, does your player spindle spins? no spinning spindle bad player. needs spindle replacement.
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