Question about Panasonic DMRES20D DVD Recorder

1 Answer

Locked up hi, i have been having fun with this recorder for a while now. sometimes it refuses to accept that there is a disk in side, other times i get a 'no read' displayed. the latest fault is that it did a system check twice, shutdown and restarted and then shutdown again and stopped, all i get now is 'hold' displayed when i press any of the buttons. unpluging it and leaving it for 48 hours, makes no difference. it's 18 months old and panasonic are no help at all. local dealer has quoted me £100 to repair it, it will more likely go in the bin. keith

Posted by sparky10 on

  • Anonymous Jun 06, 2008

    Exactly the same problem, went into self check mode, now locked up with "HOLD" on display. Contacted Panasonic, no use whatsoever. This was my first Pana and will be my last. I am an electronic tech and checked as best I could without a manual that all expected voltages O.K. The display also says RAM disc still inside-- it's not-- and it still gives the same message even with the DVD drive disconnected. Is the error message HOLD or is it H--- Open Circuit Laser Diode.

    Does anyone know a factory reset method, have tried all the things mentioned on the forums etc.

×

Ad

1 Answer

Anonymous

A bit more info, unlocked machine O.K. it had gone into child lock. Why it should do this on it's own when stuck in this self check loop is a mystery. To be on the safe side I discharged the internal back up cap and then reset all options. Will see how it goes.

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

"No Read" display...99% of the times.


OK. Since the laser cleaning disk could not be read I used a can of air (used for air brushing) and blew air into the disk opening. I thought I might clean any dust that may have collected around any parts that needed to be cleaned. This seemed to have worked. It is also possible that dust accumulated in an area that would not allow the disk to line up properly. This could explain why it worked sometimes. If this continues as a problem I will use the EZ17 only as a tuner for my EZ55.

Oct 01, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-E55 DVD Recorder

1 Answer

The page isn't redirecting properly


what can happen is that u try a diff browser> like Google chrome> which has no issues with add ons or cookies

Sep 30, 2009 | Mozilla Firefox

2 Answers

Recording dvd- i try to record and it says cannot record on this disk. its a blank -r/-rw disk.


Hi there, original firmware supports only dvd up to 4x. If you will try speed more than 4, recorder refuse them.
Try to insert 4 x DVD, note even 4 speed dvd will not work all - depends on brand.
There is new firmware available, you have to call customer service before upgrade, they will tell you everything about...
With new firmware you will be able to record all speed and type dvd...

Aug 30, 2009 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

1 Answer

Every disk I put in to record something says bad disk


Hi,

There's very little information about your problem, like model and disks you are using. I can give you general information.

All DVD's doesn't work will all types of recorders.

DVD Types:
  1. DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD+ROM.
For More In-Deph detail of DVD Formats, Enter Here.

Check what types of disk your equipment uses. Maybe needs lens cleaner or is a equipment malfunction. If it reads, then most likely is in good shape. From my experience, I have two DVD recordable setup boxes. But one only accepts DVD-RAM and the other accepts DVD+Recordables and ReWritables.

If this can't help, you can post more detail about your equipment.

Jul 06, 2009 | Daewoo DVR-06

2 Answers

DVD RAM PANASONIC DMR-E75V WON'T ACCEPT NEW RAM DISKS


Make sure the DVD RAM is in the plastic caddy that came with the unit, and make sure that caddy is marked unprotected.

Dec 14, 2008 | Panasonic DMR-E75V DVD Player/VCR

1 Answer

Cant play philips dvdr3430v recorded discs on another dvd player or pc


Hi,

the only solution to play your recorded disk on other DVD-players to "Finalise" the disk, it means you will be not able to record any other thing on that disk. This means you "close" your disk, furter recording will be not possible on that disk. I tried, it works. PC also will recognise that disk. You will find not the mormal "VIDEO_TS" and "AUDIO_TS" directories on the disk, but players will play it.
Have Fun!

Oct 29, 2008 | Philips Televison & Video

1 Answer

DMR-E75V


Same issue here. Ive tried diff disks, unplugging, blow-off, laser cleaner. I am wondering if it is temp related since it seems to work better in out thin air cool nights. I have adjusted its position to alow better airflow and may take a cold shower myself. Jim in BerqueNM

May 28, 2008 | Panasonic DMR-E75V DVD Player/VCR

1 Answer

D-KR2 writes bad disks


you are having problem with your lens and the microchip.you will need to replace them soon. the malfunction is a warning that a repair will have to take place.the problem is intermittent at this time.soon you will have no function.good luck

Jun 08, 2007 | Toshiba DRW2 DVD Recorder

1 Answer

My dvd recorder keeps ruining blank dvd+r's.


I have suffered the same problems as you describe here. What I believe is this unit suffers from inadequate ventilation. After having this problem I examined the unit and noticed it was hot. What I've done is put 2 small flat blocks on each side of the unit, to basically suspend it so that it can get airflow under and over it, now staying much cooler. Nearly all problems now have gone away. Seldomly, I find it will still exibit the problems mentioned. Frankly the only solution I've found from there is to unplug it for a short while and, upon plugging it back in, and trying again it works flawlessly.

Feb 25, 2007 | iLO DVDR05 DVD Recorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
Panasonic DMRES20D DVD Recorder Logo

178 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Panasonic Televison & Video Experts

 Grubhead
Grubhead

Level 3 Expert

5700 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

76287 Answers

Ekse

Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers

Are you a Panasonic Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...