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I can't play any DVD's. It keeps saying cannot read.

It was working fine until I tried to record a tv show onto DVD+RW format (which didn't work). Now every time I put in a dvd (even movies that I just bought), it says "Cannot read, please check the disk" on the tv and on the dvd player it says "noREAD". I've tried just about every option there is on the remote and can't figure it out.

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  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2008

    I tried to clean the lens, but I still get the same error. I called the Panasonic support and they are sending me a firmware upgrade. Hopefully that works....we'll see.

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2008

    Same problem. It played DVD just fine until I tried to record a few shows (that didn't work but it may have been an error on my part). I was not able to record any shows AND now it will not recognize any disk. It just says "no disk" no matter which disk I put in.

  • JerPlum May 21, 2008

    DVD worked fine until we tried to play a DVD that had been burned on our new PC. It wouldn't read that DVD, and now will not read any DVDs. Have tried DVDs that we have watched several times before. This is very disappointing for a Panasonic product. I will contact Panasonic about the firward upgrade discussed above.

  • kvntms Sep 29, 2008

    Same problem.  I have a DMR-es25 and until this morning it worked fine.  Tried to record from the TV and after formatting the new disk (DVD+R) it locked up.  Now it will not read any disk - even the one it formatted.  I have tried to clean the lens without success.  

    Any suggestions?

  • TVbobtv Oct 11, 2008

    Drive makes movement like sounds, then say "No Read" with ever kind of disc , upgrade CD from panasonic does not work since DVD can not read CD also!
    Cleaning lens did ****.

  • jsobotka Dec 12, 2008

    I have had zero problems with this box until now. I tried to record Cinderella from an old VHS tape for my kids... apparently, it had macrovision protection... the Panasonic reported that it was copyrighted, flashed a message up on the screen for such a short time that I didn't get to read it. Immediately after that, when I put in a disc, it makes a lower pitched noise after the normal noises during reading, and reports that it can't read the disc. This happens for all discs. Why would Panasonic disable my entire DVD recorder due to macrovision protection? That's a pretty stiff penalty for recording a kid's moving off a VCR.

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    This just happened to me the other day. Panasonic tech support will fix it for $130. They'll even send me a shipping label to get it to them.

    They never mentioned a firmware upgrade. Did anyone receive that and try it??

    I'd prefer applying a firmware update vs. shipping it to them for $130.


  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    I have the same problem. It actually happened to me while I was recording. Now every time I try to play it says nodisk

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009

    I have the same problem. Any body find a solution?

  • MavSlate May 20, 2009

    I have the same problem. Has anyone fixed or just tossed the unit.


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Basic DVD, CDrom Troubleshooting
wrong disk ,disk error,
First Clean the lens:

wont open, wont close, makes clicking/grinding noises etc.

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