Originally Posted by jjeff
Thanks for the tips Mike
Do you know if this would work on a ES-30v? It also has the VHS to DVD DUBBING button.
Also do you know of a equivalent mode for something like the EH-50 or EH-55? They don't have the VHS to DVD DUBBING button.
After you last post I did some searching and it looks like you have quite a collection of older Panasonics as well as maybe some Toshiba HDD models and aren't afraid to service any of them down to the component level
Some time ago I noticed that there is some variation as to how one enters Service Mode.
There is one procedure (Press [VHS to DVD DUBBING], [REC] and [OPEN/CLOSE] keys simultaneously for five seconds when power is off) for some recorders with VHS sections (DMR-ES35/45/46, DMR-EZ47/475).
There is another procedure for use with the DMR-EH75 HDD/VHS/DVE recorder. While the power is off, press [STOP], [VHS to DVD DUBBING] and [OPEN / CLOSE] simultaneously for five seconds (OPERATION SELECT should be set to DVD)."
There is another procedure (Press [REC], [CH UP] and [OPEN/CLOSE] keys simultaneously for five seconds when power is off) for recorders without VHS sections (DMR-EH55, DMR-ES15, DMR-EZ17).
There is a another procedure (When power is OFF, press [FF] and [EJECT] keys simultaneously for 3 seconds to enter Service Mode. In Service Mode, press [FF] and [EJECT] keys simultaneously to add Service Number) for some other models with VHS sections (DMR-ES30V).
For more information see the Service Manual for your model(s).
Once one is in Service Mode the procedures seem to be the same for all models, according to those service manuals I have.