My DMR-EZ48V worked well until a few weeks ago. With no warning signs, it now shows "No Read" on any DVD that I insert into the DVD drive. I have performed the cleaning process of the laser and the spindle as so well detailed in this forum, but it has not helped.
Repair costs from Panasonic in Texas seems too much for me. I believe I will instead puchase something else.
However, before I throw this in the trash, it struck me that this unit might be of use to someone else. As best as I can tell, the other aspects of the unit still work, e.g., the TV tuner, VHS, etc.
If someone wants this unit and is willing to pay the shipping costs, I will ship it to you.
Ponce Inlet, FL