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Replacement DVD Drive for Panasonic DMR-EZ475V?

First, a disclaimer: I fully agree with prior comments about the DMR-EZ47 series not being one of Panasonic's better products. Having said that...............

1. Is there an aftermarket DVD-RW drive that is fully compatible with the DMR-EZ475V? My machine was manufactured in April 2007. The drive has PXY 1961 and 740467RC and 120v 30W 60 Hz written on it.

2. If I replace the drive, will it be ready to go immediately or is some type of programming and/or software updating necessary?

This machine worked well for 18 months, then suddenly it wouldn't read any disks....blank, pre-recorded, etc. I took the case off and cleaned the lens on the drive but still nothing.
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I think you will have to scour Craig's List for a cheap parts machine. That may be tough find though because the DVD drive is usually the part that goes bad and turns it into a parts machine.

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First, a disclaimer: I fully agree with prior comments about the DMR-EZ47 series not being one of Panasonic's better products. Having said that...............

1. Is there an aftermarket DVD-RW drive that is fully compatible with the DMR-EZ475V? My machine was manufactured in April 2007. The drive has PXY 1961 and 740467RC and 120v 30W 60 Hz written on it.

2. If I replace the drive, will it be ready to go immediately or is some type of programming and/or software updating necessary?

This machine worked well for 18 months, then suddenly it wouldn't read any disks....blank, pre-recorded, etc. I took the case off and cleaned the lens on the drive but still nothing.
Panasonic DVD Drives are proprietary in design. There is no generic substitute for the VXY1961. Compatibility considerations are addressed in this thread:

Swapping Panasonic DVD Drives, Compatibility Considerations

Basic DVD Drive diagnostic information/advice is found in this post:

Panasonic DVD drive spindle/hub cleaning, includes remedial procedures for reassembly complications

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