Hi folks ~
Amazing forum you have here!
I'm on my third DMR-EH55, which I bought new-in-the-box in June from an eBay dealer in Canada, as Panasonic no longer makes a DVD recorder with a HDD and I couldn't locate one in the US. I installed it on July 4, after finally getting most of what I needed off of the HDD. Today it stopped recognizing any discs at all (brand new, from different new spindles).
It says "Cannot copy. Possible reasons are: Non-recordable disc, finalized (closed) disc, damaged disc, etc.
It says this even when there is no disc in the machine. It also fails to recognize that there's a finalized disc, or a "commercial" DVD -- or even a head-cleaning disc -- in it when set to drive select of "DVD." It even goes into Sleep mode with any kind of disc in it (which typically only happens when there's no DVD in it at all). I've rebooted it several times and even unplugged it for an hour. Same results.
I've always used Memorex discs with excellent success and the machine worked fine last night. Also, there were no early symptoms -- it just stopped working when I went to copy a film to DVD early this afternoon.
had the problems mentioned elsewhere in this lengthy thread before replacing each of my first DMR-EH55s but haven't seen anything like this before. Seems hard to imagine that it would die after just over a month of heavy use but apparently that's what's happened.
Like other folks here, I use this a lot
-- burning maybe 10 or more DVDs daily. I have cancer so I have a lot of free time and, hence, an extensive film collection.
Any idea what would cause this, especially so quickly? Or what I might do short of sending it to Elk Grove Village, IL?
As always, I have 140 or so titles on it which need to be burned before I can switch to one of my other machines...
...which, thanks to you kind folks, I might be able to repair (both of them had the same "dying at 91%" and "grinding" problems frequently mentioned here and I did
Thanks so much for anything you can tell me -- even if it's just that I posted this in the wrong place! OK, a real answer would be more helpful
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