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post #631 of 635 Old 12-12-2012, 11:06 PM
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i appreciate all the help but not sure im locating this. i have the DMR-EZ47V and the closest thing i see to this is in the 2nd photo(which is to the right side of dvd drive on right side of unit.) im usually good at finding stuff so i dunno...lol.






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i appreciate all the help but not sure im locating this. i have the DMR-EZ47V and the closest thing i see to this is in the 2nd photo(which is to the right side of dvd drive on right side of unit.) im usually good at finding stuff so i dunno...lol...

That's it, you've found it!

Be sure to heed the CAUTION in my earlier post.


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i was able to get it open and pull the dvd out. i tried to be careful and maybe i have a bigger problem or screwed it up even..i dunno. i've got it all put back together. the dvd drive still isnt really responding. ex. i press open, a second later it says close and doesnt appear to do anything. i wonder what to try next. keep trying or try to get it serviced. these players are almost becoming out of existence with my cable co going all digital. however, i'd love to fix it just to play dvds and i like it has hdmi.

also, sometimes when i turn dvd player on..it just says open. i drifted the drive back in after dvd was pulled.
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I run a small TV service shop In Iowa and I have purchased 8 of these EZ47 recorders as store returns in AS-IS condition on Ebay. Most have hardly been used. In each case the digital board , the one with the LSI chip on it and the HDMI socket on it is bad!! The LSI chip runs very hot under normal operation. Seeing so many units with the same problem scares me a bit as to how long these boards may last. When this board fails the unit will turn on ,give many 0000 across the readout and then finaly say Hello. The DVD tray will never open and the VCR will take the tape but never give it back! No video output of any kind or menue. The unit is not passing self test. I am putting a heat sink on the chip of my only working unit with the hope of heading off a problem. The panasonic parts house does not have any info or price on this board yet. Al

this is my exact issue along with U99 error. time to read over everything here! its either going to be serviced or replaced.

update: i'm in touch with mickinct. thanks.
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From one of a series of posts from June 2010:

Can you imagine that after three years there are still some folks purchasing EZ series combo recorders?

This March 2007 DMR-EZ47 combo recorder was advertised as having a functional DVD Drive... The seller had been using this EZ47 as a DVD player with Progressive Scan and HDMI connectivity enabled.

The top cover had scuff marks indicating that this EZ47 had been placed in a stack but it had been removed from the stack before my arrival.

The seller demonstrated this EZ47 with a connection to a large flat panel HDTV by briefly playing a commercial DVD. I brought along a blank TY 8x DVD-R and a recently finalized home-recorded TCM disc that was played satisfactorily for a brief time. DVD Drive operation, to that extent, appeared normal...

The DVD Drive was opened for lens, rubber hub and spindle cleaning. There was no dust found on the disc tray. The rubber hub/spindle area appeared in near-new condition. The lens, rubber hub and spindle areas were given the routine cleaning. The cotton swab, seen in the earlier post, had very little soiling. In operation, the DVD Drive is quiet and reads normally..

I purchased this EZ47 primarily as a standby recorder, an ATSC tuner/recorder or as a source for a VXY1961 DVD Drive for swapping into one of my other 2007 model year EZ models that had a laser assembly failure...
For the last year or so this DMR-EZ47 has been used by our daughter.

Our daughter just reported the "no read" failure. I opened the DVD Drive and cleaned the laser and the rubber turntable but it continues the "no read" and "clunking" the common signs of a failed laser assembly.

This is the last of the six 2007-2009 Panasonic EZ series recorders in our household that have now been set aside as "junk" (spare parts). This last EZ recorder has been replaced by a fully functional 2005 DMR-ES20.

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