Originally Posted by lexicon RX7
pLEASE HELP! When I Press Open I Get u61,Did ch^,stop nothing,
Sounds like its reading disk ,but wont open,also tried reset.
If there is not an easy fix ,what would you recomend for a replacement
I WANT TO RECORD A DISK FROM MY DIRECT TV DVR.
If someone can help THANKS.
The U61 error, common to other Panasonics, has been discussed in many earlier threads.
If your 2007 DMR-EZ47V model's DVD Drive is making loud "clunking" noises and displaying the U61 error the likely problem(s) are a dirty or failed lens in the DVD Drive, a problem with the Digital PCB or the ribbon cable or ribbon cable connections between the Digital PCB and the laser assembly in the DVD Drive.
The first remedy attempt is to gently
clean the lens. Lens and rubber hub cleaning information, advice and photos are found in this and the following posts:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post14479898
If the lens and rubber hub cleaning does not correct the problem the other situations need to be investigated and addressed. If the laser assembly is found defective Panasonic's approved procedure is to replace the DVD Drive. (Panasonic does not approve of field replacement of the laser assembly.) If the Digital PCB is found defective Panasonic's approved procedure is to replace that board. These parts are expensive if purchased by the public through the Panasonic Service and Technology Company in Kent Washington, or by "authorized" repair shops:
RFKB79142DP DIGITAL PC BOARD $150.28
VXY1961 DVD DRIVE UNIT $355.58
Add shipping and labor and that becomes an expensive repair for a 2007 DMR-EZ47V.
Panasonic offers a $130 flat-rate repair through their corporate Panasonic Digital Service Center in Elk Grove Village Illinois. The flat-rate includes all the parts and labor to return a Panasonic to new functional condition. The flat-rate also includes return shipping. See this post for more detail:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post14451738
DMR-EZ47V parts machines may be purchased on the secondary market. Digital PCBs may be swapped between the same model
; DVD Drives may be swapped among models of the same model year
. Used or parts machines may have the same problems as your EZ47. Read condition descriptions carefully.
Often “Refurbished By Panasonic” DMR-EZ48V (2008) models with a “Panasonic Refurbished Product Warranty” are offered on eBay by “Panasonic Authorized Dealers/Resellers.” These are usually priced less than $150, including shipping.