Originally Posted by Church AV Guy
This kind of acute failure seems unlikely to be a dirty hub unless you put in a very dirty disk just before the failure. If it has been getting worse slowly, I would agree with DigaDo, as I do in most cases. The instantaneous nature of the failure (as you describe it) sounds like a drive/control board failure. Box it up and send it to Elk Grove for repair. My Eh55 took less than three weeks to get back, and they had done pretty expensive repairs for the $130 flat rate.
If the machine is important to you, this is what I recommend.
I agree with you. I've seen so many of the "no read" posts (where the machine needs but the usual rubber hub cleaning) that I failed to read all the relevant details before posting my often-repeated advice.
If the poster's machine is also making "errp" or "clunking" or "chugging" noises as it attempts to read a disc there is a chance that lens cleaning is needed, also addressed in the links in my earlier post.
Of course, there is only a slight chance that a dirty lens is the problem with the poster's machine.
If lens and rubber hub cleaning does not resolve the problem the $130 flat-rate repair through the Panasonic Digital Service Center in Elk Grove Village Illinois is indicated. This post has more complete information:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post14451738