Originally Posted by DigaDo /forum/post/15745506
The . . . descriptions and photos depict a 2006 Panasonic DVD Drive. Interior views of later Panasonic DVD Drives will be similar.
When the DVD Drive disc tray roller/slider has been dislodged from its platform it must be correctly repositioned on that platform . . .
In order to reinstall a DVD Drive disc tray that has been removed from the DVD Drive, see the five photos for the correct positioning and alignments. . .
Originally Posted by cbrillow /forum/post/16137189
FWIW, I've been very happy with Panasonic's service dept. I bought a 3-year extension to the original warranty for $109, and it's been worth every penny so far, with two repairs covered at 100%, including shipping both ways.
Wish I could get another one!
Originally Posted by Chingu808 /forum/post/16141346
So Panasonic doesn't offer that 3 year warranty for $109 any more? I brought one for my Eh-500 about 3 years ago. It will expire in Aug 2009.
Originally Posted by jimleslie /forum/post/16878839
My Panasonic burns unevenly with a circular pattern about 2 inches from the hole. This pattern has two equal semicircular components, one being offset from the other by a millimeter or so. The ends of the two semicircles taper almost down to a point. These arcs are about a millimeter wide and look to be unburned area. I suspect the drive mechanism for the laser.
The DVD drive bears the following numbers: VXY1945
This first began several months ago, so I quit using the machine for burning. I tried it again a couple of days ago and got good results for two or three DVDs but now it produces this pattern on every attempt. The resulting DVDs hang up when the read laser gets to this part of the disc.
I've tried cleaning the spindle and the laser comes up as a 0 in the power test mode.
Does this sound familiar to anyone?
I'm a newcomer to this forum; thanks for establishing it and allowing me to post this query
Originally Posted by jimleslie /forum/post/16883438
thanks for the comments.
I'm using only taiyo-yuden media
The pattern seems to be the same regardless of the file being burned
I suspect a mechanical problem in the mechanism that moves the laser, but without a service manual, I don't know how to proceed
Originally Posted by jimleslie /forum/post/16886961
Thanks for your helpful responses to my queries.
Are you the same person who was looking for used EH75 machines on Craig's list recently?
Originally Posted by DigaDo /forum/post/16883143
The 2006 DVD Drive VXY1945 is commonly found in the DMR-EH75 model. It is mentioned and pictured in this thread:
Interpretation of laser power reports is found on page 29 in the DMR-EH75 Service Manual, see the attached scanned image. (For easier viewing I suggest going to Print Preview to enlarge the image.)