[QUOTE=dodieandharry;2258918]We do not know whether our DVD is a DMR-ES15EB or EBL because the operation instructions are for both and we can see no id on the device.
We have been happily recording stuff from sky box and playing with no problems.
Today we have in red on the display EXT-L
and it will not switch off, or respond to the funtion, or direct navigator button on the remote. It will not let us take out the dvd. all it does, is when we press prog/check it shows the page for setting up timer recording and when we press return it just says goodbye.
help please too older non tech folk completely flumoxed[/QUOTE]
The specific variation of DMR-ES15 model numbers is identified on the rear panel of the machine.
The Operating Instructions “Troubleshooting” section at page 47 has this information:
Cannot eject disc. â€¢ Linked timer recordings with external equipment is in recording standby (â€œEXT-Lâ€ on the unitâ€™s
display blinks when [^ DVD] is pressed). Press [EXT LINK] to cancel the recording standby.
â€¢ The unit is recording.
â€¢ The unit may have a problem. While the unit is off, press and hold [g] and [CH 1] on the main unit
at the same time for about 5 seconds. Remove the disc and consult the dealer.
â€¢ If the Child Lock function is activated, above operation does not work. Cancel the Child Lock function.
This material is referenced to pages 23 and 38. Perhaps the information at page 23 more specifically addresses the problem and a possible remedy.