[QUOTE=jaijef72;2473299]I have a DMR EZ47v Panasonic DVDr/VCR combo.
I tried the hub & spindle cleaning.
Before the cleaning I had a Sony DVD+R that I had finalized.
I went to play it after finalization and the UNSUPPORT error message flashes on the machine.
So I tried the hub/spindle cleaning procedure and hoped that would fix it.
I still get the same message.
Is there a way to fix this or a way to get the info off the DVD+R on a computer with a DVDR drive?
Also I get a disk error message with a Maxell DVD+R after putting it in the newly cleaned machine.
So far I have two coasters.
Also I am leary about finalizing because the disks worked before finalization.[/QUOTE]
If the DVDs failed during finalization then the recordings may not be recovered.
Listen to your DVD Drive. The noises will usually tell you what’s wrong.
A DVD Drive making “grinding” or “scrubbing” noises, with occasional read, write and finalizing failures the DVD Drive probably requires only a cleaning of the dirty rubber hub/spindle. Since you’ve already cleaned the hub and spindle area that is probably not the problem with your recorder.
If the DVD Drive makes “clunking” “chugging” or “errp” noises, has read, write, and finalizing failures and perhaps shows the U61, U88 or U99 errors on the front panel display, the problem may be a dirty lens or a failed laser assembly. If a gentle lens cleaning does not remedy the problem the laser assembly has probably failed.
I have two 2007 model year EZ series recorders with failed laser assemblies. With all the bugs and design flaws in these EZ series recorders it isn’t cost effective to repair them, even with the $130 flat-rate repair through the Panasonic Service Centers in Elgin and Elk Grove Village Illinois.
An EZ series Panasonic with a failed laser assembly is good only for use as a “converter box” or for its parts.
While I currently own fifteen functional Panasonic ES and EZ series recorders I do not recommend purchasing EZ series models due to the many bugs and design flaws.
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