I have this recorder since 2006 and it was perfect till recently started showing running zeros, after I pushed and hold power button for 10 sec it has “hello” on display and that’s it. Please help.
Hi Mycrub, welcome to club myce!
So because this is so old its either got a dirty lens or a corrupt hard drive (if it has one). It won’t be worth it to send it out for repair, money would be better spent on a new unit. If you have any mechanical skills you can try and open it up and find the lens and gently clean it with a q-tip and isopropyl alcohol.
I’m moving your thread over to a more appropriate forum, Streaming Media Players and Standalone Players/Recorders
There might be any number of problems with this 2005 model recorder. Here are some of them:
Failed or failing capacitors in the power supply. With this conditon the recorder will not complete loading up and will attempt but fail to run the self-check.
Failed or failing Digital PCB (the brains of a Panasonic). The DMR-ES20 has the problematic LSI CPU.
Failed or failing laser assembly.
The DVD Drive has a dirty rubber hub or laser lens.
If there has been a disturbance to a ribbon cable there is a chance that a ribbon cable contact has been damaged.
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