Knowing how to fix a Panasonic Dmr-es40v DVD Recorder can help you when having problems recording your favorite football game, or maybe your favorite TV show. What happens when you turn on your DVD recorder and it does not boot? Or perhaps, when you want to watch that baseball game you recorded yesterday again, and you see on the screen an error message? These and other topics will be explored in this article dedicated to home DVD repair.
To fix the Panasonic Dmr-es40v, you will need:
- An empty CD-R disc
- A computer with Windows XP © OS installed
- CD burning software
- Latest available Firmware for your Panasonic Dmr-es40v DVD Recorder
- Updating the Firmware. Most of the problems can be solved just by updating your Dmr-es40v DVD recorder with the latest available firmware. To do that, you have to visit the Panasonic website, which is on the links below. Go to the bottom section and click on Download. Check the license agreement and start downloading the file. Once you finish with that, burn the file on an empty CD-R. Next, put the burned CD on the tray of your recorder. You will have to begin with the first time setup on your Panasonic DVD recorder. If there is no first time setup displayed on the screen, press both channel up and channel down buttons on the remote for ten to fifteen seconds approximately, until the unit powers off. Then, turn on the Dmr-es40v DVD recorder again, and start with the first time setup.
- Solving Power and Screen Issues. If the unit does not power up or you do not see anything on your TV screen, follow these procedures: check that the power cord is correctly plugged into the wall socket and also into the other end that goes into the Dmr-es40v DVD recorder. Verify that the cable is not damaged. Check the video in/out connections on both ends. Verify that, on the TV set, the appropriate source selection (“DVD”, “Video 1” or “Video 2”) is used for the Panasonic DVD recorder input signal.
- Solving Audio Issues. If you do not hear any sound coming from the TV set, check on the following: verify that the TV set “mute” is off. Turn up the volume level of your TV set. Check if the audio RCA cables are correctly plugged in. Verify the correct audio source if you are using an amplifier. Power on the amplifier, if available. Select the correct audio channel for your media.
- Solving Software Issues. If you can not play certain kinds of DVD’s on your Panasonic, check the DVD Region and the Video system. In this case, it could be NTSC or PAL. Only the NTSC system and Region 1 or ALL is accepted. If you see the letters H, F and U followed by a code number, it means there is an error with the recorder. Reset the unit unplugging the power cord for about ten to fifteen seconds, then plug the power cord again.