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I've just set up a new DMR-BWT740 Blu-ray Disc Recorder.

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I've just set up a new DMR-BWT740 Blu-ray Disc Recorder. Everything works EXCEPT it won't read or play DVDs (both commercial and home-made) which were previously played and/or made on a Panasonic DMR-EX769 HDD and DVD recorder. Any advice would be appreciated (or is it broken?)

Hi there and welcome

What exactly happens when you try to play a DVD? What does it do?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it says cannot read. Please check the disc

Thank you

Can you please remove the power to the recorder (so unplug it from the power socket).

Then wait 10 minutes, connect the power again to the unit, turn it on and tell me please if it is now operating correctly.

Let me know the results please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK will do

Thank you

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Same result, Cannot read on screen, No Read on machine's display


I want you to reset the device please

Can you go to Settings, Initialize, then choose Shipping conditions

Complete this, do the setup and when done tell me if it now reads DVD's please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Haven't got "settings", only Setup, under Function Menu, then a choice of Basic Settings, Remote Recording, Wallpaper, BD Video data management. Where is 'Settings"?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
got it. stand by


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Done that, but same problem


It is the internal mainboard or laser for the DVD that has faulted.

I am really sorry about this and you are going to have to return the unit to have it replaced. It will be covered by the warranty if this has not expired, and the replacement will be done at no cost to you.

I am really sorry about this, and if you have problems, or would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

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Thank you

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