Panasonic DVD-LS850 Error H03 (any idea how to fix)?

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I bought a Panasonic DVD-LS850 and it came up with the Panasonic Error 02 within the Costco 90-day warrantee period. Now the new Panasonic DVDLS850 portable DVD player comes up with Panasonic Error H03.
When I put a movie DVD into the Panasonic DVD LS-850, it says "Reading" and then "Error H03". The motor does not seem to spin. Nothing plays.
Any ideas what the problem is with this Panasonic DVD LS850 dvd player?
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sharon wrote:

what does the instruction manual say about it? if it doesn't, what does panasonic say when you call the 800 # in the instruction manual?
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Have you tried another (several) DVD! Some DVD's are not compatible with all Players. Had this happen when I borrowed a DVD from a neighbor.
HTH
Bill In Plano

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sharon wrote:

The fix is pretty simple - Don't buy Panasonic or any other MatsuSHITa brands. I've had extensive experience with a lot of their equipment and similar equipment from more reputable companies like Sony, Hitachi, etc. and have found the MatsuSHITa brands have problems at 100X+ the rate of other brands.
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Pete C. wrote:

Quite opposite here I had lots of grief with Sony, no trouble with Panasonic. My HT has Panasonic Plasma, Blue ray player. Never had trouble.
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Tony Hwang wrote:

Well, you've been lucky, or I've been unlucky. Much of the experience was with the industrial video lines of the various companies, and with Panasonic I had problems with stuff new out of the box while the Sony equivalent that has 4 years of being beat around in the field was still working flawlessly. My experience wasn't limited to just industrial video however, and I have had problems with such items as Panasonic phone system components, OEM computer monitors in industrial CNC controls, etc. I avoid all MatsuSHITa like the plague now.
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H03 means the laser sled is stuck.
The sled motor may have failed, or more likely the sled which moves the optical pickup is gunked up with dried lubricant.
Slide it back and forth see if it comes free. If it does, try re-lube with light oil.
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On Tue, 19 Jan 2010 01:55:55 +0000 (UTC), Mike S. wrote:

Mike is right. Calling Panasonic will be a waste of time as they'll just tell you to send it in.
H03 in a Panasonic DVD player almost always means the laser sled is stuck on the worm gear. When you open the DVD player, the laser sled is supposed to be near the spindle.
What happens is, for whatever reason, the laser sled gets stuck near the outskirts on the worm gear. You won't be able to slide it inward because it's on a worm gear, but, all you need to do is move the little tiny 5mm wide plastic toothed gear on the end of the worm shaft to move the sled back to the spindle.
You'll need to remove the battery, open up the bottom of the DVD player (about a dozen small phillips screws), and then rotate with a small flathead screwdriver the little toothed plastic gear on the far end of the worm shaft.
Rotating that plastic gear will move the sled back to near the spindle where it belongs. I'm not sure how to lubricate the worm shaft when you're done, I guess a dab of automotive grease might help, but that's about it.
You'd think Panasonic would make smarter equipment but if everything were this easy to fix, life would be a breeze!
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Automotive grease is too heavy for this job. If the manufacturer-original lubricant is not available, use instead a light synthetic oil. I use a product from Electrolube called "CMO" (Clear Mechanical Oil), which is in an aerosol can, and has excellent 'cling' properties on both plastic and metal, so is ideal to lubricate laser slides and drives.
Arfa
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On Tue, 19 Jan 2010 02:17:44 -0000, Arfa Daily wrote:

Arfa is right. I stand corrected.
The gears in the Panasonic portable DVD player are really small. The worm shaft is metal but it's only about a mm or two mm in diameter and about half a DVD diameter in length. The little tiny plastic toothed gear which spins the worm gear is about 5 or 6mm in diameter and only a half mm or 1 mm in thickness, with correspondingly tiny plastic teeth which can't handle much force.
If you put automotive grease on all that, it might gum up the works. I just noticed Mike suggested a "light oil" as did Arfa so let's all suggest a light oil of some sort that works with plastic and metal.
Maybe simple household 3-in-1 oil might be best.
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Hi Everyone, It worked! The Panasonic DVD LS 850 "laser sled" was stuck on the outside circle. Moving the sled back to the center fixed the problem! Thanks!
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Ive bought lemmons and returned them and got another lemmon with same product run defect. When I now return something I get something different or a diffferent run, there are a whole batch of your machines out there defective from one poorly made part. It will likely break again and maybe your warranty will be then expired, that big 30 or 90 day joke, return what you have and get a different make or model, they will understand
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On Mon, 18 Jan 2010 18:27:16 -0800, William Brammer wrote:

Anyone remember the name of the stuff they usually use for small gears? It's more like a cream, looks like yoghurt (it's a very light grease, I suppose). I used to see it on things like floppy drive mechanisms all the time.
cheers
Jules
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On 1/19/2010 8:36 AM, Jules wrote:

Years and years ago we used to use a material called Lubriplate. I don't think it was anything special, but it was intended for electronic equipment.
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mcp6453 wrote:

Lubriplate is a brand, there are a lot of different products under the lubriplate name.
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The name Sony used to use, as I recall, was "Floil". Exactly the description you give.
Arfa
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On Tue, 19 Jan 2010 18:29:41 -0000, "Arfa Daily"

I've used white lithium made for electronic mech lube for many years.
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On Jan 19, 10:40am, Meat Plow wrote:

The white grease in electronics is usually lithium grease, but it comes in various viscosities. Sometimes it's a little thick on purpose, to keep it from flying off of mechanical parts and screwing other things up. There are probably thousands of different specialty greases and oils out there. When I worked in a board shop, we had grease that would be good up too 900+ degrees, for lubricating the pump in the solder bath. That stuff was awesome, but cost like $1500 a tube from Germany. It's always good to find something with the same characteristics as the original lubricant, when possible. Although, I've even used petroleum jelly in a pinch.
Well, there's my two cents on grease.
-J
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Mike S. wrote:

Is there somewhere you can look up error codes (Panasonic and other)?
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On Monday, January 18, 2010 7:09:24 PM UTC-5, sharon wrote:

Had same issue and fix this worked for me! Thank you! -Paul

H03 in a Panasonic DVD player almost always means the laser sled is stuck on the worm gear. When you open the DVD player, the laser sled is supposed to be near the spindle.
What happens is, for whatever reason, the laser sled gets stuck near the outskirts on the worm gear. You won't be able to slide it inward because it's on a worm gear, but, all you need to do is move the little tiny 5mm wide plastic toothed gear on the end of the worm shaft to move the sled back to the spindle.
You'll need to remove the battery, open up the bottom of the DVD player (about a dozen small phillips screws), and then rotate with a small flathead screwdriver the little toothed plastic gear on the far end of the worm shaft.
Rotating that plastic gear will move the sled back to near the spindle where it belongs. I'm not sure how to lubricate the worm shaft when you're done, I guess a dab of automotive grease might help, but that's about it.
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