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Panasonic DVD-A310 Freezes up after 30 min.

 

 


osurick
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Jul 4, 2008, 9:01 PM

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Panasonic DVD-A310 Freezes up after 30 min. Can't Post

My Panasonic DVD-A310 DVD player Freezes up after a movie has been playing for 30 min. It's a VERY OLD player from 1998. After 30 min the video and audio freeze up until it looks the movie is paused. I know it costs more to fix than to buy a new one but, I also spent $600 U.S. on this model when it came out. <br> <br>I heard early Panasonics had problems with the motor spindle? Does this sound like the cause of the problem? I already have the thing taken apart, I just need to know what part is causing the problem. Thanks. <br>


(This post was edited by osurick on Jul 4, 2008, 9:12 PM)



techchris
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Jul 5, 2008, 4:42 PM

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Re: [osurick] Panasonic DVD-A310 Freezes up after 30 min. [In reply to] Can't Post

either the motor spindle or the laser could cause this


osurick
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Jul 10, 2008, 4:42 AM

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Is there a way I could order those parts myself? Should I just call Panasonic and tell them the parts I need for what model I have? Thanks


techchris
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Jul 10, 2008, 12:50 PM

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i would not spend money replacing the laser as the cost will be more than a new dvd player. the spindle might be worth a try .order from panasonic.


osurick
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Jul 12, 2008, 12:34 AM

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Yeah, I agree. I'm gonna give it a shot and if it doesn't work I'm buying a Blue Ray Player (Though I have heard the difference is not that noticeable). I took it apart (unplugging it first) messed around with it, plugged it back in and now it displays "LOCKED" on the display when I try to turn it off. I got the reset code (hold <, Pause, Power together) but it is still LOCKED. Any advice?


osurick
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Jul 16, 2008, 3:09 AM

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Could disconnecting the ribbon wires be the cause of this? The unit was unplugged when I did all this and I reinserted them properly before turning back on. Also, I see your last post was removed but what did you say about a "code"?


techchris
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Jul 16, 2008, 9:52 AM

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its locked because it was unplugged from the supply and may have an antitheft pin number to unlock it. i doubt removing the ribbon would cause this


rrobor
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Aug 3, 2008, 7:26 AM

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It is common for the bottom bearing of the spindle motor to be clogged up a bit. If you put a DVD in and turn it by hand is is spinning freely, if you spin it and it doesnt do a few revolutions you can try, unhitch and turn upside down, there is a small hole at the bottom, 1 squirt of CRC and turn the moter in reverse direction, I use a power supply and drive it in reverse till it eases up then a spot of sewing machine oil and its good as new. You do get an odd failure so its a risk if its just worn out. My feeling though its the laser mech, perhaps a fractured cable from laser to Mpeg. Most faults when hot are not supply or motor. I would also tell you the fix aint worth it, You can buy a cheap machine which has no codes plays everything and is usually OK for a couple of years for under $50.


denonjapan
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Aug 21, 2008, 11:51 AM

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Re: [osurick] Panasonic DVD-A310 Freezes up after 30 min. [In reply to] Can't Post

it's definitely the motor spindle. Laser don't cause the freeze if the revolution continues.

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