How to Repair a Panasonic DVD Player

Updated July 20, 2017

Panasonic DVD players enable you to watch your favourite DVD movies on your television.Certain Panasonic DVD players, such as the Panasonic DVD-S58, offer a feature called 1080p up-conversions, which automatically adjusts display settings to make your DVDs appear more clear on a high-definition television. Unfortunately, over time your Panasonic DVD player may cease to function properly and need to be repaired. Luckily, you can make many of these repairs on your own, which will save you time and money.

Adjust your Panasonic DVD player's video output settings if your DVD movies appear to be distorted and stretched out on your television screen. Press the "System" button on your DVD player's remote. Scroll down through the various options using the directional keys on the remote and stop when you reach the setting titled "TV Type." Press the right directional key to select this option. Select the option titled "4:3 PS" if you own a standard definition CRT television. Select the option titled "16:9" if you have a widescreen high-definition television. Press the "OK" button to finalise your changes and exit the settings menu.

Clean your DVD disc if the DVD playback is jittery and locks up on a consistent basis. Press the "Stop" button on your Panasonic DVD player remote and tap the "Eject" button on the top of the DVD player to eject the disc from the player. Gently wipe down the bottom of the disc using a dry microfiber cloth. This will remove dust and dirt particles, which can result in problems with playback.

Remove your DVD disc from the Panasonic DVD player and leave it powered on for about an hour. It is likely that condensation built up on the inside of the player and caused the laser to malfunction. Re-insert the DVD and try to play it. Unplug the Panasonic DVD player and let it sit for three minutes. Plug the power cord back into the electrical socket and let the Panasonic DVD player power back on. During this period of time, the player will reset itself. Press the "Play" button on your remote and the disc should begin to play.

Things You'll Need

  • Microfiber cloth
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