Introduction

This is guide on opening up your Panasonic DVD/VCR and cleaning the DVD optical head.

Parts

No parts required.

With the front display of the device facing you, rotate the device 90 degrees counter clockwise. Remove the screw that is on the right side of the panel facing you. Now rotate the device 180 degrees and remove the second screw.
  • With the front display of the device facing you, rotate the device 90 degrees counter clockwise.

  • Remove the screw that is on the right side of the panel facing you.

  • Now rotate the device 180 degrees and remove the second screw.

    • Remove all screws with a phillips head screwdriver.

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Rotate the device so that the back faces you. With a phillips head screw driver, locate and remove the 12 screws highlighted by the red circles in image one.
  • Rotate the device so that the back faces you.

  • With a phillips head screw driver, locate and remove the 12 screws highlighted by the red circles in image one.

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Before removing cover make sure that the back of the device is facing you.
  • Before removing cover make sure that the back of the device is facing you.

  • Remove the top cover by bending out on the sides, and pulling the cover towards you while applying upward pressure.

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Before cleaning DVD lens, make sure that the front of the device is facing towards you. Note that the DVD component of the device is boxed in red. To access the DVD lens, spin the gear circled in image two counter-clockwise until the lens is exposed.
  • Before cleaning DVD lens, make sure that the front of the device is facing towards you.

  • Note that the DVD component of the device is boxed in red.

  • To access the DVD lens, spin the gear circled in image two counter-clockwise until the lens is exposed.

  • Clean the lens by GENTLY rubbing with a microfiber cloth and a cleaning solution of your choice.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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