Introduction

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

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/3: Remove the screw that is on the right side of the panel facing you. Image 2/3: Now rotate the device 180 degrees and remove the second screw. Image 3/3: Remove all screws with a phillips head screwdriver.
  • 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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Image 1/2: With a phillips head screw driver, locate and remove the 12 screws highlighted by the red circles in image one. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/1: Remove the top cover by bending out on the sides, and pulling the cover towards you while applying upward pressure.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Note that the DVD component of the device is boxed in red. Image 2/3: To access the DVD lens, spin the gear circled in image two counter-clockwise until the lens is exposed. Image 3/3: Clean the lens by GENTLY rubbing with a microfiber cloth and a cleaning solution of your choice.
  • 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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