The Panasonic SA-HT810V was one of the original DVD/VCR combo players that was released by Panasonic. Its release allowed users to playback both their old VHS tapes and new DVD's on the same system.
DVD/VCR will not turn on
If your device will not turn on, first check to see if the power cables are properly secured. Check both the point where it plugs into the wall and where it plugs into the system. If either of these connections are loose, there may be a poor power connection resulting in your device not turning on. The easiest way to check them is to press the power cable firmly into the back of the device, and then press firmly against the plug into the wall.
If the problem is not with your power cables, it means that there is most likely a circuitry problem. This means that there is a short in the circuit boards and they are not getting the required amount of power they need to function.
My device is displaying an H02 or H07 error when trying to play a DVD
DVD drive motor needs oil or replacing
We found that the most likely cause of this problem is because the motors on the DVD player are cheaper brushless motors which causes them to not work as well. The first thing to try is opening up the device and carefully place a couple of drops of WD-40 on the spindle of the motor. If this does not fix your device though it is most likely because the motor has died or that your optical reader on the DVD drive has failed, which will require one or both to be replaced. For a more in depth look at fixing this problem please refer to H02/H07 repair guide.
DVD will not play
DVD is dirty and/or has scratches
Inspect the back side of your DVD and make sure that it is clean* and clear of scratches and smudges. If your disk looks clean but there is still no picture, try putting in a different DVD in the drive that you are sure does work. If the problem persists, your device itself, not the DVD has an issue.
Check video and audio cables
Make sure that all of the cables on the back are plugged in properly to the device, television, and any receiver that you may be using. Before proceeding to the next step, if you have any spare cables, trying using those to insure that the issue is not being caused by faulty cables. If you are having trouble with this check out the guide on making sure your audio/video cables are plugged in correctly.
DVD optical head is dirty and needs cleaning
If your DVD is still not playing the most likely remaining problem is the optical head on the DVD player is not clean. There are two options for cleaning this. You can either buy a DVD drive cleaning kit or open up your system and gently wipe the head clean. If you would to do the latter option please check out the guide on cleaning your DVD optical head.
DVD drive broken
If none of the above have worked to get your DVD to play. The most likely problem is that your DVD drive is broken and needs replacing. To do this please consult our guide on replacing your DVD drive.
VHS not playing
Check video and audio cables
Make sure that all of the cables on the back are plugged in properly to both the device and the television; as well as any other device you ma have. Before proceeding to the next step, if you have any spare cables, trying using those to insure that the issue is not being caused by faulty cables. If you are having trouble with this please feel free to consult the guide for checking the audio/video cables.
VCR head dirty
If the VHS still does not play, the most likely problem is a dirty VCR head. To fix this, all that is needed is for you to go buy a VCR cleaning kit and follow the directions inside of the kit. If you would prefer to clean the heads yourself check out our repair guide on cleaning your VCR heads.
VHS Drive Broken
If none of the above fixes solve your problem it is most likely that your VHS drive is broken and will need replacing if you would like help doing this please consult our guide.
The picture from my VHS is really fuzzy and not clear
One of the major reasons for a unclear VCR picture is an auto-tracking* issue. Conveniently, tracking settings can be manually adjusted within the device. Information on the location and adjustment of the tracking system should be included in the specific device manual. For this specific device use the channel up and down while the VHS is playing.
None of the above
If nothing above matches your problem, there is most likely a serious problem with your machine. Many of these issues must be addressed on a case by base basis so feel free to leave a comment or question on the device homepage and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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