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I have a LG RC278 DVD recorder/videocassette recorder. If I copy from a video cassette to DVD then the next time I try to view an ordinary Region 2 DVD the machine cannot read the DVD and ejects it. I have done nothing illegitimate. All copying has been of students work - not copyrighted material. How can I get the machine to play an ordinary DVD again?

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  • lfinnegan Sep 30, 2008

    I copied [dubbed] some VCR's [all tv programmes] to DVD and the DVD did play ok. Now, the machine will not accept any DVD's either to play or to copy. It will eject the DVD with a message Disc Unknown. Nothing will light up on the tv i.e. to initialise, dubb etc. Hope you can help.

  • spk21 Nov 03, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem with trying to play a DVD after recording students work from video to DVD.

    I desperately need advice

  • jafweb Dec 14, 2008

    I have a LG RC278. I haven't dubbed any VHS to DVD recently, but only recorded two TV programmes with timer recording.

    Now i can't play any Region 2 DVDs. I can play DVDs recorded with this or other units (older recordings) but i'm not able to play any purchased/original manufactured DVD!

    The unit ejects the disc after 30sec and display the message "Disc Unknown" on the TV.

    I would really appreciate any help. Thank you.

  • matthew3573 Mar 03, 2009

    My LG RC278 has also stopped playing most DVDs: It will play all my DVD-R's still & a couple of shop-bought DVD's but most are spat out with "Unknown disc" errors. The unit came set as Region 0 & I can't work out any correlation with the DVDs that work or those that don't. I have tried resetting a few times. Any ideas?

  • manusmorriso May 04, 2009

    I cant unlock this dam dvd player. Pleasssssssse help. It



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