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Message appearing 'The Disc can neither be played nor recorded'

I was recording a short programme onto a disc that already had things on it. When I pressed the Stop button the machine appeared to freeze and I had to turn the Recorder off at the switch and turn back on again. when i reloaded the disc, the message ' the disc can neither be played nor recorded' appeared on the screen and the message 'Disc Err' appeared on the Recorder. Does this mean that everything recorded on this disc has now been lost?

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  • Gabigabi Nov 15, 2008

    I've got almost the same problem here. I've recorded some stuff off tv on a disc which has already some recordings. I had never a problem playing it so far until the last recording. But I didn't notice an error after that recording. Only the next day, when I wanted to turn the recorder on, it wouldn't accept the disc any more (the disc can neither be played nor recorded".

    Please help. Thanks in advance.

    Gabi


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Ok you might need to have it cleaned professionaly worse comes to worse have the lens replaced, something ether got on the lens or the laser is not reading or writing correctly. Can it be fixed? Sure depning on the problem inside I could not tall you 100 p[ercent as I have not looked at the unit.

You might want to take a gander inside and see if the lends is not dirty.

Thanks an please rember to leave postive ratings and feedback.

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