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Player's settings messed up probably.

Hi, I suspect I will be buying a new DVD player soon, but I would like to hear from a knowledgable tech if I should even consider trying to find a correction to this problem. To-day my wife got confused between getting our VCR set up to play a tape and her DVD player to play a disk. She thought she had to call up a channel on the TV in order to access the DVD player, such as one would call up 3, in order to access the VCR to use it separate from the TV. Only problem here is that she tried several times to call up channel Zero on the TV then called me when her DVD wouldn't play. I suspect her button pushing has interfered with the 'firmware' coding in the DVD deck. I find it has no problem recognising & playing a CD but with a DVD in, it says it is Loading for quite some time, and then says 'No Disk". Am I close to the truth of the problem do you think? And should I expect that service people or anyone would have easy access to firmware repair disks? It's an interesting problem and I'm probably going shopping. Thank you. George

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SOURCE: DVD will not load/format new disk

my samsung dvd writter does not open the tray were you put the disc

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

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SOURCE: Samsung DVD-4600 DVD/VCR Player

My Smasung DVD/VCR Combo stopped reading DVDs because of a dirty read head. It started by only playing disks sometimes, and progressed to never playing disks. I assumed it was a dirty laser lens so I bought a lens cleaner set. Unfortunately my player wouldn't play the cleaner disk.

So I took it apart and cleaned the laser lens manually with some isopropyl alcohol (the clenser that came with my cleaning disk), and a lens cloth (that came with my glasses). Just open the case (starting with the screws in the back) and remove the snap in cross panel that obscures the lens of the DVD portion. Put a drop of cleanser on the lens and gently wipe it with the cloth.

Oh and by the way, I take no responsibility if you break your own player while following my instructions. My own DVD player was far out of warranty at the time I cracked it open.

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Recording on DVD-R with Samsung DVD-R155

Heating issue. If you remove the cover and touch the processor chip - you will not be able to keep your finger there for more than a second (that is if your really want to use this crude method to test the temp).

I have taken measurement and its around 50C. Thats a lot for no heatsink or cooling fan.

If you have the unit in a cabinet with no air flow - you will not be able to use this unit for more than 3 months and up to a year. Best to have it on top of a cabinet or in one with an open front and back to allow some airflow - or just anywhere where its in the open.

Samsung has another unit - the AR650, which I believe is discontinued - which for some strange reason has realized this concern. My guess its a whole different team of designers (or at least some folks with some brains) and added a cooling fan into the unit. Its the same exact case and motherboard as the 135, and 155. There are absolutely no issues with it rejecting disc's - even after a year of use for some users.

In Summary:

Solution 1 - Place it in the open
Solution 2 - Remove case and drill holes to the topside
Solution 3 - Remove case and add a fan
Solution 4 - Remove case and add a heatsink over proc (will still need to drill holes over heatsink..
Solution 5 - We can all complain to Samsung and have them recall the units

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a samsung dvd player combo. It's ab out 5

the eye wears out on them. if the eye gets damaged the lens will only read certain movies

Posted on Nov 30, 2009

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SOURCE: trouble with samsung bp-3600

Its probably the update. Samsung has had a history of pushing updates then having to send a new one to fix the last one. Sites like AVS forums are full of good info. If there's alot of people having the same issue it helps you identify the culprit. In these situations there's only 2 possible culprits the update or the player itself. If its still under warranty take it back and confirm its the update. Or, wait for the fix.

Posted on Jan 10, 2010

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