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Dvd disk will not play

  1. Everything seems normal with all aspects of the dvd connecting with the tv. I tshows the icon of a spinning disk in the corner and then, after a few seconds, a box pops up with a message that the disk is not ok. Tried with multiple dvd disks and the result is the same. No problem with the vhs.

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  • grandpa266 Nov 08, 2008


    1. The solution sent will probably solve the problem but I have not had the time to see which of the suggestions are going to be required to get the DVD working. I am most appreciative.

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  • cynthiawrigh Nov 18, 2008

    dvd player will not play any dvds vcr is fine

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    Exactly the same for me.

  • rmmconrad Dec 14, 2008

    Same frustrating problem - brand new DVD's right out of box pop out with "Check Disk" message... why?? Mine will not finalize recorded programs either.

  • babs75 Dec 24, 2008

    it wont play please help......it worked once to record but then it stopped

  • tjamzz Dec 30, 2008

    samsung dvd-vr357
    vcr works fine. dvd won't play recorded dvd. it loads, reads then ejects disc.

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    i put dvd in and it will not play

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Clean the lence with the cotton. if it is not come change the lence strip wire.the last thing is chane the spindle moter and then lense.
Thats it

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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