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Plays cds but wont read dvds

I was copying a VHS tape to DVD and the player suddenly stoped working. Ever since that the VHS works just fine, it will still play CDs, but it will not read DVDs. When a disc is inserted, it says "Reading" for quite a while, then ejects the disc and says "Unknown disc, check disc again". It does this with both purchased DVDs and DVDs that I had previously burnt on the same player. I thought this was odd because it still plays CDs, which leads me to believe it is not a problem with the lens. I have not tried to resolve the problem in any way other than using compressed air to try and blow off the lens, which made no difference. Please help.

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  • Dean Canty Nov 11, 2007

    The answers given say download Firmware updates, but I cannot find them!!

    Everywhere I go it offers the same solution, but when I type in Firmware

    updates, all I get is for PC, not my VCR/ DVD combo. How do I actually get to the Firmware update and download?

  • eeddee Nov 21, 2007

    Yes I have experienced the same problem musical CDs play but all DVDs will not play. I thought if I reset to factory settings that I might get some action but that has failed. My VCR works fine

    please help

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2007

    I have the same issues as Atom's. I had put a DVD-RW into the recorder. It prompt me to initialize. I selected the VR mode and it went through the process of initializing. Upon completion, I could not get any respond from the remote, so I ejected the DVD-RW. After this, I put it back into the recorder but is kept saying "unknow disc". I tried every DVD I have but wouldn't work. It would only play CDs. I reset the system but it still would not work.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    After inserting dvd. I get reading disc and then it ejects dvd and gives 'disc error' message. The vcr works and the dvd works on some dvd's.

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I have a drw 1000 same problem reasd cds but not dvd's this firm ware is it a file I can down load to a disk from my computer and then put it into the dvd player as a disk?
is this a scam from sanyo?

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Upgrade the firmware on the product.

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