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DVDR-530H malfunction I have been using the recorder for several weeks successfully. Now when I insert a recordable disc, it immediately ejects the disc. I have also used it as a player for both discs I have recorded on the HDD and copied, as well as commercial discs so I know that the problem is not one of compatiblity. Any suggestions as to the cause of the problem and possible solutions would be greatly appreciated. An additional comment -- while the machine has been exposed to the normal house environment, there has been no abnormal house repair activity which might create a dust problem. Unfortunately, the nearest Pioneer certified repair center is a good 2 hours plus car ride away and so I felt I should look for a simple solution first, if one existed.....

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If the unit will not recognize any discs, then I would suspect a weak laser pickup, assuming the lens is clean.

Posted on Jan 01, 2007

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