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Cyberhome DVR 1200 acting up; won't format new blank dvds; says no disk,etc

I recently purchased this Cyberhome DVR 1200 (about 4 months ago) and didn't have any problems with it and then all of a sudden it went haywire. First it wouldn't let me finalize a couple of dvds I had just recorded. Then the tray would not open until I unplugged it and plugged it back in. Then it wouldn't format new blank dvds and finally it won't read any of the dvds I've already made...the same ones it played for the past few months. It also won't let me edit. And now it started making a slight noise. No burning smell to it but the noise will be there for a few minutes then it stops and then it starts up again and that is even with just turning it on and not yet putting a dvd in it. Today I tried to reach Cyberhome but their web site is under construction and I can't find a phone number for them so I can call. The only other thing I can do is find the receipt in all my tax records and take it back to Walmart and you know what they will say....too bad. Why is so many people having problems with their Cyberhome DVRs when the Cyberhome DVD players work great! I had a $270.00 DVD player and got a Cyberhome for $29.00 and it worked better than the expensive one which is why I purchased a Cyberhome DVR. Can anyone help? I have made lots of dvds but can't afford $100.00 every few months. Also the only blank dvds that will work in it is Memorex. Hope I've given you enough info to help out. Thanks..I feel like pulling my hair out!

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Cyberhome has gone out of business in the US. My DVR 1200 stopped working but I was able to repair some capacitors on the power supply to get it going again. You can find more support information about the 1200 and 1600 on these websites: or and search for Cyberhome.

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