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Samsung DVD-R135 / R136 - Will not load blank discs

Have a Samsung DVD-R136 which will not accept a blank disc. When a blank DVD-RW is inserted the manual tells me that the machine should prompt me to format it. But instead, it just spits the blank discs out. Any help appreciated.

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  • 113tully Feb 09, 2008

    dvd-135 will not load blank discs or pre recorded discs. Blanks are sony dvd-r.

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Hello, First be sure your using the correct disc DVD+ or DVD- RW etc.

I would recomend using high quality discs as players/recorders are very picky about cheap media. Try using Imation name brand discs. They read well in most anything. If it has worked fine & then started having this problem I would first check to see if your using the same discs that have always worked with it & if so then you may want to open the unit & clean the laser lens with a cotton swab lightly soaked in rubbing alcohol. Especially if it has been smoked around or is in a dusty environment.

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