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My dvd duplicator reads source disc empty. i just bought it in august. what can cause this or what do i need to do to fix it.

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  • reiko_frost Mar 13, 2009

    i just changed out the drive with a used drive and the readings say "source disc empty!!!" what dose this mean and how can i solve this?

  • Kal-El10128 Mar 15, 2009

    Just brought a dvd duplicator a couple of months ago and I also get a message that says "SOURCE DISC EMPTY". Can someone please shed some light on the subject. Thank You!

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