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Cannot play this disc

We have just bought a samsung R-130 dvd recorder and as of yet have not yet been able to record anything as every blank DVD+R or DVD+RW we put in the machine we are told it cannot play the disc. We have not been asked to format any discs as per the instruction book we have tried different type of discs and had the same result. We have check region compatibilty and this is fine. It most annoying as we are getting the same message over and over and the disc is ejected. Anyone got any ideas (other than taking it back to the shop!!!)

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  • jhabanatx Nov 03, 2007

    every time I put a disc in the machien, wait and wait and afeter wating for a while, the machine eject the disc and say error this disc cannot played

  • Lawboy Jan 13, 2008

    When outting pre-recorded films and any other DVDs the machine will eject the disk. I cannot watch any rental films or films that i have bought. What is the point in this product if it cannot play pre- recorded DVDs??

  • Anonymous Jun 08, 2008

    Been trying to record on Samsung DVD-R130 with the same message coming up ("... cannot play this disk ..."). Tried different types of disks. Will try some of the solutions suggested on here - thanks.

  • teclado May 11, 2010

    I noticed that noone seems it is important to say what speed DVD-R discs they are using to get good results. What about RAM discs? What make and model works? Are there upgrades on-line?

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This machine is total **** and Samsung just don't want to know. I bought a Samsung R119 last year and it did exactly the same.

NEVER again avoid Samsung, a mickey Mouse company

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

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I had the same problem reading DVD's (including even brand new, store bought movies). One thing that helps greatly is to load the DVD, then turn the power off. Then turning the power back on with the DVD already in seems to work MUCH BETTER, and works most (but not all) of the time.

Re: burning, I have had good success with HP DVD-R's

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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From other sites and my own experiences I find that:
1. dvd-r disk bought on sale tend to not work, I buy only the top quality disk.

2. r-130 tends to work well at the slower speeds so recording at 4hrs. or six hrs tends to work.

3. I also discovered that if you hold the info buttom down for more then around 7 seconds it goes into safe mode, to get out you have to hold the info button down again for the same amount of time. There may be other buttoms one should not hold down for to long.

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

I had the same problem and after reading and trying allot of disks I found the following to work.

Used Maxell - RW disk. Did a complete format on my computer (takes a while). Burned a DVD using Vista DVD burner with only a Jpg as per one of the other posts. Once the disk plays. Stop and goto disk management and format using DVD-V (VR did not work).

I know its not pretty but at least its better than throwing it in the garbage bin.

Posted on Nov 13, 2007

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Try this: i got one of these with the same problem. the problem i found is that the stupid machine looks for a track on the disc, before determining if it is blank and un-formted. (samsung doesnt give a crap, or they would have updated software for it) I stuck a blank disk in my computer, dropped a clip on it and then erased it. wala, the player see's it, and formats it.

Posted on Oct 01, 2007

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Yes the -R is the right disk. We have used severl companys and were blaming the machine, but have tryed Verbatim Disks and have had 100% success.

Posted on Jul 07, 2007

The DVD-R130 can only record to DVD-R and DVD-RW disks - it cannot identify blank DVD+R and DVD+RW disks. For recorded DVD disks, the player will play finalised DVD+R/+RW disks without any problem.

Posted on May 10, 2007

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