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VCR will play, DVD returns disk with"check disk"-will not accept

Disks have been cleaned, air has been blown in disk area to clean out any dust, many different disks have been tried to no avail. No problem with VCR. What's up??

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Dirty or defective laser lens. try manual cleaning of the lens if you know how to open the unit top cover. manually clean the lens using cotton swab gently rubbing it in circular motion. blowing of air to remove dust will not really help clean the lens.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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