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Disc Error, Will Not Read Any Disc New or Old

After Loading DVD into Player it makes a low pitched clicking sound at approx. 30 beats per min. After a minute or 2 it ejects the Disc and displays "DISC ERROR". I've tried newly purcahsed DVD Movies and get the same reult.

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  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    Same problem here!!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    When I insert a disc for recording, it says it's loading the disc, then it says it needs to format the disc, then it works on it for a few minutes then spits out the disc with the error message: "This disc cannot be read or formatted."



    I have tried all the disc formats that the player/recorder claims to be able to use, but no discs work with it. I have cleaned it with a cleaning disc. It used to work fine, then it worked sporadically, now it won't accept any disc at all! It does play commercial DVDs, however.



    HELP!

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    exactly the same issue :-(

  • Anonymous May 12, 2009

    get disc error formatting o trying to play previous recorded movies it happened suddenly disc erroe message then ejection

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DVD players are ****!! This is my 5th time buying one. It's like the industry is running a big scam because that know that soon all movies will be digital mp3. All of my players give me the same error!!

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