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DOES NOT INITIALIZE BLANK DVD

I INSERT A BLANK DVD+R AND THE PLAYER DOES NOT INITIALIZE THE DISK. IT READS AS UNKNOWN AND THE DRAWER REOPENS THE SET UP MENU FOR THIS IS IN FADED LETTERS AND UNAVAILABLE FOR ACCESS.

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  • mkayn Jan 07, 2009

    insignia dvd vhs recorder is-dvd100121
    insert blank dvd+r the recorder does not initialize the blank disk for recording

  • mkayn Jan 07, 2009

    i did read the manual / the problem is in the recorder / it does not give an option to intitialize a blank dvd

  • mkayn Jan 07, 2009

    i found that it does not recognize a playable dvd but will recognize and play a photo cd

  • mkayn Jan 07, 2009

    have used several dvd's but not a different brand it used to recognize the brand that i am using at one time

  • mkayn Jan 07, 2009

    if it was a lens problem then it would not read a cd either i would think

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It is a mechanically problem in your player .

You need to open the player and check whether the rubber thread connected to the motor inside the DVD player has moved from its place. If yes then you need to place the rubber thread to proper place.

Also there is chance that the belt is slipping, the mech never gets the "drawer closed" signal, and the disk will not spin. So your dvd is not recognized .

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Hi!!! i know what call this guy and tell him to bringt he old rubbing alcohol ,that unit is dirty..clean the laser lens....DOES NOT INITIALIZE BLANK DVD - eaee73e.jpg

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If this problem is happening with several different types of disks and several different types of media then it is a hardware issue. Which means the dvd mechanism will need to be replaced in order to recover from these errors.

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At this point your only fix is to replace kens pickup!

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Try using a DVD -R or a different brand DVD, often this units do not read well all DVDs brands, or work better with + or - R format.

If the Unit gives the same problem on all DVDs , and you hear the motor spinning, trying to engage DVD to read tracks, then it is a lens problem.

Try cleaning the lens with a claner kit, try a good one with cleaning solution, see here.

If it still does not work, then you need to access the lens and clean it or replace the lens pickup, to do this the unit must be taken apart, and the job must be done by a technician.

Try using different DVDs and eventually a lens cleaner, that often can fix the problem.

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Try using another DVD+R if possible a different brand to check if this is not a problem with the disc that you're using.....

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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    Mark Gil Jan 07, 2009

    If that is the case the problem here is in burning to DVD+R only and its a sign that its going bad already and you may need to check from manufacturer to check for any firmware update....

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Try using a blank dvd of a different kind and see if it works with it. The one you are trying to use may not be able to be burned with that burner because it might not be in a format that the player can read or burn on to. When you get a blank dvd into the player that works with it, then you will be able to get to the menu and operate it. If you still can not find a dvd that works with it, then you may need the burner laser replaced for it to work. Try playing a disc and see if the disc plays. If it does not play, then you may need the laser replaced.

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Read the manual - http://www.insignia-products.com/skins/skin_1/Topics/Documents/IS-DVD1001_Manual.pdf. maybe its better if u use dvd-r discs

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