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Disc error philips dvd 616 k.the machine will play discs bought from the store but when I try a disc that I have recorded myself on my Panasonic dvd recorder,It comes up with "disc error" the disc in question was a recordable disc DVD - RW.

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Re: disc error

Make sure that the file you recorded is in divx format before you burn it onto a disc.

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Re: disc error

Your not alone some people have probles with this player too, here is what other owners say:

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Re: disc error

After recording, did you ensure the "finalize" or "lead-out" process completed?

Posted on May 25, 2007

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I have recorded on a Verbatim DVD+RW disc on my Philips 3305 DVDR but it will not play back on my friend's Panasonic DMR-EX98VEB. My recorder will not finalise/make compatible the disc. Why?

Could be that the disk itself is incompatible with your friend's machine. Or your buddies machine may be starting to exhibit playback issues. Try another disk and see what happens.

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Hi there

I think your DVD Player could have been damaged while it was in storage, this sounds like there is a problem with the lens (laser), i am going to suggest that you take it to a repairman and ask him to fix it or buy a new laser for your DVD Player attempt to fix it yourself.

If your DVD player is still under warranty, you should take it back to the retailer and have it repaired or refunded.

This could also be caused by "un-married" Player and Disc, if you bought the DVD Player in one country and bought the DVD's in a different country, this could also cause the problem. If the DVD's are copied, that could also cause it.

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My Philips DVD Recorder does not accept a DVD disc shows no disk. The DVD disc does not revolve. A CD disc revolves but shows junknown

Could be that you are using the wrong type of DVD ? There are two formats DVD+R, DVD+RW etc and DVD-R, DVD-RW etc. Some machines are capable of using either, others can use one of the two formats.
My other suggestion is that some machines are picky about which manufacturer's DVDs they will use.


if you have an error code this might be useful
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I had the same trouble, also wouldn't play back discs that I recorded using it. The commonly listed reset of channel up and down at the same time was not meant for this model.
Below is the official solution that was sent to me by panasonic.
After using this method to reset my player it worked great. it was just like taking it out of the box for the first time.

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for your inquiry, reguarding model DMR-ES40V.

Try this reset to fix the issue.

1. Unit power must be on.

2. Press [STOP] & [VHS > DVD] ON THE UNIT for over 5 seconds.

Thank you for contacting Panasonic.

Thank You,
Panasonic Consumer Support

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