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DVD Player/recorder After a few years, the machine stops recognizing DVDs. When you put them in, it says it's not recognized, and spits them back out. These are factory DVDs that have played in the past. Is there something that degrades the player's ability to read discs over time?

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  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2007

    I HAVE A GOVIDEO DVD RECORD + VCR VR4940. THE DVD'S WILL NOT STAY IN THE MACHINE. THE DISK CAN NOT BE READ. IN THE PAST, I WOULD HAVE A SPINNING DISK ICON THAT DOES NOT SHOW UP ANY LONGER. IT WILL NOT PLAY BACK ANY MOVIES PREVIOUSLY RECORDED ON THE SAME MACHINE. WILL CLEANING THE GO VIDEO DRIVE REALLY SOLVE THE PROBLEM? IF THIS METHOD DOES NOT WORK IS IT EXPENSIVE TO FIX OR AM I BETTER SERVED REPLACING WITH ANOTHER COMBO? ARE THERE BETTER COMBO I SHOULD BE LOOKING AT?

    THANK YOU.

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2007

    MY 1ST ENTRY DID NOT GO THROUGH. I HAVE A DVD RECORDER + VCR VR4940. THE DISK IS NOT BEING READ AND ALL TYPES OF DVD'S ARE BEING EJECTED. THE USUAL SPINNING DVD ICON IS NOT THERE. THE PREVIOUS RECORDED MOVIES DO NOT PLAY, EVEN THOUGH, THEY WHERE RECORDED FROM THE SAME MACHINE. WILL CLEANING DISK DRIVE SOLVE THE PROBLEM OR SHOULD I BE LOOKING FOR A NEW COMBO? IF I NEED A NEW DVD/VCR DO RECOMMEND ANY PARTICULAR MODELS? IT HAS TO BE DURABLE, SINCE I DO YOU RECORD OFTEN.

    THANK YOU

  • Deborah Hock Dec 13, 2007

    I have a GoVideo VCR/DVD player/recorder - the video part works fine, but the DVD player keeps reading 'bad disc'. The DVD disc works fine in another player, and also works fine in my computer. These are factory direct DVD's.
    Help???

  • Anonymous Aug 12, 2008

    dvd-r disc is return after loading with display message: dvd unknown t ry again,,,,dvd-r's that i have recorded are not accepted and are also kicked out with the same "dvd unknown try again".....i have about 100 discs.

    that i have recorded but did not finalize them. as such a solution to this problem is a grave concern. i'm using a friends computer! my email address is mikesxx@gmail.com thank you!

  • CHNBJLOPEZ Nov 02, 2008

    When you put them in, it says it's not recognized, and spits them back out.

    CARLOS



    CHNBJLOPEZ@MSN.COM

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    WHEN I PUT A DVD IN THE MACHINE IT SPITS IT STRAIGHT OUT AND WON'T IDENTIFY THAT THERE IS A DVD IN THERE, THEREFORE I CAN'T PLAY DVDS.

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Yes ,you can try to buy at radioshack a cd cleaner if that does'nt fix the problem you'll need a new optic,let me know

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  • Luis Amado Jun 12, 2007

    do you want it to try , need more help?

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