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Playback problem cannot playback own recordings----that will play on other machines!

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  • ronald cottrell Jan 22, 2009

    thanks for your interest.--this machine only uses dvd+r/rw discs.

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    I have two DVDR 75s both of which have now gone on the blink. The machines will record but when I try to play back the recording it frequently tells me :-
    a. The disc contains unknown data
    or
    b: Empty disc
    Any solutions out there?

    Mac, Nottingham


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Check your dvd player specs. It may not read dvd-r disks. Hope this helps.

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