Question about Samsung DVD-VR325 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Fault code I used the same blank dvd"s as before DVD-r 120 min 4.7 1x-8x many recordings. Up came code of ec-0206 cannot be played or recorded, I tried it recording from th tv. Turn the power of & restart, same thing. I tried a different speed, dvd-r 4.7 16x 2 hrs I've recorded before not as many as the previous but a few. A code of ec-0509 came up, same thing turnoff and restart. I get a fault code also when recording from a vhs to a dvd. Having to buy another machine like I did before upsets me, I have many dvd's recorded on that machine because of the format I can't play them. What upsets me It's probably a button or programing to fix it. Thanks for listening. Joe

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  • Joe Morabito Jun 17, 2007

    Yes I still need help. I have allready paid, where is the soultion?

  • Joe Morabito Jun 19, 2007

    I have tried several different brands of dvd's believe me I have dvd's up the gazoo. And telling me to record on a computer is not fixing my current problem is it. So far I haven't read an actual guranteed fix it. Makes me wonder why I paid the money for this service. Joe

  • Joe Morabito Jun 21, 2007

    Thanks for the suggestion, it was the first common sense one, but unfortunatly it was not the problem. I checked the protection it was not protected. I tried a disc again to record from the tv, got the same thing ec0509 tried it from the vcr to the disc and got ec0206. I'm allmost to the point of another machine but I'll hold out a little longer. Thanks Joe

  • Joe Morabito Jun 22, 2007

    I hate to be hard guys keep the money but I think if no one knows what the fault codes mean we really can't fix the problem right. I could have saved $ 10.95 and put it towards a new machine so I guess it's not a gauranted fix is it. Thanks anyway Joe.

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My friend it is best to record your movies or music with a computer.as these DVDS Recorders are not compatible with certain types of dvd disc brand probably try another brand of dvd disc.and see what it does, try the memorex or the TDK.also dont use dvd recorders to record your movies use them to play back.they are problem.good luck.

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    Henry Thomas Jun 22, 2007

    my friend it is best you get a new machine it will help good luck.

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Here is the link to the user manual if you need it; http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/200510/20051027171803796_VR325_Euro_BM.pdf check page 85 - "disc protection" and see that there is nothing unusual in the settings there - long shot but it may be automatically write protecting the discs. Although I agree with you about Snakehead's comment about PC's, it would be worth taking a couple of the problem discs and checking on a PC if there is anything unusual on them that may be causing the problem - you will have the flexibility there to investigate further. The next thing to try is updating the firmware. This doesn't sound to be the problem but it is free and easy to do so is definitely worth it; http://www.samsung.com/search/search.asp?charset=utf-8&ht=0&qp=&qs=&qc=&pw=755&ws=0&la=en&qm=0&st=1&nh=10&lk=1&rf=0&rq=0&si=1&ct=None&oct=&oq=%0D%0A&fs=&oqqtex=dvd-vr325&bqt=dvd-vr325&th=0&ts=1&selradio_temp=&qt=dvd-vr325&tabpage=3&radio=1&col=download&select=0# The most common cause for this sort of problem in a dvd recorder that is not too old is a dirty lens. There are other possibilities which might be uneconomical to fix, but cleaning the lens is relatively simple and cheap to do. It is hard to see exactly from the manual, but if you unplug the machine and remove the top cover (give it a few minutes before diving straight in) where the dvd tray is situated will either be a simple top cover (usually has a small round bump in the middle and 4 very tiny screws) or there may be a small printed circuit board you need to remove first - not too difficult but you should be careful to ground yourself - wearing no shoes usually works but also ground your hands to the case of your refrigerator or similar. Then remove any screws (usually 3 or 4) and make sure to remember where any wires or plugs go - a photo can be handy. Once you have the top cover off the dvd tray then you should easily access the lens carriage. Try not to move the carriage if possible, although the lens itself will move slightly. Clean the lens with a cotton bud/Q-Tip moistened (not wet) with gin. nothing else works as well or as safely, but give the lens a gentle blow first to remove any loose dust. Reassemble (all screws inside the machine need to be put back before turning on and it is safer to replace the cover) and then give it a try. Hopefully does the trick. Hope this helps - please ask again if you need more help - especially if you are a bit lost inside the machine and can post me a photo i can talk you through what to do :)

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    Nigel Ridehalgh Jun 23, 2007

    Have you updated the firmware and/or cleaned the lens as discussed?

    These are the first things to try before deciding it is unfixable.

    The fault codes should be listed in the service manual, which is available on this link;
    https://www.manualsparadise.com/ShowProd...

    unfortunately it is also not free - I have searched considerably with no luck finding a free download.

    Let me know what you hbave done and what you wish to do and i can hopefully help :)

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