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Samsung DVD-VCR 357 combo has stopped recording VHS to DVD

I have used Samsung DVD-VCR dual recorder to copy old family videotapes on to DVD-Rs for a year (no editing, Memorex DVD-Rs, same procedure) . Suddenly, it began to freeze after 3 seconds of viewing. The picture freezes and there is a buzz for a second, and then the screen becomes snowy, and neither the remote nor machine buttons work, and to retrieve the DVD I have to turn the power off and on. I did the "reset" procedure multiple times as directed and was able once to get a singel DVD done, and then nothing. I have wasted lots of DVDs . No warantee now. Is this an expensive lost cause ?

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  • PowerfulMan Apr 22, 2009

    I have same problem with Memorex 4.7 dvdr media. It worked when broght it home. made some cool backups off VHS and MINI DVD. now it just reads cannot read media and ejects. ?? i will try to reset

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Try blowing into CD tray with a can of air, works sometimes.

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