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No burn my player will not initialize any discs cannot burn anything from my hard drive or directly to disc.never seemed to work right.would pop back to live tv all by itself then would not rew. this really p's me off because I have allways trusted RCA, NOT anymore.

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  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    I have the same issue. I've burned about 90 disks with it and all of a sudden it will not even recognize a blank disc. It only recognizes some discs I've bought. I don't know if there is a way to get a replacement burner for the unit.

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I've got the same problem. Just got back from the repair shop and he said the lens needs to be replaced. Mine is worn out because I've burned so many discs.

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

  • voodoodoll Sep 28, 2009

    The lens thing kinda didn't make sense as it did recognize disc's I'd burn't and bought music CD's. It's only new blank Disc's that it is not recognising. I get " NO DISC" And a few times I got the option to remort the disc and that tried forever and then stoped and said no disc!



    I phoned RCA 1-800-506-5746 to find out where I can get replacement parts. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!

    They won't sell them to me or a repair shop.



    The guy I talked to felt I have a software problem and they can fix it for $130.00 if I send it to them.

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Try either unplugging it and plug it back in or worse case.... replace the dvd rom

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