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LG DR6921W DVD Recorder. Unit will not recognise DVD discs (Blank or commercially recorded)but will recognise and play audio CD's. Unit is 3 years old. My problem is that the Hard Drive works fine, but as soon as I put a DVD Disc in, it won't recognize the Disc at all. I have had a cd in the drive and that works fine, but I put any type of DVD in and I don't even get the little disc picture in the top right corner of the TV screen spinning, nothing happens at all. I'm leaning towards the fact that LG is rubbish, as I had an earlier model, which just recorded to DVD-RW Disc's and 6 months after the warranty had ended...that packed it in also and I had to get the laser changed! I also have an LG surround sound system that the drive is closed and will not open on either, won't even motion to open! So my advice is do not buy LG...its rubbish. But if anyone knows how to fix my RH7796W, I'd be happy to hear your advice before I give up and bin it!!!

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  • lulus907 Mar 13, 2009

    I have the same problem and its driving me insane as it wasn't the cheapest on the market when I bought it and now its just a cheapcd player........Im really dissapointed in LG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dahlen Apr 19, 2009

    My problem is exactly the same. Refuses to recognize DVD-RW, which I have been using all its life. ( 3 years). Plays CD's.

    On setup menu, cursor will not scroll down to disc.

    Goes thro recording then back to Auto programming at top of list.

    Anyone any ideas please?

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CLEANING THE DISC LENS ? If this unit still does not perform properly although you refer to the relevant sections and to ?TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE? in this Owner?s Manual, the laser optical pickup unit may be dirty. Consult your dealer or an Authorized Service Center for inspection and cleaning of the laser optical pickup unit. FROM EWR20V5 OWNERS MANUAL FUNAI-CORP.COM

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SAME HERE. I Have tryed a lens cleaner and seems to be working at the moment

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I have had the same problem a few times. All I do is eject and re-insert the disk until it recognises it, this seemed to work for me

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using a dvd/cd cleaner, clean the optical lens of the unit, it could be some dirt that make the player not to read every cd you inserted.

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This is a Samsung DVD recorder - I've had the exact same problem - By the way, don't you mean "this disc cannot be recorded" ? These DVD recorders are known to reject certain type of discs.

* Have you updated your Samsung with the latest firmware ?
http://www.samsung.com/ca/support/download/supportDown.do?group=&type=dvdplayers&subtype=recordable&model_nm=DVD-R155&disp_nm=DVD-R155&language=&cate_type=all&dType=D&mType=FM&vType=&prd_ia_cd=03010300&model_cd=&menu=download

Follow the instructions carefuly and please understand the risks involved in flashing your drive - Do not interrupt the process, it can take long.

* here are the brands of DVD-R I have used successfuly with this recorder int he past:

Taiyo Yuiden DVD-R 4x / 8x (the optical drives used in those recorders are outdated, their writing strategies are never up to date and may not recognize some type of discs)
Maxell DVD-R 4x / 8x
Verbatim DVD-R 4x / 8x

Try another blank disc - maybe it will accept it - if it keeps rejecting all your blank DVD-R no matter what brand, you have a bad drive inside your recorder - the samsung recorders are **** - I have ever since gotten rid of that piece of **** and now use a Sony HDR-780 HDD/DVD recorder, uses pioneer components and is great !

Avoid those lens cleaners - they can do more harm than good!

I hope this helps.

Try different brands of DVD-R, avoid the cheap generic **** - drives like best Taiyo Yuden & Verbatim media id codes - they should recognize Maxells, verbatims, sony, taiyo yuden, ritek. if it keeps spitting out all discs you use, you have a defective unit. The latest firmware on that drive should also help !

Good luck :)

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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