Question about DVD & Blu-Ray Players
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
Posted on Jul 01, 2007
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
Posted on Jun 05, 2008
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.
Posted on May 30, 2009
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 ?
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Taiyo Yuiden DVD-R 4x / 8x (the optical drives used in those recorders are outdated, their writing strategies are never up to date and may not recognize some type of discs)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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Please try to put in an ordinary audio CD track and see if this is detected. If yes the optical is working, if not there is no laser scanning and the possibility of the head being faulty is high.
Now certain cleaner disks are not read and so will not be tracked. Hence the rejection but the best is for cleaning manually the laser head eye with a cotton bud very softly and without any pressing of the lens eye.
If there is still no result then watch the CD if it spins or tries to spin. If the head unit moves up or down to focus or in and out of the drive, if so the board seems to work correctly and the possibility of the optical head being the suspected fault is closer.
Finally try to see if the set records on a DVD with a given signal source. If not the fault is confirmed.
But if any of the above seems otherwise we must recheck with possibilities of the processor board
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