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Dvd is stuck

I put a dvd R+ disc into my dvd recorder to make a copy. First of all, it was read as "an unknown disc", which happens sometimes. The problem is that the dvd is stuck in the recorder and won't release. I have tried resettin it several times and it still won't release. For the last 24 hours, it has been going through a cycle of reading, telling me the disk is unkown, trying (but failing to open) and then the disk starts spinning again trying to read... Any advice on how to get the disk out would be appreciated.

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All you have to do is hold the on/off button in for one minute then let go and push again for power on.
Then push eject button,
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Posted on Nov 22, 2007

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Ok what you can do (with power off and unplugged) is open the unit up, find the load and unload motor on the DVD carriage and manually turn it this will unload the disk.

Posted on Sep 20, 2007

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I put in a blank or recorded disk ,and the screen message is " unknown disk", and ejects the disk. I have used different blank disks,with the same result. Seems it is not " reading" the disk. Probable...


are you sure the drive is a read-writer? some optical drives are read only. If its not a writer and you put a blank in, that is what it would do.

If you put a real and recorded disk in(not a copy) and it says unknown disk, the eye is dirty. Cleaning the drive will be the next step.

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When I insert a blank DVD+R to copy a VHS, It reads the disk, says "Unknown Disk" and ejects it. How do I record if I can't keep a disk in the machine?


some discs don't work in some recorders. I always use verbatim, ritek or tdk discs and have very few problems. if the recorder suddenly dislikes a batch of one brand, I'll use one of the others.

Jan 29, 2015 | GoVideo VR3930 DVD Player/VCR

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Model xbr616 dvd recorder/video cassette recorder unknown disc. check the disc again ( problem )


Hi,
You are not alone...Some DVD players wont read the DVD s and
then it show no disc..

it generally happens when you want to play "A copied DVD/CD " taken from somewhere else..
Just to make sure that such DVD is ok ,you can try to run them on your laptop.If the disc has problem laptop does not read either..
if your set has still under warranty ,consult to service they may replace the LASER EYE.. ("cross your finger ! " )..most of the time Laser Eye malfunctions...

Just in case,quick remedy ,I recommend to buy a "wet DVD/CD laser cleaner " from any store.it is available at Electronic Stores ..And clean the laser eye at least twice..
YOUR DVD itself should be clean and finger prints free as well....
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Jul 01, 2011 | Zenith XBR616

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Trying to copy VHS to Disc-Says"Unknown disc"


Hi,

how long have you been using the player and has it ever accept blank DVD-R discs in the past.

The problem might be as a result of weak laser (lens) or the blank discs inserted might not be compatible with player.

When the laser(lens) of a player becomes weak, it will not be able to read blank discs. It only takes a very strong laser to read/accept blank discs. If it happens that the laser (lens) is the cause of the problem, then it means you will need to replace the laser (lens) to a brand new one to be able to read blank disc. Though the player might be playing DVD and CD, note that blank disc is stronger when it comes to reading from the laser (lens), it requires sharper laser. I hope you understand this.

So, insert a CD into the player and observe if it will play.If it plays, then its obvious that your laser is very weak.

Concerning the incompatibility issue, I hope you are aware that there are various kinds of empty DVD discs such as DVD +, DVD -, DVD RW. Try any of this empty DVD discs as one of them as to be compatible with this DVD recorder.

Amongst the two topics discussed above, one has to be the cause of the problem. So its up to you to figure out which is the cause of the problem.

I hope you understand the above....

I wish you good luck.

Apr 08, 2011 | GoVideo Go Video VR3840 DVD Recorder/VCR

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After 2 years it now gives a no disc or unknown disc message.


Hi, there!

This are some reasons for this :
the reading lens as become week so needs replacement .
2, disk compartment mechanism is not perfect sometime the lens is not brought to right possition to read disk , reasons worn out belts especially loading tray belt. change this belts .

Good luck


Dec 28, 2009 | TruTech TT1620 DVD Recorder

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Targer drive not ready.


"Target overflow" just means that the disc being used to make the copy doesn't match in size. "4.7GB" to the master disc. Sometimes this occurs when you make a mistake thinking the disc in the copy slot is a DVD blank but it may be a CD-R blank(by accident) or sometimes the Master disc is a BD-R and trying to copy to a regular DVD-R (won't fit)

"Source drive not ready" is when the Master disc keeps spinning in the attempt to read. The "culprit" alot of times is the brand, or scratched, dirty, corrupted discs.
Make a copy of the master again (if possible and on your PC with a different brand of disc) then use the new Master to make the multi-discs you want.

"Target drive not ready"
is when a disc with information already on it, is in the copier (can't copy over it) sometimes we make mistakes and put the Master in the copier and vice versa : )
or no disc in it at all, and or some sort of incompatible blank media.

I have a 7 disc duplicator by Pioneer and I found that in the last few years since I've had it (since 2005)
I ran into the above situations alot.
I use it as a standalone (not hooked up to any PC etc)

It still works great but I find that was having a brand name issue with the discs; certain discs that it used to read in the Master/Source drive like Taiyo Yuden, Memorex, Ridata, SKMAX, and Phillips, suddenly don't want to read properly when inserted. The discs keeps spinning and then when you press "copy" it says "Target overflow" or "Source drive not ready" I found that solution I mentioned above with the changing of the disc brand helps fix the situation. I didn't want to hurt my brain trying to figure out what it could be as I use my duplicator for business and time is money.

Through trial and error I end up just making duplicates from my PC on different brands (cheaper unknown brands work fine) and then using the "new master" made from these is the only way I can duplicate..weird!

P.S sometimes the lens may need an old fashioned cleaning with a lens cleaner or Dust blower.

Once in a while one or two of the doors get stuck even when all 7 discs are completed...just take a q-tip with vaseline and put it on the track wheel for some lubrication and the door will open up easier.
Just some tips from someone who's had their player a long time

Hope this helps anyone in need out : )

Jun 20, 2008 | Acard Technology (ARS-2030LD) DVD±RW...

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OKAY GUYS TRY USING THIS VERY COMPATIBLE MEDIA

(MEMOREX BRAND DVD-R) THIS WILL SOLVE A LOT OF YOUR PROBLEMS

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