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RCA DRC-285 DVD Player won't respond

I have a RCA DRC-285 DVD Player, the problem is, I was playing a DVD+R and it suddenly went green/ distorted and and froze. I attempted to eject the DVD and NONE of the buttons on the unit or the remote would respond. I tried to power down the unit but the power button wouldn't work. So, I unplugged the unit for about an hour and plugged it back in. I used a different disk but the same problem occured. Could this problem be caused by DVD+R disks..if not what is it?

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Re: RCA DRC-285 DVD Player won't respond

Hi, 2 things usually cause this kind of behaviour 1-the dvd+r have been burnt at a high speed 2-the dvd player itself is a bit old when you burn your dvd+R always burn them at a lower speed lowest if possible it'll take longer but it's well worth it and you wouldn't have a problem playing them back

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