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Unusable I havent had my my Dvd recorder that long. I have used it quite a bit and have had a lot of trouble with it. It started out working fine and then one day The Dvd part switched and started saying that it was unable to play any dvd I put in no matter what it was I have tried using blank ones one that I have previously used on the unit and even store bought one and it will not play or recognize a single one. The Vcr part still works good but I can't get the Dvd part to do a single thing but irritate me. I have read the mauel so many times I could recite it for you It tells me differnt things to do but nothing specific I have done all of those things and I have gotten nowhere.

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Re: unusable

I see this all the time my clients tear their hair out, over exactly this type of thing... and ya know what? 99% of the time the Hardware has actually gone "Fautly"... simply try another unit and see if ya problem still exists, I will almost guarrantee it will dissapear with replacement...

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