Question about Samsung DVD-VR330 VCR and DVD Recorder

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Dvd won't read

No disk message

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  • JimIvey Dec 04, 2008

    For a long time, frequent cleaning seemed to help this finicky player read disks. Recently, it didn't help any more. In fact, the DVD-VR330 wouldn't even read the cleaning disks.

    I read somewhere else how to carefully open the case and clean the lens. Since I had plenty of other paperweights, I gave it a shot. It worked! ... for a while.

    Now, it won't read anything again. I tried cleaning again -- both using disks and the careful, direct, manual way. No go.

    On an unrelated DVD player issue (bad DVD karma this month!), I learned that Panasonic players have a 3-button reset (like Alt-Ctl-Del, but it's [|<<] + [||] + [>] for 4 seconds).

    Any idea if there's such a thing for Samsung players? Or should I just relegate this player to being a monitor stand? I guess it still plays VHS tapes....

    Thanks in advance for any help.


  • mr-diy Dec 17, 2008

    Mine worked great for the awesome 90 day warranty period. Then it began to have trouble reading disks more and more often - even disks that it had just recorded. There is a reset button-sequence in the manual. That didn't help. Nor did cleaning.



    Apparently Samsung made a huge blunder on this design. I may take to a service tech and have laser alignment checked, but to fix the problem, I bought a Panasonic!

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I agree with Mr. hattonhall, but if your unit can read and play disc before probably you can use a CD Lens Cleaner to cleanse the LENS for it may be a dirty Lens that causes the Problem. Hope this helps..

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My friend this could be caused by many things everything from a dirty OR damaged disk, or wrong zone or wrong tv mode disk ie, NTSC instead of PAL OR VICE VERSA! Or the laser unit could be stuffed or a cable connecting the dvd drive to the motherboard could be broken or out of place. Or the reader lens could be dusty or dirty. Some DVD disks need a damn good clean with warm soapy water to have any cleaning effect. clean and reins like you do the washing up! Check these things first. A word with a friendly local tech is the next step.....but we all know thats a money trail often more than the cost of a chepa new player!

Posted on Sep 08, 2007

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