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Insignia NR-DVDR1 hello...i'm new to this, but i could sure use some help on a matter of an Insignia NR-DVDR1 recorder..Just recently the unit randomly started not recognizing disks...(any type of disk from home recordings, to the Holllywood made dvd's)so I ran a cleaner through it, but that did not help, so I had it taken apart and cleaned....well, nothing as far as cleaning the recorder/player has helped...still does not recognize any disks....just keeps spitting them out, and the screen reads...either no disk, or disk not recognized....well that's it...can anyone shed some light on this matter????...would like to get the darn thing to work again... thanks all....mjwb911

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    Unit suddenly would not recognize an almost new DVD -RW disk after three recording sessions. Cleaned unit, but no joy. I then tried a new +RW disk and recorded overnight. The unit played it back perfectly. But some functions work much slower with +RW disks, so I Initialized a new -RW disk in VR mode with no problem. Recorded stuff over night and it all played back with no problems. But the unit then would not recognize the same disk after a second overnight recording session. It still seems to work OK with a +RW disk, however.

  • Anonymous May 30, 2008

    The DVDR1 will not recognize any discs, including ones that were recorded on it earlier. I have followed every hint in the manual, still no correct operation. I opened it up and the circuit boards are pretty complex. A schematic would help. If anyone has had this problem and solved it, please e-mail me at Sending the unit in for repair is a losing proposition. They will replace a board at a high cost (usually more than you paid for the unit to begin with) and repair the board and put it in another unit, all without giving you credit for the board which they took out of your unit. So, they make big bucks with nothing out of their pocket.



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Just replace the dvd burner with a good one . its the same one that goes into ur computer . just make sure u get a small enouf one to fit . i did this and it works perfect sofar

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