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DVD player recorder won't read or play any disc

After I tried to play a dual layer (recorder on my computer), I got unknown disc. Then every disc I tried to play including dvd rentals I got unknown disc, please check disc. I tried to use dvd cleaaner but it won't read or play disc. Please tell how I can fix this. Because prior to playing dual layer disc, my dvd player/recorder worked fine.

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  • bonniezim1 Jan 03, 2008

    I have the Insignia NS-DRVCR. Store bought discs won't play. It says "unknown disc". Home recorded ones will.

  • mr_who Jan 31, 2008

    almost every disk I put in my insignia DVD player/recorder ejects the disk and says unknown disc. This DVD player/recorder is only a few months old.

  • j_karauna Oct 28, 2008

    i have a ""Lifes Good"" (LG) Dvd/Home theatre Player yesterday was reading disc, now wont read nothing keeps saying 'no disc'..... please help

  • ape18 Nov 06, 2008

    This is VERY annoying! After MULTIPLE attempts, sometimes the player will read the disk, but then just when you think that it's working & you tell it to do something, it rejects the disk again!

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    insignia is dvd 1001 dvd recorder

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2009

    I bought a Philips DVD recorder / VHS combo. From the day VHS works fine but DVD recorder do not recognize any DVD's to play or record. Can someone can help me what to do?

  • tomcricket Apr 04, 2009

    My pc DVD player /recorder was playing and recording just find a now it want read dics now for some reason .HELP

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    Its the same

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    When I put the DVD in and press play it tries to read the disc and goes to play but then says that there is no disc. This also happens with old discs that formerly played.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    I have a duAl Dvd Cd player and its playing but every time I put a disc in it say no disc



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This just worked for me. Don't know how long it will last though. I found it on this webpage

To do a reset:
On the remote control press the SETUP button,
Press the right key on the remote 3 times,
The Preference page will show up,
Press the down arrow five time to highlight
"default", hit right arrow to highlight "reset"
Press enter to reset. Turn off/on machine, etc.

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For 18 months i've been **** at Best Buy for what I thought was a piece of junk. Then I read the TIPS&TRICKS posting by BobbyR1234. Follow his instructions but add 3B. Theres a black plastic plate blocking access. Remove the 2 Phillips screws and release the plactic clip on each side. Clean as instructed. A tip-off to this being your problem: try playing a music disk. The music will play and data will show but of course there will be no video therefore the disk will work. Thanks bobby!!!!

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

  • Antoni Wojcikowskl Aug 16, 2008

    by the way ....Insignia responds to a GOLDSTAR remote


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I don't see a "SETUP" button on my remote control, is there another button to use for this? I would like to try this solution if possible as I have 2 of these units and they are both useless now (I bought them at the same time and they both seem to have died at the same time).

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