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I bought a Toshiba DVR about 3 years ago and ever sence I bought it, it has never recorded anything on any DVD+R OR DVD+RW that i could find and it will not even play already recorded dvd's or play half of my movies that where bough at a store or rented.

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95% OF THE TIMES I could fix a problem like this was by cleaning with rubbing alcohol the rubber ring on the little rotating disc in the center of the drive mechanism. !!!! Because users always stick their index finger into the hole of all the CD'S for inserting a disc into the tray that a tiny amount of grease gets deposited onto the little rotation disc which touches the center of any inserted disc at about half an inch from its center hole. (underneath) When its greasy the discs slide and the inserted discs speed stays uneven and slow.
You must open the drivebox ( after unplugging the power-cable) to see and clean it.
Be careful to not look at it with power "on" because the laser will make you go blind (danger!!!!!!! )

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Don't understand why you didn't take it back and ask for your money back 3 years ago? I suggest you go to an legal advice center and see if you can still do something about it.

It sounds like the lazer or lens could be faulty. However it could be just a bad soldering joint.

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