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Recorder will say "unknow disc type"

While we were playing a disc, the player stopped and when we stopped and started again the palyer will only say "unknow disc type" We do not have a user guide.

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Re: Recorder will say "unknow disc type"

Take the disk out, power off, and on again. If it still says "unknown disc type" instead of "no disc," the internal disk drive is the problem. You can try to clean the sensor, but there is a good chance the drive needs to be replaced. I have a Philips DVDR3400 that did the same thing. I bought a regular computer internal drive, connected the power supply and IDE cable, and it now works.

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

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