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I have a Philips 615 DVD recorder that has worked wonderfully since I got it in 2005. However, this weekend it decided to stop reading any DVD put into the tray. I was recording something and finalized it. However it seemed to get stuck during the finalization. When I took the DVD out and put it back in, it said it was blank. Now no DVDs are being read. It scans, but always comes up with no disc. Is it the DVD drive and can I replace it?

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Sometimes a blank DVD will not be the proper format. Upgrades have been done to DVD-R disks, and your recorder might not recognize the upgraded format on the newer disks. This has happened with Philips, Emerson machines- they all use a Funai burner. I have found with my FUNAI/Philips/Emerson recorder that purchasing the Philips, 1-16 speed DVD-R blank disks fixes this problem on my 2 machines. If you have an older DVD-RW 2 speed disk, it should work as well.

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Put the DVD back into the drive...Then open the DVD menu by selecting the first tittle on the disc....Hold down the up arrow on the remote to make the "Editing menu" appear....Then select "Finalize Disc".

These instructions can be found on page 54 of the instruction book.

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Taking off the case and using compressed air worked for me! :-)

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I have the same unit with the same exact problem. I ended up taking it in for repair and it's now working perfectly. I paid $100 for the repair. I dropped the unit off and picked it up myself. I think $30 additional is charged for shipping and handling in US.
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good day 2 you,, ,, i have some little advice on you,,

just open the top cover of your player and check the RIBBON WIRE of the LENS/EYE part then clean theGOLD FINGER/LINES
and get some clean cotton buds and a lighter fluid 2 clean the lens,,,,,ok,,

PS. dont use cd cleaner fluids,,, that wont clean, , , , , ,just lighter fluid ok!!!

GODBLESS U

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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