Question about Philips Televison & Video
I have a Philips DVDR 3480. Lately, whenever I insert a blank disc, it fails to initialize, prompting me to erase the disc, but fails to do that. It records already initialized discs well, and plays fine otherwise. What can I do to repair this?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: LG DR275 Initialize problem
hello..Carol..please refer to your user manual and look in the chapter that includes "how to" maybe you don't have to manually initialize the disks..this will be done automatically...keep it easy...please tell me how it went !...good luck...Ron
Posted on Mar 07, 2008
Press setup on your remote. Use up or down button to select( general settings ) press ok. Use the up or down buttons to ( reset all ) then press ok. Use the up or down button to ( yes ) press ok Use the up or down buttons again to select (yes) press ok. That should do it. If this works give me a vote please.Good luck.
Posted on Mar 03, 2010
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This usually happens when you close the drawer with no disc in it. There is a strong magnet inside the DVD-drive that keeps the spinning disc in the correct position. But when the drive is empty, the magnet is connected to tough to its counterpart (no disc in between) and the worn out motor and/or transmission (belt) is not able to pull them apart in order to open the disc tray.
How to fix - "brute-force-attack":
Press OPEN and give the disc draw a couple of decent slaps (or snap at the tray cover with your forefinger) until it opens. Repeat procedure, if motor stops before drawer is open.
How to fix - "high-tech-approach":
Disconnect power chord. Locate the slot provided at the bottom of the device, near the smaller, left clip holding the front panel. Insert a screwdriver into it at the far right (when viewing from the front), so you can push a small white plastic-lever-thingy (can be seen thru the slot) to the far left. Now the tray is partly opened and can be pulled out completely.
Don't you never ever close your old machine with no disc in the tray - or just start over again...
Posted on Mar 23, 2010
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